I had hoped to make this yarn, acquired at my last knitting retreat, into the Abundance Shoulder Shawl (the pattern version I have calls for 500 yards).
I knew straight off that I didn't have quite enough yarn, but I thought I'd be able to make it work. Let's just say that it took me entirely too long to realize that a sideways knitted-on edging uses more yardage than one can readily imagine. So out it came, and the yarn was re-purposed into these:
Pattern: Edwardian Boating Socks, by Emma Grundy Haigh (I may have been influenced by the fact that my yarn was the same color as the socks in the picture)
Yarn: Severn Fingering (BFL & silk) in Lilly
Needles: 1.25 mm dpns
Mods: I used Jeny's Stretchy Slipknot Cast On, which hardly counts as a mod any more, since I start all my ribbing cuffs that way. I replaced both suggestions for the heel flap stitch (a linen stitch heel flap? are you mad?) with Eye of Partridge.
That was about it. They were an easy knit, but I have been catching up on missed tv, and learning the hard way that I cannot knit during Game of Thrones. So this happened at one point:
- in the center, 4 repeats down, I totally forgot to pick up a float. And there are both skipped and knit stitches in the rows, so just dropping down and picking it up was not going to happen.
Meanwhile, although there are other socks languishing on the needles (and a poor mitten without a thumb - I hate thumbs), I've begun to play with this:
Fall colors. Winter is coming...