This is what the collar for Eris looks like so far. I’m pretty happy with the cabling.
The one thing that irks me a bit, though, is that you can totally see where I picked up stitches. (The way the pattern works is that you knit one half of the collar, then pick up stitches from one end to do the other half.) Of course, I could have avoided that if I’d just done a provisional cast on in the beginning. But since I sort of just skimmed over the first couple of steps before getting started (note to self: read patterns more thoroughly!), it didn’t really hit me until I was already done with Chart B. Oh well. It’s in the back of the sweater anyway, so I can definitely live with it.
Once I’m past the collar, this will be good TV (okay, DVD) knitting for awhile. It’s hard for me to actually get anything out of a foreign language DVD when reading a cable chart. But once I get to the stockinette section, I can actually read subtitles.
I’ve had one hell of a case of second sock syndrome with Falling Leaves. Other aspects of my life got in the way for awhile, so even if I didn’t already have a problem with FO commitment, I wouldn’t have gotten this done any earlier. So, I wasn’t the best test knitter for this project. But oh well.
I don’t have much more left. Two repeats, a bit of ribbing, and then blocking. (The first sock was already blocked, as Jess wanted to take a picture of it to send to Knitty.)
I totally plan to wear these socks, even if they’re a bit loose. See, Jess, I’m not maligning them! :-P
Of course, I’m already thinking of cheating.
About a month and a half ago, someone brought some back issues of IK to a knit together, and I acquired three of the four 2003 issues (Jess took the fall one). I leafed through those again a few days ago, and while several of the patterns from that year were already on my list, a couple of them just got bumped up a bit in the “Future Projects” queue.
Socks are on my list, and I’m also going to be knitting a rug or two for my place at some point, because I can never have too much color in here. (Not that I have a whole lot yet, but that’s because I haven’t had much time to paint.)
I’m kind of a selfish knitter. Though I might still do some holiday knitting, I haven’t fully decided yet. But, the projects I have in mind for this are on the small side, and I’d only be knitting for three people, so as long as I decide and start by late September, it’ll all be done on time. I hope.