Sunday, November 6, 2011

Year of Projects - Denmark Post 02

the first couple of inches


Knitting on the Road: Canada • Canal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna  Denmark • Friday Harbor • Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe • Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby 

I'll confess that there hasn't been much progress on my Denmark sock. After knitting the first sock almost to the heel I decided to rip it out entirely and reknit adding one repeat to each side of the sock to bring the round to 72 stitches. That's a much better number considering I'm knitting this sock with lighter yarn and smaller needles than the pattern suggests.

Things have been too busy around here to get much knitting done. Last week the pressure was on to push through as much work as possible before I started my two week vacation on Friday. Saturday we picked up my brother at the airport - he's flown in for a week-long visit from Fredericton. What little knitting time I've had has been devoted to my red sweater, which I'm happy to report should be completed later today or sometime tomorrow. With the sweater off the needles I should have more time for this sock. And then there's the fact that Christmas is just 48 days away ... better get a move in! Expect a big update next week!

10 comments:

Cris said...

The sock is so pretty - I admire you working on those tiny lil needles :P

Hope you have a great visit with your brother! I wish I had a week with my brother. I miss him terrible.

As for Christmas... 48 days... YIKES!

Ruth said...

Love the yarn colour of your socks and looking forward to seeing more of them...eeeekkkk 48 days till xmas...surely we have longer !

Dee said...

That is such a beautiful color of purple.

Enjoy the visit with your brother.

goodpurlgonebad said...

Enjoy your vacation! Denmark is very pretty indeed.

Faith said...

48 days!! Yeah, but who's counting right?

I'm feeling relaxed about my Christmas things but I'm sure that's because it hasn't sunk in yet how much I have to do!

Erin said...

It looks beautiful!

Chrisknits said...

Ouch! Did you have to remind us how close Christmas is?

Keri said...

Those are so pretty! Love the colour.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

The purple is lovely, a pain that they had to be frogged, but you will be happier with the FO. Sounds like a busy week, looking forward to photos of the red sweater

Delusional Knitter said...

Eeekk! 48 days!!