Sunday, February 11, 2007


That's the sock yarn I bought yesterday on sale. I've been coveting Cherry Tree Hill for a while now. And it's just too pretty to put away in a box without a picture first.

There. Now that I've lured you here with pretty candy yarn, let me bore you with some obsessiveness. And possibly the most boring blog pictures ever:

I re-did my Central Park Hoodie ribbing in 6, because on 7s it just didn't seem ribby enough to me. It seemed a little bit floppy, like it was already stretched out. And I like the way it looks on 6s, just now I'm all paranoid that it's going to pull in too much and ruin the look of the sweater. My body will stop it from pulling in very far, though, right? You probably can't even tell the difference in this picture. Ribbing on 7s is on top, 6s on the bottom. The new ribbing is being stretched out by the curve of the pillow it's on, otherwise it would boing quite far in. But that's not very much force, is it.

I detest insignificant decisions like this! I just need some reassurance that it IS insignificant, and that I can go ahead. Below is a slightly closer up look at how far I've gotten. (I would be farther but, you know, I did the ribbing twice ...) Cables amaze me – how just one row affects what all the other ones do. It looks so much trickier than it is.

edited to add: Actually I changed my mind AGAIN and am going to go with the 7s. Just so I could knit the whole thing twice. Anyway, I'm decided, I'm feeling good about it, and I'm going ahead with it!


kathy in juneau said...

Honestly, from here I can't tell much. They both look beautiful and of course the one done on 7's doesn't look floppy from here. It looks very, very nice. And even. And aren't cables cool?

BUT in my experience, you should do what you like better, otherwise it will torture you every stitch of the way. The photos in "knitscene" don't make it look like the ribbing really cinches in, but again, it is hard to tell from the photos.

I'm so sorry I can't give you a definitive answer. Go with your gut! It's going to be gorgeous no matter what.

kathy in juneau said...

P.S. Beautiful sock yarn!!

Friender said...

Hi Hilary, Thanks for your comment on my blog. I first used the recommended 6s and felt it was pulling in too much. I decided I wasn't sure if it'd block out to what I wanted (i tend to knit on the tighter side, too) so I went up to 7s and tried my best to relax and got a fabric I was comfortable with. Mine has stalled, though...project ADD. ;) I'll get back to it soon, I'm sure. Yours is gorgeous! What yarn is it?