After a bunch of contemplation, I have frogged a portion of the completed Pomatomus sock. I didn’t think to take photos of before I did it, but here’s what it currently looks like:
I frogged it because I just wasn’t happy with the final fit. It was a little bit too short lengthwise and I knew if I didn’t frog it, I wouldn’t be happy with it and thus never actually wear them. The photo came out really dark and no matter what I did, I couldn’t get it lighter. Strange. Here’s a close up of the stitch detail:
It’s a little bright and not that close of a representation of a the color of the yarn. It’s somewhere in between the two photos. I do love the color, though, and it really fits the pattern well. It reminds me of the ocean. I have started the second sock. I’m halfway through the third repeat of chart A for the cuff. Here’s both of them together:
I’ve really only been working on these in the car occasionally and at knitting group on Saturdays, so it’s no surprise that they aren’t done yet. I’m rather bored with the pattern (it was easy to memorize the chart) and it’s no longer a challenge, so it sits on the back burner. I don’t think it’ll take much longer until they are done, though. This would be my 3rd pair of socks and the first that actually fit me well enough for me to wear. The first pair I made were out of yarn that didn’t stretch much at all. I wanted some house socks, but they just aren’t comfortable. The second pair were Jaywalkers. I did love my Jaywalkers (color and pattern), but they are loose around my foot – I think they are too long lengthwise. Someday I might fix them, but who knows.
I took some progress photos of Rogue tonight as well. I started it earlier this week and so far I’m through part of the first chart, I’ve turned up the hem, and I’ve finished the pocket.
Here you can see the cable detail and the turned hem:
Rogue has taken up most of my knitting time lately so Icarus hasn’t seen much progress. I have worked a little on I Do and after a bit of freaking out about purl rows on the knit side (I thought it was very, very wrong!), it’s coming along well.
We’ll be going to upstate NY this week for a few days (leaving Wednesday and coming back Friday) and I’m thinking of making a set of Fetching while on the road. It’s hard to read charts while in the car (carsickness), so it’d be nice to have an easy project to work on. It’s either that or I’ll work on a scarf from One Skein. Need something to work on for the road that I don’t have to look at too much. Haven’t decided what other projects I’ll bring with me yet.
Besides all that, I’ve been working on the scrapbook for the Little Visitor’s swap. It’s coming along well and once I get the package in the mail (and my partner receives it), I’ll post photos of what I crafted for them and some of the photos I took while they were here. I’ve also got the yarn for my Lace Swap partner on the way and I think I’ve finally decided on a pattern (now just to track down where I can GET it!).
Still no job for me, which means more crafting time. This is good and bad. Would be great to have a job and more money (easier on the budget since we’re barely getting by right now), but things are stressful with the upcoming move sometime in December which makes crafting that much more important for my sanity. Well… back to crafting!