Can you tell I’ve got about a thousand other things to do? Yeah, that’s why I decided yesterday was the day I would knit many, many micro mountains. And pretend I could make the semester go away.
It didn’t work. The semester is still here, but now I’ve got some happy little mountains to line up on my bookcase.
I experimented a bit with different sock yarns and different needle sizes (from US0 to US2) and have to say: the recommended yarn (koigu) really works best. It probably wouldn’t have to be koigu; I imagine any tightly spun fingering weight would do (I also liked the cherry tree hill supersock). Other, less tightly spun yarns sometimes produced a slightly floppy mountain. Never good.
Super cute, super fast, super fun. What more could you want from a pattern? They are highly addicitive. Also, you bet I’ll be passing these out as gifts.
In other knitting news, I finally sewed on the pockets:
Idlewood is done! Thanks to Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters, I figured out how to do it correctly (guide threads! who knew?), sat down one evening and finished it up. It was a lot of mattress stitch, but well worth it: neat, secure, and completely cute. It snowed this morning (scattered flurries predicted for today) and tomorrow is supposed to be wintry, which sounds like a perfect recipe for some wooly handknits.
Which might be why I’m dreaming of a new handknit cardigan? Ah, to have more time.