Waiting on Hand and Foot April 10, 2007Posted by merp in Knitting.
A couple of small, travel projects, halfway there…
Three weeks ago in Boston (where I spent a lovely afternoon in Newton with my friend Anne – responsible for one significant phase of my knitting education years ago), I made this sock:
It got weirder. The foot turned out to be way too narrow so I added this awkward insert on one side of the foot (god forbid I should frog and start again). And then the whole provisional cast-on thing didn’t work so well – seems I started one row in and have this fun row of bumps left on the heel.
So, not a sock of beauty. Franksteiny, even. But it fits perfectly! And they’re meant to be around-the-house socks anyway. No hurry to make the second sock, as the months of sock-free living are nearly here.
The week after I got back, I made this glove for Aaron who, after seeing my new mitts, demanded something similar for the office (always too cold, apparently). And after seeing Pan’s Labyrinth (heartbreaking masterpiece – go, but do not take your kids), declared he liked the Resistance aesthetic. Clearly, then, it was time for knucks.
I even did it in the recommended yarn (Rowan Felted Tweed) – what’s come over me?
Again, no real urgency for the second knuck, but I may make it this weekend in Indiana. He has yet to tell me what he wants the knuckles to say….