Friday, May 23, 2008

Return of The Blob

It's back -- the sweater masquerading as the Blob:

There are two circular needles and two dpns in that pile of wool. It's officially reached that stage where it's too cumbersome to move around, so it will stay on this couch until it's done.

The good news is that it should be done in a matter of hours! I'm halfway through the second saddle shoulder, and then all that's left is the back "saddle," the neckband, grafting the underarms, and weaving in a few ends. With any luck, I'll finish the knitting today and be able to block it this weekend (just in time to pack it away for the movers!).

I feel guilty showing you nothing but drab gray stockinette, so here's a little color, the Jaywalker I finished yesterday.

This is self-striping Regia; I'd forgotten how unpleasant it is to work with -- just too rough and scratchy. But I know it does soften up upon washing, and it wears like iron, so these will be good socks.

Look for a finished Seamless Hybrid post in the next couple of days, and have a great holiday weekend!


  1. Happy Packing and Moving!

  2. Yay for finishing soon! Not so much for packing and moving.

    Three socks! Great idea. Of course that's what you had in mind.

  3. That Jaywalker is so pretty! I've had a pair of Regia socks wipping about in my pusre for about a year, as my emergency knitting project and it's not very soft. Good to know it improves in the wash! You know, in case I ever finish them. :P

  4. You'll have that Jaywalker forever. :) Does that make it worth it? It sure is pretty.

    Yay for almost being done with the blob! What colorful projects do you have in mind to follow?

  5. I agree that the Regia isn't a pleasure to work with, but I am glad that it wears well, because earlier today I found my husband walking outside in them with no shoes on. Bad boy!!