I cast on a new pair of Waiting Room socks before we set off for The Shrubbery.
And in the event, quite a lot of last week felt like sitting in a Waiting Room.
I concentrated on two projects: my "Learn to Knit, Love to Knit" cardigan, and a new pair of socks. The Kex Blanket didn't come out of its bag. The new planned shawl stayed in its skein.
Cropped Cardigan with Cabled Sleeves". While I was away, I completed both fronts. The back is already done, so now I "just" have the sleeves to knit. Luckily, the sleeves are the most interesting part of this pattern: I am really looking forward to working the Hollow Oak panel cables. I knitted the cuffs in the hospital yesterday.
I have mentioned before that this is not a beginner-friendly pattern. The Right Front was particularly challenging, with those fatal words: "work as given for Left Front, reversing all shaping". I had already done battle with "keeping the Briar Rose pattern correct, decrease..." on the Left Front. Ugh.
So there was some fudgery to the Left and even more to the Right. Let's just hope they match, eh?
And the new socks?
I decided to knit the Reginald Socks from the front cover of A Knitted Sock Society by Rachel Coopey.
My son has very wide feet. Bear feet. So I found myself knitting 79 stitch rows of twisted rib in an improbably long-legged design in brown wool. Oh well planned, Roo!
Any delusions I may have had about these socks looking chocolatey / espresso coffee-like / delicious have now been replaced by thoughts along the lines of mud and dog-droppings. I am definitely suffering from Brown Sock Syndrome.
My plan is to complete sock two to the same point and then work both toes in orange wool.
Yay - orange!