Today I was all set to make a big post about my Branching Rib Pullover, and how despite the many hours I toiled over it, it turned out way too big. And how I was going to frog the entire thing and turn it into something else. And for fun, I decided to lay it down with my favorite sweatshirt, and show how insanely huge it was in comparison to it.
Only... it looks like it's just about perfect! I don't know if it shrank down since it's been sitting balled up on my shelf since the fateful day when I blocked it and discovered the hugeness, or if it was always this size and I screwed up when I measured it, or if I've just lost my mind. But I'm definitely going to put it together and try it on before I frog the entire thing. Maybe by the time the Oscars are over I'll have it done.
In other knitting news, I'm working away at a pair of garter rib socks, from Sensational Knitted Socks. I love that book so much. Seriously. These socks are a really quick knit, at least compared to my last pair, which had cables and eyelets. I'm using Regia yarn, in a faux fair-isle pattern with green, blue, and purple stripes. It's pretty.
I recently swapped for Mason-Dixon Knitting, and honestly, on first reading I wasn't too into it. But I think it seeped into my subconscious. I had this brilliant, original idea of how I would take my leftover sock yarn scraps and knit them up into a blanket. And then I remembered the log cabin blankets in the book, and looked them up. They are constructed exactly the way I envisioned my sock yarn blanket. So I'm not original, I just think I am. But I figured I was kind of original anyways, for using leftover sock yarn. And then I stumbled upon Wendyknits' blog, where she discusses her brilliant plan of using her leftover sock yarn to make a log cabin blanket. Hmm. OK, so I'm not the least bit original. But I still think my blanket will be cool. Here's how it looks so far:
And I had to buy some Addi Turbos to be able to make it, since I knit my socks on DPN's. I gotta say, everyone is right, the Addis are fantastic.