First order of business: a sky shot for Sandy.
And here is the sock-in-progress, relaxing on my laptop at home after the evening commute.
It relaxed on my desk all day at work too, and I glanced at it yearningly from time to time.
This yarn, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, just screams “Knit me!” I started the sock over the weekend so I’d have a toe all done so today’s commuter knitting would be completely mindless. Always a good thing for a Monday, I think.
It was all I could do not to cast aside the Cotton Aran and just knit on the sock all weekend. Apart from the jewel-like quality of the colors, the yarn just feels wonderful. As I said yesterday, it reminds me of the Socks That Rock yarn, which I love. It’s a little bit heavier than Lorna’s Laces and has a nice squishy sproingy feel to it.
Debi asked me what gauge I’m getting with my 2mm needles. Debi says she gets 8.5 stitches to the inch using a 2.5mm Addi and she doesn’t think she knits tight.
And I’m getting exactly 8 stitches to the inch on the 2mm rosewood. And I don’t think I knit loose. Heh!
Variety. It is the spice of life, no?
Speaking of the All Seasons Cotton Aran
I’m getting tired of calling this the “All Seasons Cotton Aran.” So I’ve named it “Kerry.” Alert the media.
I was plugging away on it over the weekend. I finished the front yesterday afternoon and attached the front to the back using a three-needle bind-off.
Did the neckband, and picked up stitches along the side to knit the sleeve from the top down.
I really like doing sleeves this way, particularly with a yarn that I think is going to look less than great seamed. All Seasons Cotton is an aran weight yarn and does not have a whole lot of give. The drop-shoulder sleeve seam would look very bulky, I think. Picking up and knitting down gives a much smoother line.
Speaking of Arans
When a gauge calls for “23 sts = 4 inches in chart pattern”, and there’s more than 1 chart, what do you swatch?
Not telling you which chart — that’s just plain mean!
I’d probably do the same thing you are doing — start a sleeve.
Lucy is on walkabout.