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.

8 comments:

GirlAnachronismE said...

Wow, you've been busy, congrats on getting so much finished! And it hink that New England would look great in cream!

goodpurlgonebad said...

Such prettiness! Beautiful scarf and mitt-beginning.

I think New England is gorgeous. The pattern reminds me very much of school socks. I never wear white or cream socks so am the worst person to ask for an opinion...

Sandy said...

Tell us about the scarf in your picture....I love it, sooooo beautiful.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

As always, I'm amazed by your ability to finish so many things!

Ruth said...

Love all your sock choices but New England are by far my favourite, I don't know how you'd go about adding in more stitches...thats just me being a total novice though. You know I saw the different colours in New England and the cream white just didn't do anything for me. I think a solid colour would look fab...but hey I'm the novice what would I know. I just love Miss Doolittle, its gone onto my favourites list lol.

Chrisknits said...

I always planned to do the NE socks, but never got around to them before stopping with sock knitting. I vote for those. Love the scarf and those mitts are a to do on my list too.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Doolittle looks beautiful.

I've been meaning to cast on for a pair of Susie's but I keep getting distracted

Kim said...

I love the look of the New England pattern and the ones you finished are gorgeous too. Oh--and the Miss Doolittle scarf? It sees to jhave made it onto my favorites list today!
*smiles*