I've had a hideously busy week work wise, so I've done very little knitting, but I have managed to do a bit of frogging. After listening to Sharon on the She-Knits Podcast talk about how a person just shouldn't knit something they don't enjoy knitting, I was inspired and set a few long stading UFOs free. I've had several pairs of socks that I don't like hogging needles for months. The first two were using up both of my sets of US 2s...
On the left is a basic 2x2 rib sock I started sometime last spring (May, I think) and while that Claudia's Handpaint Sport Weight looks alright in the skein, it's pretty awful knit up. Maybe it wasn't meant to be a sock. I know there is no way that I will ever finish the second sock, so it has been ripped out. On the right is most of a Broadripple sock in Soxx Appeal from Knit One, crochet too. Again, the problem is the yarn. I like the color and the pattern, but this yarn has elastic in it (similar to Cascade Fixation, but wool instead of cotton) and I've discovered that I'm against knitting with elastic-y yarn. It's too bad because it makes a nice, tight fitting sock and the yarn comes in lots of pretty colors. Again, there was just no way I was going to finish this sock let alone a second, so it's dead.
On a lighter note, I found a UFO that I can't wait to finish. Remember this guy?
It's Spherey! I knit him over two years ago and he still has no arms and legs. He has that one blue leg, but it was never attached. I've decided that Spherey is actually a girl and she's going to get pink arms and legs. Or maybe orange. If you want to see something really cute, do a pattern search on Ravelry for Spherey. You won't be sorry.