The Trekking socks, they are done.
Plain ol’ toe-up socks with a picot edge at the top. I sewed the live stitches done on the inside.
Gotta say, I’m not overly excited by the Trekking yarn. While it certainly does that cool shading thing as you knit it, I found it to be somewhat splitty and not overly soft.
But perhaps I am spoiled by all the lovely soft handpainted yarns I’ve been using lately.
One thing I did enjoy, however, was using my lovely Celtic Swan needles to knit these socks.
The Denim Sweater
I have started knitting the front of the denim sweater.
The color is way off. Weird.
I am so in awe of the perfection of your rows & stitches. You are a craftswoman and knitting scholar. Do you realize the rest of the general knitting public does not have the ability to knit at the speed of sound?!
As much as I’d like to simply blush prettily and say “why, thank you!” honesty compels me to tell you that being washed and dried did wonders for the perfection of the rows and stitches in this piece of knitting. It looked like 17 kinds of crap before I washed it, really.
I have a hard time making nice neat rows and stitches with this string-like yarn, so I was hoping that a run through the washer and dryer would even things up — and it did.
As for the speed thing . . . well, the back took me an entire week to knit. And it’s plain stockinette, nothing complicated. Just sayin’.
My goal is to have the front completed by October 27. I hesitate actually saying that out loud because that’s the fastest way for me to jinx myself. Well, we’ll see.
How far will I be on the front by Sunday’s blog entry? Will I go completely insane from the mindless stockinette stitch? Tune in Sunday.
Speaking of Sunday, Lucy will announce her charity project then. So y’all come back now. Hear?
In the meantime, Lucy checks her stash.
To close, some bonus photos taken of Lucy last weekend by her daddy.