“It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.” – Cher Horowitz, Clueless
That pretty much describes the Haruni shawl post blocking.
I finally got around to getting some pictures of my sister in her Christmas shawl. Isn’t she cute?
Sonja has always been one of my favorite people to knit for because she always seems to really appreciate it and I know she actually wears what I make for her.
Sunday night, about an hour before bedtime, I finally ripped out the stripey brown and green socks and started a new pattern with the yarn (Blueberry Waffle Socks). Last night I finished the first sock (seriously, two nights later). This has really been a good lesson for me about choosing the correct yarn for the correct project. The first pattern I chose called for fingering weight yarn, was insanely ginormous and I barely made any progress. The second pattern was written for DK weight yarn (mine is sport weight) and absolutely flew off the needles. To give you a better idea of how awful the sizing on the first attempt was, there were 32 fewer stitches cast on for the new pattern.
It’s currently 8 degrees with a windchill in the negative numbers. It was a good opportunity to wear my new pink hat for the first time and it did not disappoint me. Back to work on those socks now…