Friday, September 19, 2008

WIP Friday

I don't have a whole lot to show you today, but here is what is on my needles/spindle:

1.  Clapotis using my new Silk Noir!  So last night I just couldn't resist casting of for this project.  I am loving the yarn and how happy all the colors look.  It is really hard to capture this yarn accurately in a pic, but trust me it is lovely!

2.  Retro Rib Socks #2 in Knit Picks Risata.  I have turned the heels and started the gusset decreases.  The first time I made these socks I thought it was a slow pattern....it still is.   These are my September socks (for PAMC) so I must keep going!  This is top of my weekend to do list, even though I really want to work on my Clapotis!

3.  Here is my first plain (ie-Knit Night) sock finished!  (It was good to work on during the hurricane too)  I'm using Online Cotton and really liking it! 

4.  And on the spindle....a friend who thought she wanted to spin, but decided she wasn't going to get around to it gave me a huge bag of 70% Shetland 30% Mohair roving!!!  (I'm spinning it up for her for Christmas....shhhhhhh!)  It is coming along nicely!

5.  Okay Gertrude (the giraffe) is still in her balloon stage waiting for a rainy day, my alpaca sweater is still just the back...it is still hot here (but maybe starting to cool down)

Do you see something missing?  Yep!  I started the second plain sock (the mate to #3) for the tutorial (thank you for all your encouraging comments) and messed it up at Knit Night.  Yep!  Can't even do ribbing at knit night....so I went shopping instead....and am loving the Silk Noir.  

From the comments yesterday, Carole wrote:
Hi, I really enjoyed the lesson. I have a question. I got my needles from knit picks size 2 circulars. I'm wondering if my cord is too long, as I spend more time pulling on the cord than I do knitting. I did get the heel made, but just to had to give up . Could anyone tell me is there a trick to get them to slide smoother? They seem like really nice needles.

Carole brings up a good point and in my opinion one of the real draw backs of Magic Loop knitting.  You do spend a lot of time readjusting your work, especially is you are a tight knitter.  I have never used the knit picks circulars?  Have you?  Do you have any suggestions for Carole?  
Thanks in advance for your help dear readers!

8 comments:

Lovs2Knit said...

Your WIPs look great!

I use Knit Pics circs for knitting magic loop. I normally use a 32" circ for knitting one sock at a time or knitting two socks at a time for my kiddos. If I'm knitting two socks at a time for myself I normally use my 40" since it gets a little crowded on my 32" for adult size socks. The more comfortable you get using the magic loop method, the quicker you'll be. :)

Rebecca Jo said...

Love WIP's...they keep you on your toes!

I have to say, I love your stitch markers too - I love how beautiful they make them!

Jennifer said...

Alpaca sweater?! I can see why that one hasn't seen much knitting time! I guess it would be useful for when you visit Kansas!

Alison Boon said...

Some wonderful pieces in action there.

Aunt Kathy said...

Leah that's a nice thing to do to spin that up for your friend. But I am not surprised. It's so you.

Marti said...

Good luck with the clapotis. I set mine aside and now I don't know where I was at...
I don't really knit socks per say but I have knit a few pair. I would not do magic loop for anything. I find it frustrating. When I first starting knitting I was doing it for a hat because I bought the wrong length of circulars. I didn't even know it was a method, I thought I made it up LOL!

Robin said...

You have been so incredibly busy! That silk yarn is so beautiful ~ the clapotis is a lof o fun to knit ~ enjoy!

Stacy said...

I can't wait to see the Clapotis!! Wish I could feel the yarn through the computer....

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