April 19, 2005
So ostensibly, my main project is currently the Lucky Clover Sweater. But, off the record, not much progress is going on with this sweater. I have most of a sleeve done:
and every so often, I'll do a row or two and neither like nor dislike it. Its a decent project. Whenever I think about it, I think "yeah, I will knit this!" but somehow I just don't pick it up and work on it.
Recently, I am knitting small projects from stash yarn. Like this:
A striped sock! Its a new and exciting 2x2 ribbed variation on the standard striped sock, in Regia color #5340. I do most of my socks this way, with 2x2 ribbing on the cuff and continued over the instep. The ribbing makes them super comfy and fitted.
You know what's cool about ribbing in self-striping sock yarn? It makes the color changes less visible. The color changes in stockinette stitch look funky. Sometimes the stripes are two rows high, overlapping in areas to 3 rows high, resulting in a look specific to self-striping yarn. (Sorta visible in the image on the right)
But with the ribbing, the color changes are obscured. So the stripes just look like stripes, without the strange overlapping. Which makes me happy.