I am officially done with my boring gray knee-high socks. I'll post a picture within a couple days. Both socks have holes at the heels 'cuz I'm wicked bad at short rows. The cast off on one sock is a little tight and requires carefully wiggling said sock over my not-big calf muscles. The cast off on the other sock is fabulously loose for pulling it over my calf, but slides down while walking. So ... does anyone have a good suggestion for my next pair? Please don't say that I should frog and reknit these. I've been so bored by them that there's no way in hell that I'm putting them back on the needles. They shall remain a flawed project, like virtually everything else I knit. But for my next pair, which could be started soon, I would like to hear some suggestions.
In other news, today I will officially start the Branching Out scarf from the new Spring 05 Knitty. Perhaps I'm a boring knitter, but overall, I was not impressed with this Knitty. In every other issue, I downloaded at least 3 or 4 patterns that I loved. But in this issue, well ... there were a lot of weird patterns. Or perhaps I'm not a spring/summer knitter. Maybe I'm an old-school heavy wool cable trekking through the snow piles of New England girl. But I do love the Branching Out scarf. And perhaps once the temperature is regularly above 50 in Boston, I'll be ready for those slinky little tanks.