OK, technically there is still one WIP on the needles and I really shouldn’t be starting a new project (I was going to clear the needles first) … but I’m thinking of ripping it. It was an experiment and, although it’s OK, it’s not interesting. Same (easy) stitch over and over. It a good yarn (alpaca-silk) and I think I’d rather use it for something else.
With the rationalization out of the way, I give you:
An unnamed toe. Oh yes, I spent hours browsing sock patterns and I have one in mind. But as I was knitting this up this morning, I realized: hey, there’s no commitment to a pattern until both toes are finished! For this pair of socks, I wanted a) to use stash b) a solid color c) a color that can be put to heavy use d) an interesting but not-too-complex pattern (to memorize and work while riding the train). The current candidate is Tesselating Lace Socks, a pattern available for free at Ravelry.
I was also cogitatin’ on using the mixed bag of yarn that’s left over from Christmas scarves. It’s lovely yarn in lots of colors, but I just can’t get into any of the ideas I’ve come up with yet. Here’s a test-swatch for a new stitch pattern:
Bagheera says that this looks (and feels) a lot like crochet. Too firm and thick to become a sweater vest. Looks wonderful in stripes though! Maybe it can be a scarf. Or not … it’s already ripped!