I was appalled when I looked at my profile on Ravelry and discovered that I did very little blogging in the last six months. That's crazy. I need to get back on the regular blog wagon.
So I'll post today even though there's not much new.
This afternoon I finished the first Ripple Weave Sock. It's a 72-stitch pattern, and I used Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in Milkweed Beetle. Unfortunately, the iPhone doesn't give very good colour reproduction for some of the greens and reds. The yarn is a divine dark teal colour. I love knitting with it -- it's not too splitty and has nice twist and stitch definition. I'm all about the tight twist.
I was a little concerned as I was going along, because the leg is tight. The pattern is all twisted stitches, and that creates sock suckage. This would be a great sock for a catwalk runway model with no calf definition.
There's approximately zero chance it will fit me. Sigh.
It's on 2.25 mm needles. Ironically, I've been finding that my 72 stitch socks on 2.50 mm needles end up being too loose. So I decided to go down a needle size but forgot to take into consideration the sock suckage.
In spite of the fact that the pattern chart is wrong, this is a good pattern. I'm enjoying it.
But I'm quite sure that it's not going to fit me, so I decided to cast on another pair in a larger size. So I'm using a skein of Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Daphne. I'm also using 2.50 mm needles for the leg, and I think I'll go down to 2.25 for the foot (starting at the heel).
I don't really like to repeat the same pattern over and over, but this one is such a nice pattern that I want one pair which I can wear.
Since I got paid for doing my part-time academic class at the university, I splurged a little. I bought Princess an iPhone 5 for her birthday, and I joined the Rockin' Sock Club and bought 6 skeins of Plucky Knitter Plucky Feet in the update from March 1. The only funky colour I got was Berry Cordial; the others are all neutrals. I prefer the Plucky Feet to the Primo Fingering. So I can't wait until that arrives. And I'll be excited to get the BMFA yarn for January when it comes. This year the patterns and dyer's notes are all in PDF format, so I already have them.
So there it is for this week. It's going to be another brutal week for marking, so today is my knitting day.
I've been feeling ill for the last couple of weeks. It's time for a nap now. More knitting later.