Sunday, December 10, 2006

(This Post Is) All For My Son

I talk a lot about my daughter Mandy, but I do have another child. My first born, Curtis. I started a sweater for him a little over a year ago, but it has taken a backseat to all my sock knitting. Monica and I made a pact this past week to work on the sweater(s) we have started (she has more going than I do, so you would think it would be easier for me). Lastnight I got out C.J.'s sweater and immediately made mistakes in the cables (I got very frustrated and actually threw the thing). After talking with Monica I was able to calmly pick it up and fix my mistakes and move on with it. I completed the first center diamond and am half way through the second. I'm knitting a pattern from "Men In Knits" in WoolEase. This won't be done for Christmas (this year), but I will continue to put inches (it's at 9-1/2" right now) on it on a daily basis.

Two other projects I'm working on for him are socks (of course). The first is the "Father and Son" design from IK. I'm knitting it in Pace sock yarn. I'm to the gusset decreases on the first sock, I should be able to get these done in time (he likes short legs on his socks). You can almost see the cables running down the side and the chevrons.

The second sock I'm knitting is in Meilenweit
Mouline (?) #1247. I'm using the "Socks of Doom" pattern from the Sock Wars site. The pattern doesn't show well, but I like the feel of it and it's stretchiness. I'm on the heel flap of the first sock on that one.

Well, that's all the progress for now. (Hopefully) more later! Have a good week everyone.

p.s. Here is your chance to win some wonderful prizes. Test your knit history at the same time. Not sure I got any of them right but it was fun trying to put the right year with the picture.
p.s.s. C.J.'s sweater is now 11". WOO HOO!!


Rebecca said...

That is certainly the worst thing about putting a knitting project aside for a while and then picking it up again thinking we can step right back in the groove of knitting the pattern! I've experienced the same! I'm trying to keep only two sweaters at a time on the needles because of that. Keep plugging away!

I am all anticipation waiting to see what the Father/Son socks look like on completion :-)

monica said...

I am glad that you are working on it, but probably not as happy as CJ is. He is going to love all of it.

Shelley said...

I'm really liking the pattern on the sweater and can't wait to see it completed!

I am really wanting to knit (especially tonight) but won't be able to until Thursday night at the earliest because of exams. To be honest though, I did get a bit of knitting done on one of my Christmas gifts this morning before I started into the studying. My first exam is tomorrow evening (6:30 til 9:30) and I really don't want to study. I just feel like knitting. I hate when you get the craving or desire to knit and you can't do it...but exams will be over in 3 days...woo hoo!

Anonymous said...

good luck with the xmas knitting- i know how you feel

just to let you know you still only have one sock!! I am suffering SSS and knitting for babies ATM. However, I am aiming to have your next package out in the 1st week of the new year.

Have a great xmas

your sockret pal

Alisha said...

The sweater is going to be amazing!!

Love your socks ont he go to!!!