Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Today's progress for the most part takes the form of frogging. Which is progress of a sort, since it often takes a lot of thought and a lot of work to finally commit to this plan of action.
With my silk mawatas I cast on Sleekit Mitts ... and then ripped out after completing the lace border. Time to admit to myself that my hands are not a woman's small to medium that the pattern is said to fit. That first mitt was knitting up impossibly small. The mawatas are in time-out until an appropriate pattern suggests itself to me.
The shell pink cloud cotton had been knit up into a Hey Teach sweater for my sister a couple of years ago. But how is that I didn't know that my sister HATES pink? I only found that out days before Christmas when she told me that she held her nose and bought a pink sweater for my niece. Oh dear. It's hung sad and unloved in my closet for a couple of years, but starting today that yarn is going to be repurposed into this. At least I hope so.
The only WIP actually behaving is the pair of Canal du Midi socks for my year of projects. The second sock is knitting up quickly and beautifully; thank goodness for that! Do check out the list at Tami's Amis to find a lot more progress and (hopefully) a lot less ripping out.