Sunday, April 20, 2008

Cowl finished!

I got this out of the way as quickly as I could so I wouldn't have it hanging over my head anymore. Haha! It actually went by super fast, and I'm wondering if it just felt that way because after finishing a sweater, everything else seems quick. I've decided not to block it because the Mobius twist thing would just make it all weird anyway.

I have no clue what it is I want to do with it since I'm not really a cowl wearer per say. I do have to admit that it's very nice and light, and warm to boot. Maybe I'll pack it away and see if I can think of anyone to give it to in the future.

On to my Monkeys! I've cast on for them, and will be attempting a knit-along with my friend Becky. However, her sister-in-law is in town and wants to learn how to make socks, so Becky tells me that she needs to get to the heel turn before her sister-in-law leaves. I'm not sure I can catch up! But, I'll give it my best shot. And if she finishes a whole sock before I get past the leg of mine, I can at least console myself with the fact that she has to do the second. =D (Psst...don't mention the fact that I'll have to knit a second one too!)

Oh! And just to bring closure to things, I gave my brother his socks this weekend. I totally overestimated how long his foot was. For some reason, I thought his feet were about Jamie's size, but a bit wider. They are indeed wider, but it turns out that they're smaller! Oh no! But Greg was happy with the socks anyway, and said he'd wear them around the house.


Adrienne said...

Yay for getting pressure-knitting out of the way! The yarn looks rather shiny and soft. I'm sure some other cowl-wearer will appreciate it very much. =)

Yay Monkeys! I hope you enjoy the pattern. If all the purling bothers you you can also try the "no-purl" version, which is basically just knitting all the purled stitches.

And, I'm glad Greg liked his socks. It's always nice when handknits are appreciated. =)

Rebecca said...

Well.. if it makes you feel better still, I was looking on Knitty this morning for the 'training sock' pattern. I was betting that Cynthia would get to her heel turn before me and was kind of banking on that for the 'teaching'. Cynthia was doing really well but there was apparently a frogging incident while I slept. I don't know what happened yet, 'cause she's still asleep.

Between now and Sunday, I have to clean the house, bake 40 cupcakes, prepare and teach a hiphop class, feed my in-laws, and get the yard ready.. and I'm only done two repeats on the leg.

Bottom line - you may not be that far behind! :)

Karen said...

Adrienne - I'm fine with purling. And even if I wasn't, usually when I knit something for the first time, I tend not to mess around with the pattern at all. I'm actually pretty excited about the pattern. I've never made cuff-down socks before.

Becky - Wow. That's quite the list. I guess we'll see how far I get between now and Thursday. I still haven't finished the cuff yet! Haha!