On the plus side, I cast on Ann Bud’s “On Your Toes” socks from Interweave knits. Used Judy Becker’s Magic Cast On (which I love, btw). It’s a nice, simple pattern, perfectly suitable for TV knitting or late night casual conversation knitting. The Knit Picks yarn is a great change from my love-hate relationship with mohair as well. It’s well behaved and doesn’t surprise me (and it looks yummy too).
As I mentioned in the Labor Day Episode of the Ramblin Ambler, I got mixed up about the size of the Addi circs in my knitting bag, and wasted time buying more US #2′s when I needed #1′s. Fortunately, the LYS was really nice about letting me swap them, so that’s cool. (Of course, I probably should have gotten shorter circs, but live and learn).
I’m still working on Haruni (and well into Part B now, need to get a good picture of that I suppose). Just getting to the point where that part is starting to ‘make sense’, and approaching yet another transition point. I actually decided I had to print out the chart key, because otherwise I’ll never remember where it’s K2Tog first and Sl2K1PSSO for the other repeats and where it’s Sl2K1PSSO first and Sl1K1PSSO for all the others (or however it goes).
I also frogged the Calla. I think it had just been hibernating too long, and when I picked it up again I couldn’t get the stitch counts right, and besides, the pattern really would have been better with a shinier yarn. Maybe market bags for that cotton poly blend…?