February 14, 2010

Finished Object!

Pattern: Summer Lovin' Socks by Knittingnonstop
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed in Gold
Needles: US 1.5
Started: 02/04/10
Finished: 02/12/10
Mods: One additional repeat on the leg to make the socks longer.
I knit these up with with some of my birthday yarn and my new needles that Hubbs gave me. It was a very fun pattern that really helped bring me out of my grey winter sky's funk. I'm so ready for spring!
I also finished up my Central Park Hoodie only to discover that the sleeves, while a perfect length are too small. They are so tight that I just don't think I could wear it comfortably. I'm afraid that it might cut off the circulation to my hands. I'm going to take the sleeves back off and then rip them out. I have one extra skein of yarn left so I think that I can make them again one size larger and reattach them. I've never had to do anything like this before so it's going to be a learning experience.
My Thermal is on hold for the moment. I finished the body of the sweater but I decided that I didn't want to deal with using double points that have very rounded ends to knit the sleeves. I ordered a set of 8" Harmony Double Points from Knit Picks last night. Soon as they come I'll be back on the Thermal.
In the mean time I'm going to work on ripping out the sleeves for the Central Park Hoodie and trying to Finish the Tuxedo Vest. It's blocked and just needs to have the cowl neck tacked in place and it should be ready to wear...fingers crossed that there is nothing wrong with it. lol.

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Sorry about the hoodie! That's the hardest part for me -- trying to be sure that it fits. Love those socks -- you should call them daffodil socks!