What is left of Coral Reef *sighs*:
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: :
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.
I have 394 yards to get through. Obviously, this will take a while.
What lengthy project (anything) are you working upon right now?