Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday WIP's--why version

hrmpf....that's all I can say. One would think with an afternoon off one would have more progress on said items below. Well if one would keep her eyes open, one might have. ;) Oh and if tinking wasn't being done on a regular basis...they would progress more as well!

Thorpe hat...
Top of Thorpe hat
I was down to the earflaps. It was snug and I wanted it looser, so frogged bag to the increase section and added another one. Plus I went up a needle size. Going better I think..

Socks shouldn't be soul sucking should they? They should be enjoyable shouldn't they?
Leyburn Sock
Sometimes they are, sometimes not...US 1's why do I even try! This is the Leyburn pattern you've seen on other's blogs, yeah, my speedy friends :)

Well, it's a really easy pattern repeat, why do I end up tinking more? Could it be that I'm wishing the US 2's worked? Or is it that pesky extra K row that seems to get in there ;) Why is it my STR socks seem to just go on forever, I mean, I knit, it seems to go no where! I have 2 others in progress as well. Not looking forward to finishing them, that's why they sit there. Love the colorways, but the yarn to me seems to knit slow, I feel like I can't make progress. It's me, that I know, cause other's seem to fly off the needles. Don't mind me, I'll perservere, I'm not letting pesky socks get the better of me!

Could this be.....
Mr. Lipstickjeans
Long resurrected Mr. Lipstickjeans! Finally out of the project bag. Thankfully, this project hasn't been getting tinked this week. I didn't think it would ever get long enough. Still a bit worried but I measured it with other sweaters and it seems about right, plus this yarn is known to block big. I still have at least a 2" button band to add as well. I like the idea of knitting 1 sleeve earlier, doesn't seem so daunting right now to finish the other one. I do want to finish this month, as I have another sweater OTN raring to go.

Off I go to brave the black ice! Yeah, back to work today :(

11 comments:

Bezzie said...

Nothing wrong with napping on a 1/2snow day!!!!

Don't worry, I'm a slow sock knitter too.

Karen said...

Awww, it's so frustrating when the projects don't want to play nice. Don't worry, now that you've tattled on them on the blog, I bet they'll fall into line for fear of being Frogged forever!!! :)

Drive safe. Black ice is so scary.

Disco said...

Love the thorpe yarn :0)

Carol said...

Tinking is so not fun. But having a project not be right is worse. Socks should not be soul sucking. Maybe they need to go into time out. And MrLipsticks jeans loos good~! Yay!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Mr. Lipstick Jeans is so close to being done!! Yay!!!

And about the STR...hmmm.... I think its mind over matter now. Starting saying, "I love my STR socks. I love my STR socks. They go soooooo fast. Fast fast fast." hehhehe see if that helps. If not, you know where to send the STR :)

knittersharmony said...

I don't care for KALs because everyone always finishes before me, so I know how you feel!

I say you finish up Mr. Lipstick Jeans! Your so close to finished, and it is sweater weather!

Julie said...

Look at that Mr. Lipstick Jeans - it's going to be gorgeous!

freshisle said...

Some projects just seem to go more slowly than others, I don't know why either!?!
I printed out the Thorpe pattern just last week. I must get started on mine.

Stacey said...

Ha! I was thinking the same thing about my Leyburn socks - the second one is taking forever!

And it's funny you dug out Mr. Lipstick Jeans - I've been thinking about finally getting around to working on Mr. Greyjeans! :D Though not much past the "thinking about"...

Mag said...

Ah fancy schmancy sock patterns! I love a plain sock best. I can knit them plain on US 0s all day long. Add a design feature and it is frustration city. Hat looks purty colors!

KnitPastis said...

Ooooh, love the sock pattern you are knitting. So pretty!