This week I've worked on three different projects--the Chevron Scarf, the school bus socks, and the Bavarian Rockstar socks for Sockapalooza. This makes it feel like I'm not making a lot of progress on any of them, which isn't helped by my lack of car knitting. I'm dog and house sitting for a friend, and although my commute is longer in miles it's mostly highway and as a result there are virtually no long lights on the way--I've been lucky to get more than a 48-stitch row done in a day. Still, those little bits of knitting do add up, and I may finish the Chevron this weekend. In Sockapalooza news, here's the latest on the Bavarian Rockstar:
I took these photos on the ferry to Bainbridge Island this morning, Mom and I were headed to Churchmouse Yarns & Teas as part of the Western Washington LYS Tour (I'll write about that more tomorrow). On the right you can see some indication that we're on a boat, and on the left you can see the actual pattern and a better color representation. Good progress so far, I think, although I'm not 100% sure the four side cables are totally correct. It's a hard cable for me to visualize and the color variation hides the pattern (and hopefully any errors) a little. The biggest problem with knitting two socks at once is that ripping back involves two socks instead of one, or getting out of sync on the rows. I really think the socks look good so far, though--the center cable is pretty awesome. If at the end there are visible errors, there should still be time to knit another pair for my sock pal.
As I type this I'm watching the Mariners play San Diego. Can I just say that Adrian Beltre has an incredible arm? Seriously, that guy is good. Plus, he must have heard me typing nice things about him, because he just hit a home run over the bullpen.
p.s. Sock Pal, if you are reading this, please note that I will wash the socks thoroughly before sending them your way.