Wednesday, June 13, 2007

But if You Have a Change of Heart

I may be over-thinking this, but the fit of the Sockapalooza socks is still worrying me a little. The heel on sock #1 feels a little tight, even after two more pattern repeats, so I've started the heel on sock #2 with a size #1 needle and will knit up to the same point and compare. Right now, I like the fit of sock #2, but sock #1 still could work if sock #2 feels too baggy in the ankle area. I'm not sure which one to pick yet--all I know for sure at this point is that one of those heels will be ripped out, but it's not a lot of extra time to spend to improve the fit.

In other knitting news, I have been working a little on the new Chevron Scarf. I took it with me to WWKIP day on Saturday, and it's been in my giant messenger bag ever since.

Here's where I was on June 3:

chevron #2

Here's where I am as of today:

Chevron June 13

The beginning of the Chevron is great, because you can see the growth quickly. At some point, though, the growth isn't noticeable at all--I like to use the locking stitch markers as a reference point, so that I have some proof that the scarf is getting longer.

I really like these colors together , they are Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Red Rover and Argyle (I think--I need to find the labels to be sure.). So far, so good!


Purlygirly said...

Very pretty color combination! I have to admit I'm relieved to hear that someone else faces that same Chevron burn out. After watching scarf after scarf finished on Flickr, I felt like a failure! I'm at 66 inches and it has completely stopped moving no matter how much I work at it. Good luck!

cinetrix said...

The scarf sure is purty, but did you have to get "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" stuck in my head?!?

In other news, went to reunion last weekend, and we were all jealous of the new Lulu. Just imagine the rock shows we coulda had.

Cactusneedles said...

I do love that color combo on the scarf. I hear and feel your pain on the socks (the rib and cables were my challenge last week) keep at it and I'm sure you'll come up with a solution! Have a great one:)

Bryony Ramsden said...

That's a lovely choice of colours, very pretty. Keep going!

tiennie said...

Keep on chugging on the chevron - it'll be finished in no time! said...

Beautiful colours in the Chevron. Good for you for being so meticulous about the heels on the socks. I'm not sure I would have the energy.

Holly said...

Love the socks, nice to see someone else doing twisted stitch patterns.