I’ve gone WIP crazy! LOL Besides the My So Called Scarf that I cast on for last week which now looks like this here on the right, I have now cast on for two more projects PLUS I have yarn coming for two other projects I’ll probably cast on for right away. I started the Portland Pullover from IK Fall 2006 as I’d stated I wanted to do in a previous post. I’m using yarn from my stash, which is always a plus! The La Gran Mohair in Chocolate Brown.
I also started a pair of socks with the Knit Picks Dancing yarn I got a few weeks ago. I’m semi-following the Universal Sock pattern from Knitty. It asks that you cast on using the crochet cast-on. I found that the instructions in the Knitting Answer Book I bought at the Yarn Tree are much easier to follow. The method used in the book shows where you put the hook on top of your knitting needle and sorta make wraps on your knitting needle by pulling the yarn thru the hook. Not sure if you can see it there on the pic but if anyone is interested I’d be happy to take closer pix of the instructions.
So we went from that tangled mess of yarn you see on the left to what you see on the right. A nice neat short-row toe. I like the wrap instructions in the pattern. Very clear and the wraps came out nice and neat. Now I’m undecided if I should do the heel from the Baudelaire socks or just do a short-wrap heel as per the pattern.
Well, that’s all for now folks. We’re on our way to Jones Beach pool. Kids are sick of being indoors so much and I feel bad. Just for kicks, here’s Gian in his bathing trunks! HA! (Nooooo I’m not putting the poor boy in the water!….well, maybe I’ll wet his feet a little! )