This week's WIP Wednesday is brought to you by AIR CONDITIONING. Where ever I can find it, in conjunction with WiFi. You'd think six years in the desert would have made me less of a wimp, but it turns out not so much.
I've spent some time thinking about something Lissa said in a recent(-ish) post: "Why I'm comforted by knitting with plump, aran-weight wools in the middle of June is beyond me, but I’m not going to argue." I have a theory-- working on Devin's sweater in the past week has not made my hands particularly uncomfortable, but knitting socks leaves me with sweaty palms. Sure the sweater's warm on my lap, but it's lovely to handle in this weather... especially when the socks are misbehaving.
To your top left, you'll see my orange sock. It's actually finished now, with its ends woven in, and its mate started. It looks good from this angle, but if you scroll down the page you'll see that I once again kept going in the face of a clear and empirical error (this is also how I ended up halfway to Salem instead of at my grandmother's in high school-- I knew I'd missed my exit, but I was too scared of fast cars in the rain to change lanes, and therefore ended up about 40 miles past where I wanted to be. She thought it was hilarious).
Now, I'm 99% sure I followed those directions exactly, and 100% sure that I didn't get the result I was looking for. So, for the second sock I'm going to have to change it up... Here's what I'm thinking will work (without any swatching to date):
k2tog tbl, leave sts on LH needle
k first st again (tbl?)
sl both sts off LH needle
Any thoughts, opinions, or alternate suggestions are more than welcome at this point-- I've just started ribbing on the second sock, so I have a little time to figure it out. In fact, consider this me begging for help... I may even throw in a prize or two, if I can figure out the legalities of it all (Pumpkin made me a little nervous about giveaways and whatnot). By this time next week I hope to be able to report back, so make your suggestions before Monday (16 July 2012) and leave your Rav name so I can get in touch with you, and you'll be entered into a drawing for... something. Probably a skein of yarn from my stash-- I have a lot. And maybe if I call it payment for services rendered it'll be copacetic?
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