Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Work-in-Progress Wednesday

In my spare time at work I've been knitting away at my Sarcelle scarf. Slowly but surely it's coming along but I'm beginning to think that my goal to finish by the end of April was optimistic. Of course, with work as busy as it's been I'm only finding time to knit about six rows a day. Still, in this economy it's better to be busy at work than not.

Last night I hoped to make good progress on my second Ensnared sock while Gavin and I watched an action film on DVD. Turns out I can't knit that lattice band correctly while distracted, and as a result, after knitting and ripping back twice I ended up not much further ahead than I started. The pattern is lovely and it's an interesting effect to have the gusset decreases arranged on either side of the top of the instep, but it's working up small. After determining to rip out one pair of socks this week I haven't got the heart to rip out another. The finished pair will fit my friend with size 5 feet beautifully. My size 11s? Not so much. I've been thinking that I could knit a pair for myself by adding 16 stitches and then switching down needle sizes. I'm definitely considering it.

My African Flower Hexagons are hibernating. The ends are woven in. Now the hexagons are awaiting yarn to add borders and join them. I'm vaguely optimistic that I might find that yarn on discount at the DKC Knitter's Frolic a couple of weeks from now so I've set them aside until then. What colour the joins and borders will be is still entirely up in the air, although I seem to be leaning towards a denim-y blue in my head.

As usual, I'm linking up with the gang at Tami's Amis for Work-in-Progress Wednesday. Well worth the time to visit the posted links and have a look at all the amazing work being done!

16 comments:

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

I have to have a really simple project to watch a film or the same happens here.

What needles are you using? Are they Blackthornes?

Natalie Buehler said...

Those socks are sooo interesting looking, I have never knit lattice work before, but your socks make me want to give it a go :)
x

Dee said...

That is a LOT of snips of yarn.

Love those socks. Sorry the frog monster hit your house.

Chrisknits said...

That is a very interesting sock construction. I wish you better luck in sock knitting, LOL. You deserve a pair that meet your expectations!

Evelyn said...

Your socks are coming along beautifully! Seeing your lovely green, I'm thinking I may need to knit me a pair of socks in this colorway.

Janet said...

Such a pretty sock. Sounds like an interesting construction. Love all the colors in your last photo.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The green is lovely for that sock! It would look really nice in a dark crimson too!.
Too bad it's coming out too small.

Michelle said...

We're just past the half-way point for the month, and you've got far more than 50% of that pair finished. I think you can do it!

Vicki Yelland-Browning said...

wow those socks are going to be beautiful, the green is stunning. Have a knitty wednesday xx

cleancup said...

the socks look good-- even if they are small. it just goes to prove how important being friends with people of all different foot sizes is! (and that seems really ungrammatical... sorry)

mysparemoments.com said...

I love the green of those socks, the pattern looks great. Hope the scarf goes well.

Kepanie said...

That green is so rich. I really like the looks of that sock pattern. You always have an eye for those with great catchy details.
I can't wait to see more of your scarf b/c that st pattern is so brillant.

L.E. said...

Wow! Those socks are really interesting. Can't wait to see the end result. I am really curious about knitting lattice. I need to try it soon!

Spinster Beth said...

Oooh, it's so frustrating to have to rip back! I sympathise entirely!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

The socks look great, you chose a lovely colour. Hope they are behaving now

Elisabeth Andree said...

You are such a busy bee:) I have the same, love to do more things at the same time, but sometimes that isn't working. Love the socks anyway!