So the tank is growing and am feeling quite pleased with the progress, especially as I've been a bit poorly this week.
Negotiated the short rows at the hem and the waist decreases fine but messed up when trying to do bar increases on the purl side - had to do a bit of tinking back to where I am now and must do some counting before I try again - found a helpful little video clip which is so much more illuminating than the instructions in my books. Some things you just need to see in action.
Am enjoying the Rowanspun, though despite Piglottie's warning not to pull too hard I have broken the yarn once already. Bit of a violent tug when the ball was trapped under my 1TB's elbow didn't do it any favours. It's been fine since though and stands up to the normal pull off the ball so long as there isn't an obstruction!
Hope to get lots of knitting in this weekend - maybe even start on those toe-up socks as the yarn has been safely delivered in a ball now - hurrah for my ace winding, sort of MIL, or the dimple stitch shawl as my extra long Addi Turbo (can't say/type/think these words without the accompanying sound effect from Cast On!) has arrived.
Am also stalking a sock knitting book - I thought I was decided on Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks, Warm Feet but am now debating Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks. Any thoughts on this dilemma welcomed!
So nice to have a knitting weekend in front of you!
Thanks for commenting on my blog and for the compliments on Tori (Magknits). I really appreciate your taking the time to tell me you like it. :)
By the way if the yarn does break mid row using a felted join usually works well. There is a really helpful video here.
I have the Charlene Schurch book and I really like it - I've knitted loads from it. It's very useful as you can use any stitch pattern because it gives tables for varying gauges etc.
I like the light in your photo.
I haven't seen the SKS book, but the CS, WF does give you instructions on how to mix and match sock parts to make the fit you like. I shall have to look out the SKS book anyway, I think!
Did you hear back from Becky about the CS,WF book? If not, I can ask her about it next week when I see her.
I have SKS, which I got for Christmas, but I haven't yet starting knitting from it. I love the theory behind it (that you can work out a design yourself etc) but I hate the idea of doing swatches for socks! But I suppose that bit of effort will be worthwhile. It does have loads of different patterns in it. Not sure how much help I'm being :)
Kendra - I tried the felted join when I started the new ball of yarn and it worked brilliantly, thanks for such a useful tip.
Hope you had a great weekend!