Monday, October 29, 2007
one gentleman's fancy down, one more to go.
I'm lacking a little enthusiasm for this project, and dread falling into my old "second-sock" syndrome...
I think I sat on this wool too long and it became precious, and like Daddy's only daughter searching for a beau, nothing will now be good enough for it.
I do like the simplicity of the "brick" pattern. It highlights the colours well, but should I have chosen something more fancy?
Because of the modifications I had to make to bring the original pattern down from a man's sock to a women's size, I struggled with the decreasing at the toe, resulting in a somewhat clunky finish. On, they look fine, but off, they are quite square. I'm trying to tell myself it doesn't matter - they are a functional item that fits nicely, but my inner perfectionist is mildly disappointed that I didn't work out all those details earlier.
One lives and learns (apparently). Perhaps one day I'll remember to read that memo before I start.
I've also been secretly knitting away on a little swap item. The Aussie Tea Cosy Swap is proving to be a hill of fun, and I am hoping my pal loves what I've come up with.
Here's a quick peak...
I have also submitted another article for mixtape, which goes on sale Nov. 1. Check it out if you get a chance - Justine and Nicholla have done an awesome job getting this project off the ground, and have already had some good media coverage, including Frankie and The Age A2. I will let them tell you all about it here...
Hope you're all having a fabulous week - I'm on leave again, so it's lots of rest and recuperation over here, and hopefully some very productive knitting!!