Sunday, February 18, 2007

Some Knits are Like That!

Okay, I started a pair of knee socks the other day. The pattern calls for twisted rib, (k1 tbl, p1) for the cuff. I got started and forgot. So, I decided to go with regular 1 by 1 rib for the top half (the visible part) of the cuff, then do twisted rib for the under half. I figured the twisted rib would pull in a bit. Problem was, as I started the twisted rib part, that it made the first part look messy. So, there went 3.5 inches of the first sock and 4 of the second. Frog. I'll start over again.

Then I pulled out the other pair of socks I have been working on. The orange with green. I took a serious look at them, and decided I wasn't happy with them either. They just didn't work. Frog. So that is 2 pairs of socks frogged in the same day! Not a good time for my knitting.

We drove up part way to Nathan and Kim's to meet them. My birthday present (with the connivance of Allison -- thank you!) was an alpaca fleece. Kim's friend raises them, Samson's fleece won first place in his color division at the 2002 Midwest Alpaca Jamboree. The breeder sent his whole fleece -- unskirted -- in a sheet so that it will be easier to skirt. I have legs and neck fleece as well as the blanket, so I'm going to have to spend some quality time tomorrow separating it out. Any good ideas as to what to do with non-blanket fleece?


Anonymous said...

Looks like it will be a handsome fleece - great color!


Crow Calling Woman said...

I use alpaca seconds (way cheaper!!), it is still soft, just not as soft as the prime and has a slight scratchy feel to it-but it's not harsh. Scratchy sounds harsh, but it really is not.