Woo-Hoo! Day two of blogging. Wow, the earth still spins & nothing seems to have frozen over. So far, so good.
I had to go to the doctor yesterday (an on-going wrist saga I will discuss some other time) and I met a woman sorting through her knitting bag looking for just the right project for the waiting room. She finally pulled out this lovely plum-colored scarf with a beaded pattern on the end. The pattern calls for the scarf to be knit in two pieces and joined in the middle. The beading pattern is on each end of the scarf. I know I've seen this pattern somewhere, but I just can't remember where. Anyone have any idea? Maybe I should just try looking myself. Nah, that would be too easy (or just too much fun). I think I might like to try it though, it was really pretty.
I've got two projects on the needles right now that I keep moving between. One is my first sock. I've finally gotten into the rhythm of the pattern, but I have yet to experience any sense of 'sock addiction' that I've heard others mention. We'll see how that goes as I get closer to finishing the darned thing(s).
My other project is a t-shirt style sweater. This one is killing me. The pattern is from a LYS and their sample is in a bunch of novlety/eyelash yarns. I wanted something much less, erm, fluffy and went with a Berocco Softwist yarn. Beautiful color, but now that I'm working on it I'm having many second thoughts. Not to mention questions. I have no idea how this puppy is supposed to fit when finished, so trying to guage size is a bit of a problem. One size will fit my bust (with room to spare), but will have to stretch to fit my hips. The next larger size will fit my hips comfortably, but my top half will be swimming in the thing. This sweater is knit in one piece from the front bottom to the back bottom, so while I've considered decreasing as I move towards the top, I'm not sure how to do it so that it doesn't look all freaky. I think that if I carefully mark my rows on the front, and maybe even do some seaming on the way as I finish the back, I might be able to make the increases/decreases match front to back. This is only my second sweater, though, and the other was a big, oversized winter sweater (Big Sack Sweater from SnB). Not sure my skills are up to this, then again, you learn new stuff by trying it out. Right?
Gah! I really don't want to get to the end of the sweater & have to rip the whole darned thing because it looks like a big blue sack when I put it on. I keep thinking if I knit slowly enough, inspiration will strike. Or maybe I'll drop 50 pounds and it will be easier to get a good fit.