Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday v.30

Yay, week 30!  I am proud to say that I have yet to miss one of these little outings, even if I have little (or nothing at all) to contribute.  What does that say about me?  That I need to get a life, is what it says.  Ah well, I'm sure I will some day, right after I finish knitting (Ha!)

So here's what's up around here this week:  Yummy Mochi socks continue to progress.  And since some folks have asked - the colorway is called "Spice Market".  Anyway, I'm happy to announce that they are now "socks" instead of "sock" by virtue of this:

That, my friends is 2.5 rounds of 1x1 ribbing on size 1 needles.  It is all that exists of sock #2, but I'm still pretty happy about it, given that it means sock #1 is done done DONE.  Whee!  And sock #1 is so soft, and so squishy and so warm that I'm dying to give it a companion.  Mini Mochi as the cure for Second Sock Syndrome?  Entirely possible.

And, because I am a masochist, I went and picked up the cable lace vest (which henceforth will be known as The Vest From Hell) again and started working on it.  I've managed to start working up one of the fronts now, and it's possible this might find its way to the finish line some day.  Maybe.  I so wish I didn't hate this pattern, but my gosh.  I really do.  I hate that it requires so much thinking, and 2nd guessing, and fixing of errors (the pattern's not mine), and the writing out of lines so I can keep it all straight. Blerg.  It's character building, right?  Well, I've built about 8 rows of character in the last day or so.  Here it is, in all its poorly-lit (sorry!) glory:

The FOs that come out of this pattern are really, really pretty.  So I'll finish.  And then I'll reward myself with some squishy yarn... because it's better for me than chocolate.

And now I'm off to check out everyone else's Wednesday Progress -- there's so much lately!  It's kind of awesome.


  1. Your waxing poetic about Mini Mochi is not good at all for my yarn diet. Want Want Want!
    I'm sorry to hear about the vest (pattern) from hell. Good for you for picking it back up. What you have done looks really lovely.

  2. So happy to see you rushing forth on the second sock. I must try Mini Mochi very soon! The vest is looking great, too bad it's such a big headache of a pattern. Just take it one row at a time and eventually you'll be rewarded with a fabulous FO.

  3. If you love Mini Mochi or just Mochi in general, have you tried Knit Picks Chroma? It's a ton cheaper and in my opinion a little softer. I just got some the other day, and started instantly on one of those Noro Striped scarfs. I love it! The only thing is it goes from thick to thin a lot.

    Anyway, your vest from hell looks GREAT, even though you hate it. Just think how awesome it will be once you get to wear it. You'll forget all about how crappy it was to make.

  4. Stay strong on the vest - it looks like it will be fabulous! P.S. I've been totally sucked in by your blog.

  5. You know what? I have a sneaking suspicion that vest has a great chance of becoming one of your absolute favorite items of all time. Just keep at it in little bouts if you have to but don't give up!

  6. Spice Market ... never would have guessed that one! Thanks for sharing, I'll be on the look out for it, it really is a cool colorway!

  7. Good luck with the sweater vest -- no pain, no gain, right?