They’re saying it will be a blizzard, but it’s just getting started … I’m planning to stay in all day tomorrow and should have some time to turn a couple of heels, yeah!
“What heels?”, you may ask … I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had time to post. But I HAVE used whatever free time I could find to knit a little! I grabbed some yarn from the stash and the needles from the last pair of socks (still in their project bags, not put away … hey, I’ve been busy!) and fired up a pair of toe-up socks just to have something going. The tweedy yarn was calling for something in the cable realm but I wanted another easy pair, so I decided to use a nifty stitch pattern from one of the scarves on the 2008 Christmas list … the “yarn-over cable” from Barbara Walker’s indispensable “Treasury of Knitting Patterns”. It’s not really a cable, it uses a slip stitch decrease followed (on the next row) by a yarn-over to restore the stitch count. But it looks like a cable with a little hole in the middle — cool! It’s easy and effective and, from what I can see so far, makes a nice ribbing. Here’s a pic I took almost a week ago:
As noted, I’m about to turn the heels. That could take some experimenting cuz I’m planning to put the cable rib on the heel instead of a heel stitch but haven’t really thought it all out yet, ha ha!
Oh, I also started some lace. For 2007 Christmas knitting, I made lots of lace scarves and gave them all away, forgot to make one for myself! I’ve had the yarn but never got around to getting started on it. Until a couple of weeks ago, that is:
This does not look impressive, but patience is necessary. Blocking will reveal something pretty in the end!