Monday, August 22, 2016

A Sock Setback, and a Little Bitty FO


 I finished the foot of my first Darjeeling sock this weekend, and I am very proud of myself. I nailed the construction (which I really wanted to do), and I still love the stitch pattern. However. I frogged the sock. After trying it on, I really didn't like how the shaping felt on the bottom of my foot, and the heel was quite too wide on me, so I'm starting over (again). I love the stitch pattern, and I love the ribbing above the heel, and I'm going to take all those things, and put them on my regular top-down sock with an eye of partridge heel.


I'm really looking forward to these socks, whenever they get done, and I'm still convinced that this yarn is meant for this stitch pattern. Now that they're not an experiment and I know pretty well how they'll turn out, I don't feel as bad about how long it's taken me to get to this point.


On a happier note, look! Finished baby cardigan! This was an utterly charming knit, even if the sleeves were a pain. I was hoping to find some cute Irish castle-themed buttons for this, and I ended up with these horse triquetra buttons that I think are super charming. I cheated a bit on the inside ties-the pattern calls for you to knit two strands, but I just braided a couple. I think they're cute. I totally missed the baby shower deadline, but the little peanut's not due for a couple more months, so I'll get this sent off this week and everything will be hunky dory.


Pattern: Garter Stitch Baby Kimono by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Classics "9060 Aufregend"


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3 comments:

  1. I like this baby cardigan. The colorway really works with the design.

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  2. oh no! another frogging.... sorry! but I do love that sweet little sweater :)

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