I finished the Pull Me Over sweater. I did the cap sleeves and I think it turned out really nice.
“turn to the left”
I started on December 5 and finished December 29. Wow, that’s a record for me these past couple of years. It was a quick knit, interesting construction. The Pull Me Over (Ravelry pattern link).
I had 80 grams of yarn left over, so the other night I decided to knit a hat with it. I’d had this pattern for a while, but never got around to trying it. The Windschief hat:
Weird how the lighting and yarn makes my eyes look green in that photo.
I found a tip on one of the Rav project pages for doing the decreases: instead of a bulky k3tog, I did: k2tog, slip that stitch back to left needle, slip the stitch to the left of k2tog over the k2tog st, then move slipped stitch to right needle.
Cute pattern as well. The set up for the decrease rounds is a bit fussy. I found this on a Ravelry project page:
Knit x stitches, where x is 25% of the total stitches minus 1. Place marker. Knit y stitches, where y is 25% of the total stitches. Place marker. Continue in pattern to end of round, and move end-of-round marker one stitch to the right when complete. You should now have an equal number of stitches between each marker.
That worked well. Here’s the Ravelry pattern page for Windschief.
In between the sweater and the hat, I started some socks. I’d long been wanting to try the two socks at a time, one inside the other trick.
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While it is a cool technique and eliminates second sock syndrome, you really have to pay attention because if you mix up your yarn, you’ll end up knitting the two sock sides together. After I worked about an inch of the leg after the ribbing, I decided to put them on separate needles. Knitting is my stress reliever (as well as derby!), and doing this technique was not relaxing!
Today my new skates came in the mail:
They are a narrower boot than my first skates. I’ll break them in (wear my old ones for half the practice) and they’ll feel like old friends in no time. I still need to tape up the toes to protect them.