Thursday, February 01, 2007

Calorimetry, and Fair Isle February

A new knitalong for me:

I'm hoping to get some inspiration and commiseration from these folks. I've been thinking about turning Venezia into a v-neck, so once I've formulated the idea a little more clearly maybe I'll hop over there for advice.

I switched patterns on the swap socks. I needed something more fun--I liked the old pattern, but I kept wanting to knit Venezia more. This one is awesome, and much harder to put down. I'm going toe-up this time, and am nearly done with the gusset on a Widdershins-type heel. I figure I have about four weeks left before these need to be in the mail, so this is the plan: Each week I have to knit half a sock--either the foot (with heel) or the cuff. Once I've finished that, I can knit on Venezia until the new week starts. I think poor Venezia won't be seeing much daylight till they're done, but she knows it will be worth the wait.

On Tuesday night, after I'd gotten the socks under way, I was browsing some flikr groups and suddenly could no longer resist-- I HAD to have a calorimetry. How the heck do you say that, anyway?

Short rows are like potato chips: you can't stop until you've finished them all. I had a really, really hard time putting the thing down at bedtime, and finished it early yesterday morning in time to wear to school.

I like it! Notice that I'm wearing my first sweater there.

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At 2/01/2007 1:38 PM , Anonymous jess said...

love the caliometry! did you adjust the pattern size (everyone seems to say it's big)? :)

At 2/01/2007 2:26 PM , Blogger AuntieAnn said...

I've got the calorimetry bug now, too! and so I would also like to know if you adjusted the size.

At 2/02/2007 8:26 AM , Anonymous Melissa said...

Ooh, I love your brown sweater! (Totally off topic, I know.) Was is boring to knit with brown yarn? I ask because I love wearing brown and really need a brown sweater, but I'm hesitant to knit with a neutral.

At 2/09/2007 5:02 PM , Blogger g-girl said...

your calorimetry looks great..and it matches your first sweater! :)


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