Realising that I had missed off one of the other frogged projects, combined with a conversation with friends this evening, has led me to think about the projects which are just giving me hassle!
Mentioned earlier, the Liab socks were being knitted for a long-standing friends. I was pleased that the 50 gram balls meant I could keep the foot length growing long enough to make longer socks than normal (e.g. socks for me or mansocks). What I hadn’t factored in was the fineness of the yarn; far finer than most of my sock yarn… and I’m a tight knitter. So as I completed the first sock (except for kitchenering, fortunately), I realised it seemed quite tight. I asked my friend to try it on, and he confirmed it was too tight. I couldn’t find anyone with narrow enough feet so in the end I frogged it.
The pattern is lovely, and remains something I want to knit… different yarn is definitely needed though. In fact, I liked it so much I looked up other patterns by the same designer, General Hogbuffer. That project will follow in a later post.
After completing the Jaywalkers (mentioned in the same post as Liab and which will be covered in a subsequent post), I offered to make my friend the beautiful Freebees socks. I looked out for yarn, and in the end picked Violet Green‘s Beth yarn (Bluefaced Leicester) in Sunflower. Again this is a very fine yarn and is too fine for the pattern. After discussions with my friends this evening, I think it’s not going to work out in this yarn, so another one will be needed. H has suggested dyeing something specifically, which seems the way forwards but sadly, this is another project which needs to bite the dust.
Sea Tangles Scarf
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I have some beautiful Habu yarn; silk and stainless steel in red and blue, and wool and stainless steel in green. Trying out the Sea Tangles Scarf seemed a good idea as it would be an interesting way to use the blue yarn but I’m not feeling convinced. I can’t put my finger on why, or what about it but I’m just not feeling the love. I’ll leave it for now, and certainly not frog it immediately… not least because I don’t think it will frog well. Much pondering to do.
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I’ve wanted to make Nutkin for ages, and favourited it as soon as I joined Ravelry. Finally I had the opportunity as we were going away. Long bus travel and an easy to learn repeat. Ideal. In fact, so much so that I had almost an entire sock by the time we got to France. It’s a really lovely knit. However, as the emerging theme through several of these posts hints, I knit tight. So the enduring question is, is it too tight? That is yet to be established. :/