Thursday, February 07, 2008

Projects, new and old

I finished the knitting on the Blue Swing Cardigan last Saturday and allowed myself to cast on for a pair of socks. This time, it was the Simply Love Socks, from the Sockamania group. This is February's pattern and as such, has lace hearts knitted into the top of the foot and the leg. I'm enjoying the pattern and it is going quite quickly. I cast on on Sunday afternoon and already have the 2nd sock half done! I'm excited to wear these as I love the colors and the first one fits perfectly, after going down a needle size from the one suggested by the pattern.
Now that the Sockamania pattern is almost finished, I am looking forward to restarting on Arietta. I have all the colors that I need, now, and they're all about the same hue, so that they will work well together. (There is a small picture on the side bar of the yarn before I received the pink that will replace one of the tans.) I hope to finish the Simply Love sock tonight and start working on the sweater.
I still had finishing left to do on the Swing Cardigan, but just couldn't bring myself to do it until last night. I did finally sew on the ribbon and buttons. This pattern calls for ribbon to be sewn to the area of the fronts for the button & buttonhole bands. The process was quite fiddly and even after spending a great deal of time on it, didn't come out as well as I had hoped. I do tend to over do the perfectionism aspect of most things, so I am reasonably sure that Elann will still be happy with the finished project. For a FO picture, I'll let you know when they post the picture on their model.


hakucho said...

Your socks with the heart sound interesting. Hope you can post a picture soon :)

Anonymous said...

I saw your socks on the SAM5 blog. They are great. Good job. Love the pattern.