Last week I showed a new Phydlbitz Sock collection. I was not pleased with #875-876. They were supposed to be Black Spotted and Black Solid. The Solid came up in varying shades of deepest charcoal, and the Spotted black dots bled out to make rusty brown marks around the black. Plus part of the Spotted came out with a shadow of a hint of a suggestion of green in some areas. I was not happy with them as something I could show with the rest of the collection for sale. So I claimed them for myself.
Now, my question is: What do I do with these? I’m thinking of a scarf in a simple stripe pattern, changing balls every two rounds, knit in the round. Or doing spiraling stripes in two-color stranded work, but even on a size 5 that would end up a rather heavy scarf, and wouldn’t yield as long a scarf, since I’d be using both strands simultaneously.
I’m not experienced with entrelac, although it would be an interesting harlequin pattern.
I need something simple and both easy to do AND easy to put down quickly — I’m thinking of a take-along project for all these clinic visits that I have to do to in order to sort out what’s going on with my body. If I have to be in clinic waiting around, I might as well occupy my hands and mind instead of stressing what else this or that doctor will announce. Like, for example, I knew I had some issues going on, but when the endocrinologist said, “You’ve been so sick for so long….” it pretty much set the tone for future doctor visits. (I knew I was having issues, I did not think I was “sick”, but apparently I am.) Next comes the urologist, the CT chest scan for cancer, and the colonoscopy. Not a fun time in my life, for sure — feeling bad in my body and not having sufficient answers for all of it. Other than out-of-control diabetes (which I AM bringing under control now, so yaayyyy for that), there are other issues going on.
So, anyway, I need a project to work on during clinic visits. Any ideas for what might be done with these? I DO like the idea of a solid/spotted combination, just not finding a project I really really want to do, y’know?