Saturday, June 23, 2007

Deja Vu


**Official Spoiler Warning: This post discusses the June RSC package. If you haven't gotten yours yet and don't want to be spoiled, come back later.**
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The Flaming Monkeys have hit a rough patch. After my two repeats, they got thrown on waste yarn and tried on. The lovely picot cuff (which I will SO be doing from now on) fit lovely, but the lace sections were holding on for dear life. Bummer....

After knittyboard consultation, I think what I am going to do is frog back the lace sections (obvious much?), throw in another repeat and go down a needle size. Yes, the added repeat adds on another 16 stitches (25% increase), but I hope that going down a needle size and my wonky gauge will even it all out.

Edit: Yeah, that's not gonna work 'cause then it would be all wonky at the instep. I don't think that far ahead. So, I think I am going to increase the number of sts in the repeat and adjust accordingly in the pattern.

I got my June RSC shipment the other day. First of all, LOVE the pattern, will definately be doing that. But during this time, I had the worst case of deja vu. It was insane...why, do you ask? Check it out:
On the left is my Lorna's Laces in Flames (aka the Flaming Monkeys) and on the right is the STR Lightweight in Firebird.


No, they are not the same (the STR has more pink), but it still threw me for a loop that they socks I just cast on were in the same colorway. Good part is that now I have double the colorway!!


Something else I cast on was Coachella from the new knitty.I am doing in in Lion Brand CottonEase in Lime on US6 and US8. I am super intrigued by the contruction of this top and had to make it. Plus, this is super quick. The above is about 2 nights worth of knitting and it's probably about 1/3 done. I am hoping to get it done and blocked before knit night on Tuesday.


BTW, if you aren't on Ravelry yet, be warned. It is the new knitting crack. No lie. If you are, come find me under yarnknita and maybe we can be cracked out together.

3 comments:

Bezzie said...

Hm, good thing you're doing Flaming Monkeys out of the LL. The pink in the STR looks too fleshy. You might have had PETA boycotting your socks. ;-)

Jennifer said...

ooh you are doing Coachella!!! I want to do it..but i don't know if i can wear it. hahaha.

i can't wait to see some flaming monkeys :)

chemgrrl said...

Hey, if you want to swap that STR you know where to turn...