Monday, October 16, 2006

Sometimes you need a change of scene...

I finally did get the chart under control for the Pea Pod sweater (PDF is here if you want the pattern). It is a fast knit; just on Sunday and not knitting all day, I got quite a bit done. I'm up to the split for the underarm and zooming quickly up the front right.

Coincidentally (I ordered this yarn for this sweater weeks ago), Wendy just finished a Pea Pod in a similar color. I'm not using the indicated yarn, though; I'm using Cleckheaton Country 8-ply, a cushy superwash wool. I have two of these sweaters to make — the other will either be yellow or green, I think. I'm really enjoying this pattern, now that I get it {insert wry smile here}...

This wasn't all I did, either. I did get back to sock-knitting at last, and finished the first Hedera. Yes, it's for someone with small feet — smaller than mine, anyway — but also, when this is blocked and the heel flattened out, it'll look bigger. It's not blocked and the needle's still in it because I'm not entirely happy with my Kitchenering (as usual!!) and I might redo it. This is a Christmas gift, so I have some motivation to do a nice job.

2 comments:

Julie said...

The sock is lovely! Check out fluffyknitter Debs post (http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com/2006/03/e-is-for-egg-darning-egg-that-is.html) about an easy way to do the kitchener. Ever since I did, my toes look GREAT (well, my toes still look ugly but the toes of my socks look great) :)

Laura B said...

That Hedera is lovely!