Sunday, February 12, 2012
Year of Projects - what next
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
Last Thursday I finished my Spey Valley socks bringing my completion total to ten out of the seventeen patterns in the book Knitting on the Road. I'm still deciding which pair to start next.
The Friday Harbour pattern calls for 50 stitches on 2.75mm needles - I don't have any yarn on hand that would suit that. I'd prefer to modify the pattern to make it 70 stitches on 2.0mm needles but I haven't come up with a strategy for that yet. Looking through other Raveler's note suggests that most people are just adding more rib at the back of the leg. Hmm, not sure that's what I want to do.
I could start Huron Mountain but I'm not really in the mood for a black and white colourwork sock with large stretches of stockinette. After all I just finished a pair of grey socks that were mainly K5 P2 rib. Ho hum.
The most promising pattern is New England - an elegant lacy sock with a central diamond lace pattern. Over the last couple of days I've considered casting on, but I'm hesitating over my yarn choice. I really like this sock in a solid colour but do I want to do it in a creamy white? What do you think?
In the meantime - while entirely failing to make any decisions about the next pair of socks - I've been working on other things. I finished Miss Doolittle last night and blocked it over night. And this morning I made a start on a pair of Susie Roger's Reading Mitts in a lovely dove grey yarn. Maybe tomorrow I'll make a decision about sock patterns.