Sunday, February 19, 2012
Year of Projects - New England 01
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
Each and every time I look at the sock on my needles I'm amazed by the yarn. Based on what I saw in the skein I had expected a more stripey effect, and to be honest I thought this "peeps" colourway would be too much for this complicated lace pattern. I really did think I'd be ripping out and starting over in a solid colour yarn. And I'm very relieved and excited as to how well this is working out!
That's not to say that I haven't ripped out twice, but that's got to do with my own problems with reading and following charts. I laughed out loud yesterday when I reread the introduction to these socks in the book Knitting on the Road. Nancy Bush remarks "You may have to watch the chart while knitting these socks, especially while working the center diamond, but the results are well worth the effort." She's absolutely right, I should have been watching the chart more closely. All's well that ends well however; it looks like I've got the pattern down now that I'm into the third repeat.
This weekend is a long weekend for us Ontarians; on Monday we celebrate Family Day. My sister is picking me up to drive out to my brother's family for lunch - sounds like a couple of bonus hours of knitting time for me. With any luck I should be able to finish the leg and turn the heel before my work week starts.