I am still trudging along with the feather & fan socks...ok well I am when I get a chance to. I have been busy with school work so I haven't really been focusing on them. They are going great though, and I am just at the point where I will be turning the heel.
Also, when I go to one of my classes (a nearly 3 hour one on Monday evenings) I tend to bring a small project along so that I can knit some before class (I am there about 15 mins early) and during the 15 minute break that we get. With this, I had been working on a simple garter stitch scarf, but last week I was working on the second of the socks from the pictures in the previous post. Since I find it distracting there with quite a few students (nearly 50) I didn't want to take the feather and fan because I didn't want to mess up. So, I started a new pair of children's socks in the same simple easy pattern I've been using all along. I am only on the cuff of it so far, and didn't get much accomplished on it last night.
And, it just wouldn't be me if I didn't have something else on the needles to go along with the socks! So, I have started a children's cardigan sweater from the January issue of Creative Knitting. It's the Let's Party Cardi on page 72. I went to the site but they are only showing the current issue and I couldn't find anywhere to link to any previous issues.
Anyway, I don't have a lot done, but so far it's an easy pattern. When I made my practice swatch, I tried different size needles to get the right gauge. I used the size that the yarn called for and it did match up. However, now that I've got enough of it started that I refuse to frog it and start over (I'm a little stubborn that way) I measured again and I am about 1/2 an inch shorter! Sheesh!!!! I am wondering if I made the front a quarter inch bigger on each side if that would make up for it...but I think that would throw that part off. My only other thought was to add a quarter inch garter stitch up each side. I thought that might not make much difference because that would be the area that would get sewn up and be the seam right? If I keep it the way it is going, and keep the front and the sleeves the same (assuming all will be half an inch shorter like the back is) it won't have the right fit will it? It is supposed to be a size 4 (it's a children's sweater), so would it then maybe fit a size 3? Or will it just be a waste? Keep in mind, I don't want to frog...is my best option to add the quarter inch to each side (by picking up the and knitting like I would if I were adding a border with the stitches going the different way - which is fine because there is a border where you do this on the front using a different colour...if you have the magazine you can see what I mean, providing I am explaining this right).
Anyway, this is what I've been up to when I haven't been doing papers and stuff for school. I'm glad there is only just a bit more than a month left of school, then I don't have to worry about getting papers done and studying, etc.
Oh, and also, I got a bit of good news this week. Last month I applied for the Bachelor of Education degree, and I have been granted an interview for it! I am that much closer to getting accepted. Just because you apply, does not mean that you are granted the opportunity for an interview. So, I have my interview on April 24. I am excited, but of course nervous as well. But, I don't have to worry about that for a little while, so I won't. I'll just do what I can to prepare for it by talking to some of the education students I know and see what I should expect and what kind of questions they are likely to ask.