The sock flat I posted yesterday sure spawned a lot of comments.
Disclaimer: While I had heard of them, I have yet to knit with a sock flat, so anything I say ought to be taken with a grain of salt.
I have seen the flats sold as “blanks” — plain white or cream, ready to be handpainted. I bet that would be a lot of fun!
You can unravel a flat, wind it into a ball and knit with it that way, but I think a lot of people knit their sock directly from the flat, unraveling as they go. Because my flat is knit with 2 strands of sock yarn, it would be perfect for people who want to knit their socks two at a time. I’m not a two-socks-at-a-time kind of gal, so I would need to unravel and wind mine into balls (and since it is double knit, the advice is to get a friend to help you with the winding!)
Would I hand it and wash or steam it to get the kinks out? Nope. Too lazy. I’ve knit with unraveled kinky yarn before and never had an issue. But that’s just me. And it probably depends on the yarn itself and how riotously it kinks. Your mileage may vary.
(I paused there to open iTunes and start playing some Kinks music. Don’t know why I felt the urge . . .)
The lovely and talented Ms. Kay of Mason-Dixon Knitting gave me a heads up about the charts for The Daily Sweater — the size “large” chart is missing from the book — she posted a link to it on the patterns Ravelry page here and the chart will be posted over at Mason-Dixon Knitting as well. Thanks, Kay! I’ll be starting the Daily Sweater just as soon as I complete the shawl I’m knitting.
. . . mumble-mumble . . . knit-along, anyone? . . . mumble-mumble . . .
Speaking of my shawl . . .
I’m almost to the point where I will start the edging chart. The edging chart is 30-something rows long, so it will take me a while to get it done, cuz the rows are getting longer and longer, but it is progress!
Ms. Lucy the TV Cat
After her initial excitement over the new tv, Lucy has not gone near it again. Because at this point there is nothing on the bottom shelf of the tv stand, she will go sit on that shelf from time to time. I’m planning on putting DVDs on that shelf, so it will no longer be cat-accessible. Will Lucy push the DVDs off the shelf to make room for herself? Who knows?
“Hey, that’s a good idea!”