I have three projects going at different levels. I have a sock I am working on that suffered from second sock syndrome for over three years. The current second sock is being worked on two circular needles. I am almost to the toe! Yipee! (You can view this sock on an older post from last month in my blog.)
I am also trudging along on my Cat Bordhi’s Red Rose Cat Bed – I think the worse part of this whole project is the I-cord bind off of 400 stitches! Wow, that took a long time! I have moved on and cast on the body of the bed (200 stitches) and now have a perfect road trip project of going round and round!! My only other problem with the project is clearly evident in this picture:
It is very evident that Raina is going to LOVE her bed! She makes it almost impossible to knit!
I most always loose the battle and let her sleep. I thankfully have my knitting basket next to my chair and I reach in and work on something else while she sleeps “in her bed”! That is why this project is now going to be worked on OUTSIDE the house!!! I lost my knitting buddy of 17 years (Fiona )in July 2011 and my heart was broken. I prayed for another. I GOT HER! (and she comes with a sister who is not so lovely dovey but still a sweethear!)
My third work in progress is teaching myself to do two socks at a time (top down). I am doing the practice toddler socks the author suggests to learn on. She recommended doing them in two different colors to help see where you are etc. (Good idea.)
I am a seasoned sock knitter and I grew impatient with making the body of the sock 5 inches. I wanted to get right to the heel to get through this lesson quickly, knowing that I need to expose myself to all the different sock body parts doing them two at a time. So far so good. I am a little nervous when it comes to the part of the gusset…………I looked ahead in the book and it looks complicated! (I don’t have any problem doing the gusset on one sock but two looks harder!) NEVER look head, just keep focused on exactly what you are learning and don’t panic!