Sunday, July 09, 2006

Sock it to me

Last Wednesday was the first night of my socks on 2 circs class. It went pretty well. I learned a new cast-on, the cable cast-on. It was slippery as hell on the Addis! After I got my cast-on done then I crossed over some stitches to get the whole thing started which confused me. I've been doing pretty good with the leg so far. It's actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it. I'm just doing good ol' 2x2 ribbing so it's not complicated. Here's my progress so far.

I also started a new scarf this week. I've been wanting to make something with cables for a while now so I started the Irish Hiking Scarf. I really like how it's going so far. I think I twisted the stiches on the middle cable in the beginning but I've decided I'm not going to frog it. I think it gives it character!

Last but not least, I ran out and picked up a ball winder on Tuesday. Having a swift and no winder was killing me. Here's the first ball I've wound into a beautiful little yarn cake!


ChelleC said...

Hi Beth! This is Chelle from the Sip N Knit group. I am enjoying your blog. You've displayed a lot of great projects. I can't believe you were able to make your own swift. Looks great. Are you already in a knitting group or still looking for one? We met in Lee's Summit. Talk later.

kat said...

oh you are so lucky to have both a swift & a winder...I have the winder but really really want a swift now.

Melissa said...

The beginning of the scarf is looking great! :)
I really want to learn socks on 2 circs eventually, but I'm going to stick to dpns for now.