Wow! an actual post about knitting.
Well we got back from vacation and managed to develop sinus infections. I have been the living dead for a week now. Since my boss decided to give himself a two week vacation, I have been alone at work, therefore unable to take sick-time. I spent the weekend sleeping and lying on the couch. As a told a co-worker today, I was so sick I didn't even want to knit.
But now I am on the mend and the urge is back. So here is an update on my projects...
Kyoto is awaiting its sleeves and the neckband. I want to do the sleeves in the round and I'm having a few kinks in that plan. The sleeves are too small to do on circulars but too big to do on the dpns I have. I'm passively looking for longer US#4 dpns. I really don't want to knit them straight and seam them.
These are the socks that I started on my trip. Just a basic sock pattern in Cascade 220.
And then there is the shawl. *sigh* Or rather my absolute disaster shawl. Yes I finished it. But it is huge....then I went to block it thinking that might help...once it hit water it became beyond huge. I just don't know what to do about it. It is too large to leave as is. I have two options.
1. I did wet and then toss in the dryer one of my swatches. The swatch shrunk about an inch. It felted slightly but not in a disaster sort of way. The yarn lost its smooth look and the pattern some of its definition. I could do this to the entire shawl. Or...
2. Reknit the whole thing and drop down 2 needle size and make an effort to knit tighter. But the original took about 2 months of hardcore knitting and do I really want to do that again?
what would you do?