Wow. It’s Friday again. Want the week in Elli’s knitting recap? Sure you do.
Last weekend I almost finished the front of Demi*, discovered I'd missed two underarm decreases and put it down until last night when I picked it up again, decided I didn't care, and finished it. Here's hoping that one extra stitch can be hidden in each shoulder seam without too much trouble. If it turns out to be a problem I’ll reknit it later.
My Monday through Thursday knitting looks like this:
Toe up Jaywalker in Lemongrass Socks that Rock.
This sock may look all innocent and beguiling, but this is the third attempt.
-First attempt (started over New Years): I read the pattern wrong, resulting in the start of a teeny-tiny little skinny sock. No good. My ankles could be described in a variety of ways, but none of them would include the adjective “skinny.”
-Second attempt (on flight back from Christmas): I embark on one of the larger jaywalker sizes. However, this time I read the pattern correctly. Now I am knitting the sock that ate Minnesota. Even my big feet aren't that big.
-Third attempt (Monday): I go back to the original size I’d planned to knit but to shake things up I decide to do the toe-up version. Because really, who wants to knit the same thing three times in a row? Plus this way I can make them as tall as possible before binding off. Very smart. I am happy.
It’s really a good thing that this one is working out since I think I’ve exhausted every available online Jaywalker resource. This is one well supported sock.
*For those of you who are curious, I’m knitting Demi in Rowan Magpie Aran. Yes, it is discontinued. I know. I’m sad too. But I have another sweater’s-worth squirreled away in the stash. La, la, la…