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Retro Ribs

It’s that time of year again – the time when I can’t really take pictures. Thanks to a combination of my work schedule and the time change, it’s now too dark before I leave and too dark when I get home. And if I’m sick or otherwise unable to take pictures on the weekend, well, there goes another post-less week.

That being said, here’s something I finished nearly three weeks ago:

Retro Rib Socks by Evelyn A. Clark (Published in Interweave Knits Winter 2004 and Favorite Socks)

Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino, colorway 461

US0 / 2.00mm Inox DPNs

These were a great knit. They were just complicated enough to keep me interested, yet just simple enough for me to work while socializing. Also, as you may have noticed already, I’m a fan of Koigu PPPM, so that made it even more fun.

As for the finished product, I like this pair. Even if you do have to squint to see the pattern.

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Sock central

Sorry for the delayed updates… I’ve been busier than expected, and May gray has made photography difficult. But! I’ve got not one, but two pictures to make up for it.

First, the new project. When Stanley Cup playoffs started last month, I figured it was a good time to start knitting these:

I’d only been working on this during Sharks games that I watched or listened to, and this is how far I got before they lost to the Stars on May 4. The socks are on hold for now, because I’m not entirely sure what to do with them. I might keep working on this throughout the next few weeks, so that I can wear the pair during games next season. Or I might just let them hibernate until next season. We’ll see.

The socks themselves are in stockinette stitch, and they’re toe-up with a reverse Dutch heel – which is starting to be kind of a default for me, I think. I probably could’ve made the leg a little longer, but oh well.

So this means that I have three pairs of socks in progress. Which bothers me less than I thought it would.

I actually made pretty decent progress on the second Retro Ribs sock:

The only reason I haven’t gone further is that I managed to lose my spare needle in transit somewhere, and all of my other US0 DPN sets are in use right now. (Yes, I could just knit these using four needles instead of five, but I’d much rather not – just personal preference.) So I’ll have to either order a new set, or just wait until I finish another sock. Decisions, decisions.

Speaking of another sock, believe it or not, I’ve done some work on my third pair. Though the work isn’t of the actual knitting kind. As I’ve mentioned before, I managed to lose all of my charts for the Fairways socks. Until I redid those, I couldn’t finish knitting. So, I now have new charts! (I also have digital versions now.)

Updates will probably remain few and far between for at least the next couple of weeks, but hopefully I’ll have more projects to show by then.

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Relatively mindless

I really should work on my other socks, but I just haven’t been in the mood for colorwork lately. So I’ve been working on this instead:

Retro Ribs! The pattern kind of gets lost in the coloring, but I’m actually okay with that – it’s not like I’m knitting lace or cables, after all. There’s just enough of a pattern to keep me interested. At the same time, though, it’s just simple enough for TV knitting.

I haven’t started the second sock yet. I just wound the yarn for it last night, though, so I’ll be starting soon. And I’ll probably take it with me to Stitches, as plane/airport knitting.

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