This week I ended up knitting more on my “non” shellseeker sweater than I thought. I keep putting off starting my daughter’s top. I know I’m a bit concerned that I know what I’m doing since it starts out knitted flat for the yoke and then stitches are picked up to turn it into knitting in the round for the body. I hate picking up stitiches and generally avoid those patterns. But I finally started swatching. The yarn couldn’t be more lovely to knit. The wool/bamboo fiber is sooo soft and the subtle sheen is gorgeous. I like that the dye didn’t absorb absolutely evenly giving the yarn a very slight variegated quality. Hopefully I”ll have more progress than a swatch by next week.
I finished the cuff on my advent socks. I ran out of the first yarn so half the cuff is the white with black speckle and the bottom half is purple. I like it. Starting the first stripe is on hold. Unfortunately I realized that the white yarn I planned to use in several of the stripe patterns is too thick – more of a DK versus fingering. So I ordered some white sock yarn that should arrive this week. It was on clearance at the website so shipping cost as much as the yarn!! I think I’m going to have to track my shopping. Sure seems that I buy something for knitting almost every week!!
Reknitting my non-shellseeker has worked out well as a TV and social knitting project thus it’s getting good attention. I’ll be working on it as I watch the football games Sunday. After I finish the dark grey stripe on the body I’ll move to wider stripes but only a 50% increase (from 8 rows to 12 rows) instead of the 100% increase I did last time. You can still see the 100% increase on my sleeves as they still have to be ripped back.
KNITTING PLAN ADDITION
With my daughter getting engaged, I’ve decided to try my hand at making a Christmas ball ornament and making my own chart!!?? I hope to make her a basic knitted ball ornament that simply says Engaged with the year. Hmm, now that I think about it, I should make wedding ornaments for my son and step-daughter who got married over the past 2 years. This plan really is blowing up quickly!! 🙂 All good.
A treat this week was getting together with two sorority sisters that I hadn’t seen in over 40 years!!! Who could image that after going to college in Indiana that we’d meet again 40+ years later in Naples, FL. We are all snowbirding. What a wonderful outdoor lunch we had by the ocean with our hubbies.