wiwo wednesday vol. 8

July 2, 2014

photo 1
I finished the body of my buttercup sweater. Yay! Felt like forever. Though I’ll frog a bit to add about 2 inches in length and make another brim – one that doesn’t curl like crazy.

photo 3
I finished the heels on a new pair of scrap socks. I’ve invested in a second pair of DPNs so I can knit socks simultaneously now. I feel like they knit up much faster than before!

Sorry for this very short version of wiwo but it’s the university sports day today which I’m organising with a group of 5 students so we’ve been pretty busy preparing everything.

I hope you’re having a great day 🙂

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  • Reply Lisa-24-7 July 2, 2014 at 13:20

    Both of those projects are so beautiful – I love the texture of your tee 🙂

  • Reply Nancy July 2, 2014 at 15:20

    Great progress on your projects! The rolled brim would be difficult to wear. I'd be tugging at it all the time. I agree that two sets of needles is the only way to knit socks. It seems like the socks are finished in half the time.

  • Reply Kaiya July 2, 2014 at 19:19

    Your Buttercup looks lovely! I bet a bit of blocking would straighten out that curly edge. And what kind of heel are you using for your new pair of scrap socks? It looks kind of like a flap-and-gusset, but some of the stitches are going in directions I wouldn't expect.

    To answer your question from last post – I've never had a problem with the Russian join coming undone, even on something hard-wearing like socks. If you make the two doubled-back join areas long enough, they get distributed over several stitches, and it's almost impossible for them to unravel then. Also, the normal wear and stress of the knit fabric would be going perpendicular to the direction in which the join is weakest. I don't trust it for slippery lace, but for sturdy sock yarn it's great.

  • Reply Noget Uldent July 3, 2014 at 17:22

    That investment is one you won't regret. I love being able to knit both socks at the same time on DPNs.

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