Thanks to everyone who bought my stash! There are still a few items left, which are marked in the post below this one.
Last night I showed my Austermann Step socks to Marc and complained that the yarn was cursed. “Why don’t you just finish them?” he asked… and so I did.
OK, so it’s only one, but still… now I will have to make the second one. I still don’t like the yarn – I must have dropped 7 stitches last night, and the yarn has so little elasticity that even after washing you can still tell where they were (even though I fixed them.) Even so… I know I can power through the last one! I used the welsh heel and star toe described in “Knitting Vintage socks,” and I don’t love either. Well… the heel is ok, if a bit thick, but the toe looks like it has mistakes to me. Maybe it just isn’t great with stripey yarn.
This Friday I have to go on a staff retreat in Indiana (in the woods… ooh, I am so not a nature person), so I will have a nice long car ride to knit through… maybe I will make some real progress on the 2nd sock (or Marc’s scarf!)
I’ve also finished the back of Georgina.
I’m working on one of the sleeves now. They have a nice detail where you basically knit the cuff in two pieces and then knit together to make a split wrist. The Cascade 128 is still fine, if not the greatest ever.
Now I have to go to work (Wednesday is my long day!)