Friday, February 25, 2011
Off the needles.
And soon to be on my head! Knitted from one of my Noro skeins from my Webs extravaganza -- there are so many great hat patterns out there, and so few that actually look good on my head. I had knit up a darling hat designed by Kay's talented daughter (must be in the genes), but it looked hideous on my head. I am thinking of a hat with earflaps next - but need to get some socks on my needles first. This will be my first attempt at knitting two at a time, toe down. I am very hopeful that it will get me through my second sock slump. I love knitting sock, but not socks. The thrill of the turned heel, the excitement as I make my way down the foot - then the overwhelming satisfaction as I graft the toe is a one-sock-only occurrence. I can barely force myself to cast on the second one. My shoulders slump, I whine, I do anything but knit. Will two-at-a-time, toe-down work? The jury is still out on this thorny issue.