Unfortunately it looks like my free time is going to be very scarce this semester. There is a bit of mourning about this loss. The hope is that I am fresh, bright eyed, and bushy tailed.
Mostly this means dredging up very old memories. Like to how to appropriately tutor sophomores, and electromagnetics, and other fun things. Old, but hopefully not painful.
I haven't had as much time to photograph, though I have had a ton of time to knit. And I definitely have a lot to talk about, but not a lot of time to figure out a blog post for it.
I ended up ripping a decent chunk of the part past the arm holes because of a miscrossed cable today, however it was a big enough mistake on the front I could not let it stand. Since it was in the center cable, I could not drop down to fix it. The cables are too interlinked to get away with that.
The back is good to go. There are a couple of strange counting errors in the pattern when you cast off for the arms. Honestly I tried to pay closer attention to the total stitch count rather than how many stitches per how many rows. Good news is that the front shorter than the back, so it should finish up quicker.
Did you know I did half of a foot while watching a movie?
Tuesday has become movie night, so I have been using the time to crank out the knitting. Last Tuesday we watched Dark Knight Rises, and I did not want to set up a cable chart in the dark, so I pulled out the socks instead. Yesterday was Mission Impossible, which I worked on the Beatnik instead.
I finally managed to get a good shot of the ramifications of my pattern change on the Monkey socks. It started as a 'what if?' while was knitting on the pink socks. I thought a really cool pattern could come from the monkey chart, where every repeat the chart was rotated by half a repeat. I like it, and you can hardly tell that this monkey comes from the same chart as the other monkey.
The wave and ovals has a really cool look. You could even sub in garter, or all knit or all purl too.
Did you know I finished the first half of my fiber optic braid, and started in on the second half?
Yup, pretty awesome eh?
This half I am spinning from red to blue, because blue is my favorite, so if I am going to be working on this for awhile, I want the blue to last longer.
I wound off the first half onto a toilet paper roll, which buckled part of the way through winding. Now that the blue section is no longer hidden, I realize I did a lot of learning in the course of the first half. I am not sure if I will give a shot a drafting out and spinning the really thick sections.
I forgot to take a photo of the finished single. I will get around to it at some point, no worries.
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Molly : )