Monday, October 10, 2005

Finished Socks

Here is the finished pair of Lacy Arrow Socks. I'm not unhappy with them, but they're not the greatest pair of socks I've ever knitted either. I like them, they're comfortable and warm, and pretty, but they're a little big. I used to knit very loosely, and routinely went down 2 needle sizes on just about everything, with fine results. Since I have returned to knitting after a several years hiatus, I'd been knitting truer to size, but am now apparently "relaxed" enough again that it's back to smaller needles all the time. Glad this happened on a pair of socks rather than a whole sweater or something.

The new Vogue Knitting came Saturday, and it's quite an interesting issue. There is almost nothing in it that is below Experienced level. I wonder if this is because they came out with a new magazine aimed at young, neophyte knitters, and so they're putting the Easy and Intermediate level patterns there? Anyway, there are some lovely patterns. A scarf and belt especially, caught my eye.

I've decided that I need to get back to some wardrobe planning. The SWAP contest always gets me in gear for that, but there's no reason I can't make a list and a plan on my own. At least, I don't think there is. It's hard attempt to be organized when you're really not.

1 comment:

Mardel said...

Oh! I'm so jealous that you have a new Vogue Knitting. Now I will be on pins and needles when I go to the Post Office.