I have some knitting content today - first:
Jaywalker #1! For Cara's Jaywalker KAL
Some progress and the finished sock.
(Hmm... anyone else think I should be repainting my toenails soon? Oops!)
While I had some trouble picking up one side of the heel stitches (this is my first heel flap, so be kind!), overall this construction rocks. Slipping stitches is really fun :)
I find that it makes for a much looser ankle area than a short row heel, so I wouldn't knit this kind of heel for anyone else in my family, as they are all picky about having their socks fit really tightly. Weirdos.
I don't weave in ends until the whole project is done, so I'm waiting for sock #2. I think it's actually because I'm lazy, but I'm going to pretend I just can't call one sock an FO!
#2 is already on the needles and just past the ribbing. I can't wait to have a pair of these!
Some preliminary details - I'm knitting the smaller size sock on bigger needles, I think they're US3, in KnitPicks Sock Garden, the Star Gazer Lily colorway. I haven't run into any problems with lack of stretchiness or a too-tight ankle.
Last night I was working on a lovely piece in cream-colored cotton. It was basically a sort of c-curve, knit with short rows, that was supposed to end up getting pulled together into a flat circle. It also had some very large eyelets that would have looked as though they were spiraling out from the center.
Why am I using the past tense? And why don't I have any pictures to show you?
Not because I frogged it. The knitting was actually going really well.
I WAS KNITTING IT IN MY SLEEP!
Yes, people, I've officially had my first dream about knitting. And I was really really disappointed when I woke up and didn't have the project anymore!
Anyone else have knitting dreams to share?
Also, can anyone help me figure out how to put buttons in my sidebar and actually have them link to things? I'd like to put up links to the KALs I'm in! Thanks, guys...