Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Traveling begets Finished Objects
I knew the trip to Ohio would involve a lot of travel time, so I packed accordingly. As far as knitting projects go, I mean. I packed about 4 projects, which of course was ridiculously over ambitious. The mentality here was similar to when I would pack 10 different books up for a 2 hour car trip as a kid. I wanted to be sure to have exactly the book I was in the mood for at any given time. And so I had lots of knitting project options.
Of course I only got one project completed in the week I was in ohio, the above pictured Entrelac sock pattern from Son of a Stitch'n'Bitch. I cast on in the car on the way there, and almost finished it before I got home, but ended up sleeping most of the ride home. So I finished off the last bit of the toe the day after getting home.
Entrelac looks impressive but I really didn't find it very difficult. Like any other project the most troublesome issues were gauge related. Initally I started making a pair of these for chuck, but they were coming out way too huge. So I adjusted down from 13 stitch to 10 stitch squares. Fortunately that seemed to do the trick. More than likely I will end up using a different pattern for Chuck's socks now, though I have to admit I still sort of like the idea of his and hers entrelac socks....