Thursday, June 19, 2008

I'll Take Mine To Go

Another day, another trip into the city. Bus journeys are a great time for knitting. By regular coach, that is. The local, Manhattan bound hoppers, however, may run every 5 minutes but can prove to be a bumpy ride. I have learned from experience that the more complicated the pattern I choose, the more frogging I will do when I get home. No, for these little adventures I need a straight forward, non fiddly project that won't take up much room.

I present my two current on-the-go projects in their own little project bags: One 50g ball of yarn of choice, one KP circ and one mini cheat sheet (worked up in Excel,) containing only the stitch pattern so I don't mess up.

Today I brought the Flame Wave Sock by Ann Budd (Ravelry Link.) It's a sports weight sock made with super stretchy Cascade Fixation. Made of 98.3% cotton / 1.7% elastic, I hope these socks will prove to be cool and comfortable.
Yesterday I worked on Dublin Bay by Ryan Morrisey (Ravelry Link)(Pattern Link.)

Mods so far include a 4x2 rib for cuff and expansion of lace section to 10 sts. I hope to carry part of the lace down the gusset. We'll see how that goes.

I have been drooling over my Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi for months, ogling and petting but fearful to use lest it I be left with an ugly, pooling blob. However, I am pleased to report my buyer's remorse is waning. There is much less pooling than anticipated! Perhaps I'll put those other colorways to work.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Very nice socks - I've been meaning to try waving lace - it always looks so nice. I tried the Dublin Bay socks a while ago and thought they were boring - but it was in a solid - I love how they look in the multicolored - so I just may have to try them again.