Friday, October 23, 2020

In Stitches


I am not sure how I managed it this week what with all the laundry I've had to do by hand but I did get some knitting fact, quite a bit. The Kafe Fassett two-fer man socks are this big now. 

My Arne and Carlos Pairfect man sock is this big. Isn't it pretty? I love how it is designed with a contrasting ribbing, heel and toe all done for you by the yarn.

Bubbles will have its second sleeve finished tonight. The garter stitch edges are still making me crazy but I don't think there is a cure. Maybe blocking will help.

The latest Pimpeliesse should be done soon. I am ready to move on to the next one I've got lined up. 

Altheda needs to have her cable changed. I've got too many stitches now and they need to spread out. I had my first break in the yarn. They warn you about that but it's not a big deal if you are a spinner. Unspun fiber drifts apart sometimes especially when it runs thick and thin like this weird kind of Lopi does. 

And finally......the short rows on the Lofoten are DONE. That is HUGE. I struggled so hard with those. I had German short rows, neckline decreases and a back and forth colorwork pattern in knit and purl to follow ALL AT THE SAME TIME. It was terrible. Now I just have to figure out the 3 needle bind off for the shoulders and it will be time to steek this baby.


  1. It sure looks like you got a LOT of stitches done. That Lofoten scares me spitless. I can't even imagine. All that work and then STEEKING???? Eek! No way could I ever take a scissor to that work of art.

  2. WOW! so much knitting and ALL are simply beautiful. Marvelous knitting!!

  3. You are juggling knitting projects in a very admirable manner.
    The Pairfect socks are really lovely.
    And Lofoten is stunning! A 3-needle cast-off is easy compared to short rows and colorwork. That is going to be amazing!

  4. All are beautiful, but Lofoten - AMAZEBALLS!
    As an aside, I was watching a nature documentary all on the Lofoten islands/mountains - such a beautiful area.

  5. So I don't know enough about knitting to understand most of what you are saying... but it all looks so pretty and I am amazed that you can keep so many projects going at once! How do you keep track?!?

  6. You've done an amazing amount of knitting-yay! The Lofoten was a real challenge! It's gonna be amazing!

  7. Oh my gosh, I love the Arne & Carlos yarn. I've used self fair isle striping sock yarn 1,000 times but never seen any that give you a contrasting cuff, heel and toe. Those sweaters are amazing too. Specially Lofoten. Goodness! I doubt I could ever knit that.