To soothe a frogging.

 

What is left of Coral Reef *sighs*:

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After 80 rounds of leg, I tried the sock on. It was a struggle. It felt tight by the cuff and I could barely get my foot through down the tube and through the tripod of needles. I even had the tween try it on whose foot is smaller than mine by a couple of sizes. She also had a hard time.

I emailed Lynn of Minding My Own Stitches. I consider her to be the ultimate sock knitting expert. I learned European sock yarns can be inflexible. After reading her email, I made the decision to frog. I’ve knitted a swatch the in-the-round way to soak and block today.

So to soothe my soul, I somehow started thinking about this yarn – Cascade Eco Duo in colorway 1701/Zebra. It’s been difficult to find the right pattern for it. It’s kind of stripy. After looking at past projects in it, I didn’t want to knit up a two-toned pelt. I wanted the fabric to open up a bit so I thought maybe a simple, lace pattern would work.

Back in the city, one of my former, knitting group mates usually worked upon a feather and fan, charity blanket. I’ve been wanting to knit that stitch pattern for some time so I thought that would pair with this merino/alpaca: :

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I’m using this free pattern from Ravelry. It doesn’t look like much as the fabric’s a bit scrunched up. However, I think after a good blocking, this scarf will open up wonderfully in the end.

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I have 394 yards to get through. Obviously, this will take a while.

What lengthy project (anything) are you working upon right now?

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6 thoughts on “To soothe a frogging.

  1. Well, boo on that coral reef. What a disappointment, sorry friends. But the new project looks promising.

    Sad when an experienced knitter like yourself runs into trouble. Keeps us humble, right?

    I am knitting on size one needles the reticule, a book cover. It is kind of an antiquated purse like thing with cables. Will keep my mind busy and I do need to get back to journaling.

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  2. Pooh, I was afraid that this is where it was heading! Sorry! The feather and fan looks lovely – I like the way the yarn is striping!

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  3. The feather and fan pattern works so well with that lovely Cascade yarn. I’m working on endless rounds of stockinette in the Boxy sweater. Only 3-4 inches on 390 stitches until I divide for sleeves.

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