This is my latest attempt at ankle socks. I figured since I messed up some vanilla ankles, why not just up the game and see if I can throw some pattern in it for a second pass.
Also the pair up between last year's Downton Abbey KAL colorway (Christmas at Downton) and Pip Squeak seem really good for each other. The example pattern photo has a nice variegated colorway, so I'm hoping to get something as cute out of it. We'll see.
Knitting in 2015 has brought all kinds of challenges, but I like knitting so it's OK ;)
The Common Ground sweater has me sort of ... sad. I cast off and I knew instantly something was wrong. Bunched up on the needles I could not see just how bunched up my bands were. From the torso down. The chest and hood area turned out fairly nice.
At first I was hoping I could block it out. (Isn't this always the initial optimistic thought process?) And then I realized, it's not happening. I'll need to pull it out and try again.
|I know, sassy outfit right? Too sexy for this blog;)|
Surprise though, the hood actually kinda fits on my ginormous hood!
|This is my "I didn't realize I'm THAT tired" photo|
Do I pull out the ribbing and re-do with the larger needle. (I don't know why but the bottom edge ribbing is with the larger (US10) needles but the one for the front and collar is smaller (US9).
Or do I stick with the smaller needle as directed and just modify how many stitches I pick up in the torso, um evenly?
OR ... do I do a combination of both -- use the larger needle and try and pick up my stitches more and more evenly despite whatever the pattern says (also known as ... off the deep end, going rogue.)
Your sage commentary is always welcome and helpful.