We’re going to need a bigger boat

Can you believe I’d never seen Jaws before last Wednesday? I have to confess to being a big Spielberg fan. Jaws and ET seem over-clich├ęd by now, but they are still so entertaining to watch! My favourite has to be Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Every time I get mashed potatoes for dinner, I consider building a little mountain and pouring gravy over it.

Anyway, in lieu of gravy-flavoured potato mountains, I have some knitting to show. I have been working away on the Cashsilk top. It’s about two-thirds finished.

Vneck Cashsilk

I have been taken aback by just how simple this has been. Even the bust darts were no big deal. Ok, I sat down and figured out the best way to do them but it wasn’t the brain haemorrhage I’d expected. I am now half-way down the torso and look forward to the hip darts. Here’s a look at a ‘dart’… really, just a little gather of fabric.

bust dart

After finishing my first toe-up sock, I realised that I didn’t have enough yarn to knit the other one. So I started on a different type of toe-up sock – one with a stockinette short-row toe and heel. I wasn’t ecstatic with the way my short-rows came out but they’ll do.

toe-up sock

It became obvious very quickly that I’d made the toe too small – only 7 sts wide. I tried it on, though, and I think it’ll be ok. Not much else going on for me these days… Rowan 42 is out though, and I’m eagerly awaiting my copy of the Fall Interweave Knits!

One thought on “We’re going to need a bigger boat

  1. Really like the colourway on that sock. Very lovely and inviting. Will be fun to wear I think. Yes, I’m currently waiting for 14 August to approach when the Interweave hits the newstands here. Yum. Yum.

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