First, the knitting:
- I've finished the first of the pair of Veil of Rosebuds socks (Clara Parkes' Knitter's Book of Socks) for which I have a deadline, and am working my way down the leg of the second. Here it is on my foot (not the foot for which it's intended). Isn't the subtle striping lovely?
- I finished The Shoemaker's Hat (Clara Parkes, Knitter's Review) but it was too small for me, so I put it on the mitten tree at church; I'll make another with -- I think -- an extra 4 stitches, which should do the trick. It's threatening to get colder here soon so I'd best get going.
- I've signed up for a Socks from Stash 2012 challenge on Ravelry...and January's task is to make a pair from the oldest sock yarn in one's stash. I have no idea if this is the oldest, but I'm using Jawoll Cotton Superwash yarn in a colour that's long been discontinued -- a lovely sage green. It's a blend of cotton, superwash wool and nylon, so there's some memory and resilience to it. The pattern I've chosen? Cable Rib Socks by Erica Alexander, which I found in my copy of Favorite Socks from Interweave Press. I have yet to cast on, but my fingers are itching.!
- And I seem to have fallen into a mini-KAL (Knit ALong) on Ravelry with a gal in Vienna who wants to make a Miss Marple-style cardigan. She's an afficionado of patterns from the nineteen thirties, and had found a couple of possibilities online. The problem is, they seem to be made for impossibly small women. She has, however, found a pullover that she believes she can adapt to her size. I, on the other hand, scrounged around in my Vogue Knitting magazines (I got rid of all but 1/2 dozen or so when I moved) and found a beauty by Kim Hargreaves -- the Lace Panel Cardigan -- from the Fall 1990 issue. (NOTE: you need to be a Ravelry member to open that link to the pattern. Sorry! If you're a knitter and not a member, though, you might check it out -- it's free!)
I'll reserve my non-knitting activities for the next post -- see you later! :-)