SFCKAL week 9; finished socks (for me!)
- Jayne is getting friendlier with her chart. I love when that happens. Even though I know I won't memorize a whole complicated colorwork chart, it's nice when your brain kicks in and you start getting that gut feeling for how it all works and fits together.
- Becki had some problems with her first go at the Crichton sleeve, and ripped it out. But she figured out the problem. Yay! (If it's any consolation, I did the same exact thing on the first sweater I ever knit. The decreases were at the top of the sleeve. bah!)
- Terri is up to the armhole and V-neck shaping on her Northwest Sunset vest!
- Lola has made massive progress on her Flyway Vest, and has a question about armhole shaping. (My advice would be to look at other vest patterns in the book, to see if their armholes are done in a similar way. I've only knit one colorwork vest, so my experience is pretty limited.)
- Kilsharion has started on her Ark vest again. Maybe pictures next week? I'm curious to see how it looks!
- TJ is making steady progression her Vertical Stripes sweater, and has a photo of how she centered the pattern in the back.
By the way, something was up with Yahoo and/or Gmail (I suspect Yahoo), and I didn't receive mail from the SFCKAL Yahoo group for the longest time. I woke up to a zillion emails. Um, sorry about that. I just thought there wasn't any discussion. I'll try to catch up on those this week.
I have no new colorwork goodness to show you (the Ingeborg sleeve is growing slowly), but I do have socks!
pattern: Go With the Flow, by Evelyn A. Clark, in Summer 2005 Interweave Knits
yarn: KPPPM p207b
blah blah blah: I made them shorter than the pattern says, because I was afraid of running out of yarn. I could have made them longer, but they're nice Springy socks, and long enough. I started on size 1 DPNs, but moved to size 0 partway down the cuff on both socks, because my gauge was too loose on the 1s. I knit these before in Kroy, so either I get a looser gauge with Koigu, or I knit looser on DPNs than I used to. I decreased to 16 stitches on the toes, instead of 12. The length was perfect without the extra decrease round, and I found the toes on my first pair to be a bit too pointy for my feet.
The fit? Perfect.
This photo involved great feats of balance and luck. (Can there be feats of luck?)