Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Sure I have 2 huge projects (Hourglass sweater from LMKG and the Red Cross Army Vest for the OSCBF) on the go, but I don't have anything small and simple that I can take with me anywhere. I'm still working on the sample of the modular scarf for my wonderful LYS but the pattern is too complicated to work on while reading / chatting in the TA room at school. So I'm thinking I might grab the leftover yarns from the wristwarmers I made to order, specifically the 3 pima silks, and start some socks today. Simple St st, toe-up, short heel (possibly with a garter heel like I read about over at Knitting in the Desert) ribbed top socks. Only they'll be stripped, because I don't have enough of any of the colours for 2 full socks.

OK, I guess it's not that big of a dilemma!


The_Add_Knitter said...

Ok, it is such moments that propel one to the sock yarn section of the stash/lys/internet yarn porn site...do socks!!

Sheila said...

Wow, my blog got mentioned in another blog! That's a first for me. I have about 3 inches of the Project Spectrum socks knit and I think I can try the garter stitch heel. Stop over later this week to see if I was successful

gradschoolknitter said...

Yeah, I'm totally destashing with this project. It's just something small and simple I can take with me and not worry about being to distracted with. The yarns are leftovers from an ebay project I did. I'm trying to do some serious destashing, you know, to avoid the yarn guilt when I buy new stuff!

Sheila, no prob! I thought it was a cool idea, and I don't know why I didn't think of it before! It seems like it would be a lot stronger than a plain St st heel. I've got a couple inches of my first one done too, so we can compare results later!