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Wrap and sock musings

I’m still fascinated about how working on one project changes the way things happen on the other. The sock just seems to go so much faster – it’s the difference between working nearly straight stockinette (plus *five* purls) over 64 stitches and lace and cables over 126 stitches. I feel like I’m zooming.

What also makes a difference is that I’ve learned Norwegian purl. Yes, I do hum the Beatles song when I do it. I’m a geek, after all. The new stitch keeps the rhythm of the stockinette going.

As for the wrap- well, it’s a good thing I’m not a perfectionist, because this is less than perfect. Fortunately, perfection is a goal, not a requirement. Most of the cables are fine, but the lace portions – well, I don’t assume they’ll block out. I just hope blocking doesn’t make them more obvious. About the only thing I can say is that I’m making less errors and I’m keeping the stitch count the same. This is because of my beloved stitch markers, of course – one repetition at a time. I’m pretty much assuming that when I wear it, most people won’t even notice the mistakes.

In other news, husband came home on Thursday night and the world was right again.

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  1. August 21, 2006 at 6:42 pm

    Ouch … I think I sprained something inside my head trying to read the directions for Norwegian Purl and visualize it without any needles or yarn in my hands to demonstrate to myself. Help … I’ve fallen down and I can’t get up.


  2. August 21, 2006 at 6:58 pm

    Yeah. I had to actually have the yarn and needles in my hands to figure it out, but once I did…

    It’s impossible to describe in words. It just is. If I had a camera, I’d take pictures, but I think my husband forgot to unpack it from his backpack.

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