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!