Tuesday, July 20, 2010

This week on the needles, July 18th

This week is late, and short, as I'm still working on my main two projects - the purple Estelle cardigan, and my orange socks.

The Estelle cardigan is almost finished in the body, then I'll need to do the arms.  This is the project that I signed up to do as an "OWL" for the Ravelry Harry Potter cup group.  It needs to be done for the end of July, which may not happen.

The orange "brick road" socks are moving along great - I started and completed the second sock in a week, which is fast for me.  This would have finished the pair, except that I purposely made the second sock a lot taller than the first.  I then ripped out the cast on and the two inches of ribbing in order to start knitting the top to meet up the longer sock.  It's much harder to rip out the reverse knitted fabric - it's the first time I've done it.  And now the stitches are messy and I'm not sure if I'll be able to recover the right look of the mock cables.  Ah well.  If worse comes to worse, I'll rip it all out and start again, from the toe-up this time, to match the second sock.

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