My daughter never misses an opportunity to give me ideas about what she'd like. Facebook apparently has all kinds of influence to reach non-knitting folks with knitting ideas. First there was this Poncho type thing called Azel pullover
OK. Fine. I got some wool/acrylic yarn (shudder) from Knit Picks in a dark grey which she picked out and made it. I'm waiting for buttons from the UK to arrive. I think I'll do one for her daughter as well, but this time, I'M picking the yarn and will get something natural and cozy and not slick and nasty. I am surprised that Knit Picks yarn is not so nice. Usually I like their stuff. But I don't like the feel of acrylic. However, it is more washable. (sigh)
Then she sends me another Facebook post. Really? And this time it's my nemisis, STRANDED colorwork. (Danger music) I have done one stranded project, or rather, I have started one colorwork project, a pair of socks that were so cute I just had to try them. They are still in time out from two years ago.
My tension is HORRIBLE with stranded knitting. If I pull snug like I should for socks, then there is no give in the fabric, so no way to get the things on your foot. If I loosen up my tension, then the things get HUGE. I've never seen a pair of socks so big. How does one deal with that? I just gave up...
So now I'm thinking of doing a pair of fingerless arm warmers for my oldest granddaughter. I even have the yarn dyed up and ready to go. But I am worried about doing this kind of knitting on the bus to work. So we will have to see. They are cute and it would be fun and funky knitting. I guess I will have another go at it. I'll post pictures as I get going. I have to decide the color sequence or maybe just wing it. We'll see.
Wish me luck!