Tuesday, August 29, 2006

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The first FO I mentioned in my prior message, the camo colored socks, are not quite as F of an O as I thought. I was about to bind off and tried one on, only to find that it hit my calf at a spot where it a.) made my normally scrawny lower leg look hefty and b.) was destined to fall down every 37 seconds.



I ripped out the ribbing and I’m knitting up as a proper knee sock now.

I started the Equinox Yoke Pullover, but that had to be ripped as well. I like a roomy sweater, but it was ridiculous.



I’m going to restart it in a smaller size just as soon as I get those size 3 needles out of the camo socks. I was a little worried about the fair isle until I realized I have 87 yards of stockinette to get through, so there’s clearly plenty of time for a little fair isle practice on the side (Norwegian stockings, perhaps?). Anyone know a yarn store in NY that sells Dale yarns?

In other news, guess what I did last night…



The crowd was solidly behind Agassi, including one particularly verbal fan next to us in the nosebleed seats. Definitely the best $18 I’ve ever spent on a ticket to a sporting event.

7 comments:

Sandra said...

so nice to be hearing from you once again, beth!

you have a lot more patience for knitting than i do, that's for sure. i would have long ago thrown both projects in the garbage. and you think i'm joking. . .

Veronique said...

I *think* Downtown yarns carries Dale. Have fun conquering fair isle!

gleek said...

yeah! i love the US open! so much fun! we're not going this year because we're going to san fran instead so i guess i shouldn't complain about not being there.

wow, that sweater was huge! good thing you stopped when you did. did you swatch first?

Ashley said...

So jealous of your US Open attendance! (Now there's an event that calls for some take-along stockinette.)

Lisa said...

Wow - that would have been an extremely roomy sweater! You probably could have gotten 2 of you in there!

schrodinger said...

The US open sounds like a lot of fun - one day I, too, will go see a match or two.

That sweater could have been fine... if you didn't mind sharing it with someone else :)

Brooklyn Handspun said...

Welcome back to the blog world!

Good thing you frogged the sweater when you did, I'll be taking the tank I'm working on off the needles tonight to see if I have to do the same - but I knit quite a bit more! Cross your fingers for me.