Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Knitting In Progress

After finishing the ginormous cowl, I couldn't decide what to start next. I've seen a lot of blog posts lately of people knitting the Leyburn Socks with Socks that Rock yarn. Carrie knitted a pair and posted a group photo from others knitting Leyburns. Pam, Cristi, and Zonda are all knitting (or have finished) these too. There is a huge group of people on Ravelry doing a knit along with this pattern and yarn. I have a lot of STR yarn stashed, so I decided to join in.

The pattern is fast and is really working well with the variegated colors in the yarn. I really like how the socks are knitting up. It isn't a color I picked out, it is actually something from a club I belonged to and something I never really had any intentions of knitting. I didn't really think I'd like the colors. But I was wrong, the colors look nicer knitted up than I anticipated.

I've also decided to pull out a project that hasn't touched in a long time. I started this blanket back in 1997 and didn't knit a single stitch on it in 2008. I have several projects in similar states and they always seem to be this dark cloud looming around my knitting and my stash. They sit there making me feel guilty when I want to start a new project.

So the goal is to finish these projects or frog them and be done with it. Either way, I'm looking forward to having a guilt free fiber experience. I decided to start with this blanket for a couple of reasons. It was easy to decided that yes, I still want the blanket and it's cold out now. So having a pile of knitting in my lap is actually kind of nice. I can't think of anything I'd want to do with these colors. I don't think I'd really wear a sweater this bright.

So I'm going to knit a bit on this every week until its complete and then pick up another lost project. I'll keep working on new projects while I work through the back log too; hopefully that will keep me going.

11 comments:

Monika said...

Both projects are lovely. Good for you to resume working on the blanket. I love it!

Walden said...

Love the Leyburn socks, I have yet to see them in a colorway that didn't work.

mom said...

Love the socks and the colors. I may try that pattern next. I hope it will work out as well with another type of sock yarn.

Zonda said...

Love the sock! Good for you and that blanket..um..er..guess we both know what should be soon up to bat huh...MPB ;)

turtlegirl76 said...

oooh your Leyburns are looking so pretty!

bockstark.knits said...

i love those leyburns! i haven't made patterned socks in so long!

Bezzie said...

Oh man! I think that's the coolest color Leyburns I've seen!

knittersharmony said...

I've decided that all colorways look good in the leyburn pattern!

That is a really good idea for working through your old patterns. Something old, and something new. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

What yarn is in the blanket?
mdknitr

IrishgirlieKnits said...

The Leyburns look fabulous in that color!

And I love the blanket! Can't wait to see what kind of progress we can make on our blankets!!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Good luck! I'm sure you're gonna finish up those projects quick. :) I'm working on finishing up some UFOs too.