January 22, 2007

One Down, One to Go – In More Ways Than One.

Posted in Knitalongs, knitting at 12:22 pm by nephele

I finished the first round 1 DeathSock and I’m working away on number 2. Here’s the finished sock (with the unstarted ball of yarn for number 2):

deathsock2

Number 2 is in the middle of the gussets as of this morning. I’ll probably be done with it some time tomorrow unless I get a burst of knitting mojo tonight.

So that’s the first of the “One Down…” items. Here’s the next one. I posted a week or so ago about some of my future project plans. I listed two sweaters. Right about the time I finished the gussets on the first DeathSock I got a little bored and the ADKD bug bit. Yup, I started one of the sweaters. Specifically, I started Forecast with my Cascade Quattro.

See that’s the problem with planning stuff out. Once I know what I’m going to do with something I want to get started. Well, no. Actually I want to finish it but that takes a little longer.

I did change the cable to get rid of the bobbles. I could have done a simple 3/3/3 braid using the existing 9 stitches but I wanted something a little different. I went with and 8 stitch wide, 4 ply braid. Charted, it looks like this:

I haven’t gotten too far on it since I really do need to finish those socks but it was nice to make a start. The pattern is a top down raglan. Here’s what I have so far:

forecast1

Another item for the “Is She Crazy or What?” list. I signed up for Yarnmonkey’s newest venture KnitOff. This one is a straight competition with no exchanges. Starting Everyone will be paired up in simple, single elimination rounds. Starting in March we will get a pattern to knit. Work as fast as you can. The first person in each pair to upload a picture of the finished item wins and moves on to the next round of competition. Eventually there will be two knitters battling it out to be the KnitOff champion of the world! Heh. We’ll see how long I last. I’m a fairly fast knitter but over the length of this completition any number of things could conspire to mess me up. It’s also possible that my round one opponent will be a real wiz and knock me out before I’ve even started.

One last thing, a quick poll of sorts. WordPress has added a new feature. Point your mouse at any of the text links in this post or over on the blogroll and you’ll get a popup with a preview of the page the link targets. So the poll… Is this a cool feature or an annoying widget? I can turn it off if I want but undecided so I’ll leave it up to you. Leave a comment and let me know if I should keep it or can it.

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1 Comment »

  1. Sarah said,

    To be honest, I find that feature a little annoying. I usually know from the context whether I want to click on a link or not, and the preview is too small for me to see really clearly anyway. Good luck with KnitOff!


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