Friday, February 22, 2008

Projects for the Man

Now that Lizzy is done, I'm back to my Hedgerow Socks for my husband, as well as a vest for him. I've finished sock #1 but left it on needles as I'm HOPING that I have enough yarn (Sundara Sock) for the second sock. If not, I have a nice bit of Claudia Handpaint that would work for the toes, so I would rip back the toe of Sock #1 if that's the case.
As for the vest, he liked the Woodsy Ribs pattern from the Winter 2004 Knitter's Magazine, but wanted a lighter-weight yarn, so we settled on Rowan Felted Tweed, which I ordered from Webs, in a pretty midnight blue color flecked with light blue, red and yellow. I am also using the Ann Budd Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, which I recently scored on the KnitSwap list, to help me adjust the measurements since I'm knitting with a DK rather than worsted weight yarn.

I had to rip out the first attempt because the gauge I was getting while actually knitting the vest was different (6 stitches/inch) than the gauge I had gotten with my swatch (5.5 stitches/inch). Hopefully now it will be right on track.

Two projects for my hubby at once--isn't he lucky?

I listened to a new Podcast today that I liked very much: DivaKnitting. Podcaster/Blogger Cheryl Kemp does a nice Podcast in my opinion--a good length, useful reviews and information, and it's got good clarity. Go take a listen!

1 comment:

Donna Lee said...

My husband is getting new socks, too. I am using Spey Valley from Knitting on the Road. Once I get past the decorative (decorative but manly) part, it's all ribbing. But he has such wide feet.