Friday, January 22, 2010

Two Hearts update

Greetings, and Dear Cynthia,

I'm back in school, and that sucking sound you hear is the noise made by my time being vacuumed up by school work. I didn't meet all of my goals for break, knitting or otherwise (ran out of time before I ran out of "to do" items), though in terms of knitting, there was only one item left unfinished -- this pair of socks. Here's the status on those:
Bamboo yarn, good fit, my mindless knitting for when I'm waiting for something... FUN!

The reason I didn't finish the socks is because of my Two Hearts sweater, also FUN:
My sweaters tend to flare out at the waist, especially if I knit them with waist shaping. So, I've started doing only the top half of the waist shaping. So, for this sweater, I cast on enough stitches for a sweater which is four inches smaller than my standard bust dimension, and after knitting seven or eight inches, I started making increases every six rows. I'll continue increasing this way until I reach my bust dimension, and by then I'll be close to the point at which I will start armhole shaping.

Still wondering how your Cassidy is going...

Have a great weekend!

Warm regards,
Laura (YarnThrower)


allisonmariecat said...

I love your approach to the shaping on the sweater - smart! The cables are gorgeous.

Nice mindless knitting! I'm on summer sweaters as mindless knitting right now, but they don't fit in my purse nearly as well as socks...

Molly Bee said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

Laikabear said...

I like those socks! And 2 Hearts is looking great so far. You are like the cable queen!!

I am confused about the waist shaping though. So you're saying if you do it as written it will fit in the hips and bust but be too loose in the waist? Or it will fit the waist but too wide for the hips?

I have a real problem with things not being wide enough for my hips and riding up. It is SO annoying (tug, tug, tug). :)

Sus said...

I think not finishing the socks in lieu of working on the sweater is perfectly fine. You need both kinds of projects on the needles for different situations anyway, right? Two hearts is looking really sweet. :)

Cindy G said...

Just blown away by that cable pattern!