Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New Projects on the Needles

I’ve put a little time into some of the old projects, but, as usual, I couldn’t resist starting a new project (or two). I’m working on an hourglass-ish sweater, but I’m at the point where I really need to go out and buy the pattern rather than winging it. I have no problem knitting a big tube with a little waist shaping, but I’d much rather stick to the pattern when it comes to the neckline and sleeves of this one. I’m using one of my Argentina yarns – a slubby cotton that is ultra soft – sort of like Manos stria but with the thickness variations of regular Manos. I wasn’t sure it would work for the hourglass, but so far I’m really liking the texture…



It is MUCH more blue in real life.

I’m also working on a pair of camouflage socks using the squeakiest sock yarn on earth – there are no natural fibers in this one, but I couldn’t resist the colorway. So far it’s pooling a bit more than I had hoped, but is perfect mindless knitting during all of the Olympics I’ve been watching.



I’m not involved in the knitting Olympics, but HOORAH! for all of you Olympic knitters – I hope your projects are going well!

6 comments:

Veronique said...

Nothing about your first day at school? Start dishing!

Ashley said...

I think I just made this word up, but when I looked at that sweater I thought "snubbly!"

gleek said...

yeah, how was your first day of school?!

wow, that picture of the slubby cotton yarn is nothing how it looks in real life. i think that the blue here is more accurate:

http://www.gleek.net/gallery/knitbloggers/CIMG1650

i love that yarn

Brooklyn Handspun said...

That Argentina yarn is great - it has a wonderful handspun quality. yeah I'm with the others tell us about school and the tasty treats you'll be bringing to the point for us...hehee

carrie said...

yes, please tell us about school! i feel anxiety just thinking about the first day of school. how are the sensible shoes?

Stephanie said...

Both sweater and sock look great so far! I'm dying to go for Attempt #2 on the Jaywalkers once I finish my Olympics project! And I love the knee highs from the previous post!