Friday, September 16, 2011

tappan zee sweater - out of yarn

I ran out of yarn! Rats! The sleeves are just not long enough for me. I wanted 3/4 length sleeves and these are only elbow or a little less. So the sweater will be set aside until I get to town and do some yarn shopping. I hope I can come up with something that is complementary to what I have because both of these colors are discontinued. If not, at least something I can live with as this sweater is for home use. (We keep a very cool house in the winter and layers are a must!)

So to start my next knitting project! I want to learn to knit socks! I want to do a top-down, afterthought-heel sock. I think a 2 x 2-rib leg would be simple enough. So I am waffling between Laura Linneman's After Thought Heel Socks or Cat Bordhi's Houndini Socks. Yes, I know, the Houndini Socks pattern is toe-up, but construction method really intrigues me. And why not knit the foot of the sock Cat Bordhi's way and knit the leg top-down then Kitchener stitch the two parts together? Unless, I go to Helen Griffin Golden Apples blog and look at some of her videos on bind-offs to learn a really stretchy one. Which wouldn't hurt me any either!

Well, off to do some more research, you have a good day!



  1. You're such an adventurous knitter! Looking forward to seeing which pattern you go with for the socks. I prefer toe-up on two circulars, but it's great that there are so many different ways you can knit them.

    Hope you find yarn you like for your sleeves.

  2. I love the choices too! That maybe why it has taken me so long to jump in!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  3. Oh no. I've had this happen too, with handspun and I just didn't have enough. I finally gave up and crocheted a vest. I do hope you can finish it as it looks lovely.

    My sock knitting is mostly toe up on DPNs. I've been meaning to learn sock knitting on circs, just haven't had the time!

  4. It would help if I would just stick to the pattern! Because I had more than enough for it. However, me being me, patterns as well as recipes are merely suggestions or spring boards for "Well that's kind of interesting, but wonder what would happen if?" LOL! Then I'm in trouble again!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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