I’m still chugging away at those socks. Those Belle Epoque socks are going to be completed this week I (foolishly) swear, come hell or high water. I just want them out of the way so I can get onto something that I’m excited about.
I’ve finished the gusset and am just knitting onto the foot. I’ve got 4 inches past the heel flap and I’m planning on knitting about 7.25 inches total until I start decreasing for the toe. Pet peeve alert: I kind of loathe that no sock pattern I’ve ever met has the negative ease of the length of the foot listed. Because of that, I’m a bit concerned about when to start decreasing. On the one hand (foot?) I don’t want the foot to be too short, and on the other, I hate that extra quarter of an inch that can end up flopping around if I knit for too long. This is therefore the most trepidacious part of sock knitting.
Knitting on the terrace has been awesome. I love my apartment because it’s such a typical Montreal apartment; the terrace is so perfect, and I love sitting in the sunshine. The weather has been great lately. Sunshine makes any project more enjoyable.
I’ve been experiencing a bit of a knitting slump as of late; but you know what’s making me more excited about fibre arts is this yarn. Cascade Eco in brown and orange seems like it’d make the best 70s style zip-up cardigan. Don’t you think?
I’m super excited about knitting with this yarn! I’ve seen so many cool things come out of Cascade Eco, and I really like the colours I picked out (with Mollyann’s help, of course.)
I had been waiting for a third skein of the Cascade Ecological wool in brown to come from the company, but I’m relatively pleased about the contrast from the orange to the brown, so I don’t mind mixing it all in.
Ahh. Orange you glad I took all these pictures?