Friday, February 18, 2011
Stranded colourwork, that is. That's what I planned for my train - subway - bus trip today. And I must confess to some trepidation about how well it would turn out, but it's turned out just fine. I was able to sort out where I'd left off on the chart and it seems I can start and finish two rounds between each train stop and one round for each subway station. All good.
I'll admit I had my doubts about continuing with these socks. They're not really my style. With all the stranding they're too thick and warm to be worn in shoes. And they're tight across the ankles, but I haven't the faintest idea about how to address that with all this patterning and an afterthought heel.
But then I thought, what the heck; I've come this far, why not finish them? They've been instructional and I really think I'm getting a better handle on stranded colourwork knitting thanks to this pattern. That's a good thing, especially as this sweater is my someday when I'm really good at this I'm going to knit this project.