Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I Ought To Be
If I can figure out how, I'll be updating it regularly. 150 miles by the end of April. That's 9,000 steps (average) per day and it means I need to do less SOMA and more walking.
I have some Brown Sheep Wildfoote (sock yarn) that I have dyed up (right in the photo) and in this case, overdyed, because the initial color was just Three Shades of Mud and Yuck, with Blue Raspberry Kool-aid. (Is all that punctuation in the right places?)
It was going to be a pair of Jaywalkers but I thought I'd like them better in a different yarn.
I wanted to use this yarn in a baby sweater. (Because sock wool is perfect for baby things, that's why!) It still looks a bit dull to me so I thought that this yummy Stahl Socka in a washed denim color would brighten it up a bit.
I triple stranded (2 of Wildfoote, one of Socka) with my ball winder and got a reasonable substitute for worsted weight, which, coincidentally, is the exact yarn type called for in my favorite quick baby pattern.
So I cast on:
With a variation.
Instead of the k 2 tog row and the k1 m1 row that follows it, I am just knitting across on both rows which gives a little garter ridge that's much more visible in person than it is in this photo.
I'll probably finish the cuffs and the hem with a few garter ridges and I have some blue buttons that will work nicely.
Babies are popping out all over around here!
I sure do love my ball winder!
And I love the colors you're using for the baby sweater. It's such a pleasure to see all the great things you create.