I finished the Caspian Sea Socks, as you may recall. They seemed a bit small, but it turns out my SIL has smaller feet than I do, so that should be okay, but there’s another hitch. She says they’re so beautiful she’s afraid to wear them. Sigh. Non-knitters.
And instead of playing soccer with the other moms today, I finished the Find The River socks at the Sniglet’s soccer practice! Via the latest Cast-On, I found this page, and decided to try a modified version of the picot bind-off. Yes, the first time I’ve ever tried this technique, and I had to mess with it. <claven>Well, you know, experienced knitters know where they can take liberties…</claven> Nope. I have done this from my very first project. Once a friend brought me a pattern and the yarn and said “knit this for me please, just like that!” and another friend bet me a dollar that I wouldn’t be able to get through the project without changing it somehow. You bet I lost.
So FTR has to be end-tucked, washed, blocked, and photographed in daylight, all slated for tomorrow, pinky swear! Tragically, you can’t really see the cable very clearly, because the yarn is both marled and variegated, like Tofutsi – such a joy to knit with, but I don’t know that I like how it looks when it’s knitted up. And I will try the pattern again with some nice Wollmeise yarn, which I will order as soon as I’ve decided what colors I want – for several projects I have in mind. I will also put the cable pattern up in these here internet tubes, just as soon as I figure out how. I actually emailed Eunny Jang today to ask what charting software she uses.
You know what this means… I have only Arwen to work on. Let the hives and hyperventilation begin, ack! I have to get on a train tomorrow! What am I going to do?
Well, start some new socks, though I don’t know if I have enough of this yarn to finish them. I’m thinking a simple damask raindrop pattern, I can call it “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my…Feet,” whaddya think?
Oh, and the title. Well, I’m feeling the Pull of Destiny, and I can’t resist it. I have to knit this sweater (careful, that links to a .pdf – here’s a photo of the Yarn Harlot’s version, in progress). Only I need to use this yarn, and I’ve already “made up” a vine-and-leaves pattern instead of the squares. It is such a wintry thing, and I almost never wear patterned stuff and I hate steeking, but I can’t seem to talk myself out of this. I need to make this sweater, it’s like a biological imperative, the same sort of urge that sends me rummaging for chocolate at midnight.
Speaking of midnight, the internet-tubes are apparently blocked, and everything is taking forever to load and save and whatnot, and it is now well past my bedtime. Over and out.
Song du jour of the day: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, by Harry Connick Jr., from the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack.