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Five years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

If you can't dance, "Jitterbug"

I needed something mindless to work on before a church meeting last night. I grabbed my Crystal Palace 0's and the "Jitterbug" that I bought with a gift certificate after Christmas .

Cast on 63 stitches and worked 14 rounds of K2, P1 ribbing as for the Prodigal Sock ["Child's First Sock" from Knitting Vintage Socks]. Thumbed through the book before church this morning and decided on a variation on "Oak" from the same book. Worked another round of ribbing and began the pattern. At round #5, decided to try the interrupted rib that I'd used for LittleBit's Baby Cashmerino Mitts that I unvented a couple of months ago. Essentially, a purl round every fifth round to produce a garter stitch bump in the knit columns. Liked it on the K4 part, not so much on the K1 part, so grabbed my crochet hook and meticulously turned each single purl bump back into a knit stitch. I'm now 11 rows into the leg and liking it.

Love the yarn, so far. I won't know until the socks are done and I've worn them at least once, but I think I might end up liking this yarn even more than I like the CTH from my first pair. It makes delicious, plump, non-skewed stitches that glide from one needle to the next.

Yeah, I know, again with the no pictures. What are you gonna do, take away my DP's?


LadyLungDoc said...

So many sock yarns, so little time...

Jeri said...

Nope, you can keep your dpns. Bring your sock-in-progress tomorrow and I'll shoot a pic for you.

Fiberjoy said...

I like making socks on dpns, it impresses non-knitters. :-)

I'm still stuck on the normal 2k2p top down sock. I think about doing other styles and designs but so far I take comfort in the familiar.

Lynn said...

Ladylungdoc: Amen!
Jeri: Will do, merci beaucoups!
Fiberjoy: Yeah, the muggles are mightily impressed -- if a bit wary -- of steadily rotating DP's. My first socks were toe-ups with a short-row heel, and I like them, but I prefer the fit of top-downs. *However*, on my list is a book that teaches how to do the heel flap on a toe-up sock, which sounds to me like the best of all possible worlds. Don't make me go grab my planner and look it up; I haven't even had breakfast [or chocolate] yet.

Ms. Knitingale said...

Man, I'm salivating. I fell in love with the Colinette at The Weaving Works and had to be physically pried away....probably best you didn't post a photo. I might have drooled on my keyboard, and we can't have that.