One Step Forward, One Step Back
I am cruising along on my Pittsburgh Steelers socks for my son. It is also nice to have such an enthusiastic recipient! He readily tries on the socks at various stages (now that Sock #1 is done, we won’t have to take as many measurements), and can’t wait to wear them to a football game in the fall.
Sock #2 should be finished shortly, and then I will move on to my Sockapalooza sock.
Speaking of Sockapalooza, I have left a comment on my sock pal’s blog, but haven’t heard yet from the person who has me. I’m sure I will, in due time.
As for my BonBon tank, it is now this:
I had thought I had gotten gauge, but as I knit in the round, even though the stitches were bunched up on the circular needle, it looked kind of big after about 3 inches were done. I took the stitches off the needle and put them on a piece of yarn, and WOW–this thing was at least 4 inches too wide! For a tank that is supposed to be close-fitting, I don’t think this will do. I carefully knit another swatch on size 3 (rather than size 4) needles, and I think that will work best, AND I will go down a size. Watch it be too small now! Anyway, as I didn’t have a nice set of #3 circs in my collection, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to order one from KnitPicks as a test to see if I like their circulars–if I do, I will probably treat myself to the Options set. Everyone seems to love them so much! Once the #3’s arrive, I will swatch again just to be sure, and then begin the tank again. In the meantime, I will get a lot done on the sock and the scarf that’s been languishing for awhile.