Wow, my “To Frog or Not To Frog” post yesterday sure did elicit lots of response — multiple offers to send yarn so I didn’t have to break my diet, and sweet comments about the theft. Thank you all so much! The break in could have been a lot worse — they didn’t damage the cars, nothing of sentimental value was lost, they didn’t try to get into the house, and no one was hurt. And after having a few days to reflect upon it, that’s the way we’re looking at it.
Now that that’s over with, I hereby promise NOT to frog the sock. But, I do need to make a bigger pair and I’ll do that before making sock 2 for myself. My friend Evelyn offered to send over some Encore that’s in her stash in a medium blue color and that should be perfect. Plus, it keeps me out of Rosie’s which is really the ultimate goal. I don’t think I could ever leave there with just a few skeins of Encore!
I started a fun and quick scarf out of Kureyon in my stash.
It’s a herringbone pattern that I found at Sheep in the City. Here’s a closeup. Isn’t it cool?
A couple notes about this stitch pattern:
- This pattern is SUPER warm and thick. I’m using US 13s to knit this and I typically knit with the needle size listed on the ball band. I tried it on 10s and it was so tight it felt more like a woven fabric than something that was knitted
- The back looks pretty much like reverse stockingnette. It doesn’t bother me much because the Kureyon still keeps in interesting, but I thought I’d mention it.
- It knit up fast. Really fast. I knit through the first ball in a few hours.
Hey, did you notice? The Spring/Summer 05 Rebecca is up!