WIP Wednesday

In which we pull a “now you see it, now you don’t” trick.

See this? It’s the back of the Central Park Hoodie which I knitted on the drive down to Las Vegas this weekend (I wasn’t the one driving, of course).

Central Park Hoodie

It will soon be history. Yes, I finished the entire back and got through the ribbing on the left front before realizing that I was knitting the wrong size – one size too small. I decided to ignore the back and just let it fester while I worked on the fronts. (I know it was silly to hope that it would somehow magically expand if I just stuffed it into my knitting bag for a day or two, but it didn’t keep me from trying.) But now I’m close to finishing the second front piece, so I guess I’ll be ripping.

But in the meantime, I started what should be a very easy, mindless project:
Austermann sock

I’m planning to make some plain stockinette socks with a ribbed cuff. This is the neat Austermann Step yarn, with Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil in it. I got it from a contest Carrie had ages ago. Because it’s self-striping, I figured I’d just do the socks in stockinette to show it off better. I haven’t ever done socks without a stitch pattern before, so it will be interesting to see how they fit.

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8 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. Chris says:

    Pooey that the ever popular “stuff mistake into knitting bag and hope for miracle” strategy failed yet another knitter…

    It was weird to me to knit plain socks at first, too – but my plain stripey socks are some of my favorites! Stripes don’t need anything fancy and I tend to fight that sometimes.

  2. margene says:

    I’ve seen that Austermann Step yarn in some very cool looking socks! Too bad about the back…but that’s knitting for you!

  3. Clearly the back needs a time-out!

  4. Lauren says:

    Oh that stinks, sorry. That is pretty yarn! I’ve found that I like knitting plain socks more and more lately.

  5. Anne B. says:

    I always hope my mistakes will “stretch with blocking”. Oh well. I think I gave my Mum that yarn, and it made lovely socks with a cool pattern.
    Anne currently not in Calgary

  6. Stacey says:

    Just think – more knitting time? Ummm… You get to play with the yarn longer? Anything?

  7. Anne says:

    Waiting to hear how you like the Step yarn – I’ve wanted to try it for a while.

    Seems like a lot of ripping going on in knitland this week – me too!

  8. Sounds like a good plan—instead of ripping immediately, just start knitting the right size. Hats off to you!

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