So, this is my second knitting blog in as many months, started to replace it's awfully-named older version. I think this might finally be the one, but I'm also the most indecisive person alive.
In knitting news, I cast on for Electra last night. I felt it was cruel to leave all that beautiful yarn untouched and unloved in my stash bag, so I had to do what was right. So far, it's been a fun knit. I was afraid the main color purple was a little bright, but it mellows out with the two strands of KSH Splendour mixed in. I am afraid I made it too big, though. I read a few other bloggers complain the vest runs a little snug and I even tried using a calculator (normal for most knitters, but quite a feat for me) to see how large it would be relative to some of my other sweaters and it also looked small, so I cast on for a size larger than normal. It's looking a little giant, though, so I cast off two stiches on either side to make my normal size. Probably a knitting no-no, but I hate frogging if I don't have to and I'll just tuck them in while seaming. This is what she looks like now. Not much to show, but I'm being super slow and careful so I don't lose any of the three strands I'm knitting together. And, I'm just a slow knitter, I think. And yes, that's a toilet paper roll. How classy am I?
Right now, I just have that going as well as my Dad's Sharfik, which is working out to be a good T knit. We'll see when it starts getting longer. Oh, and I still have to sew 28 buttons onto my Spencer Gloves. I'm saving that.