Showing posts with label socks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label socks. Show all posts

Friday, July 22, 2011

One sock

A sock is done!

I started this when I thought I had lost my grey sock... which has been found and newly ignored! This sock went to NYC and Turkey Point, while the grey one sits alone in a bag.

Now the question is: do I knit the second one of these, or go back to the grey one?

I'm thinking grey, but also I'm thinking that I shall ignore all socks for a moment and get back to my denim pullover!

It's stinkin' hot here, and that's all I have to say about that!

Monday, June 13, 2011

See you in a week or so

We are off to the Big Apple Tuesday for some fun and frivolity. I don't think anyone else wants to see this (especially since seeing it involves either spending hundreds of dollars or lucking into some rush tickets and still spending quite a bit of money)  but I wonder if I can convince them.

If not, I'm sure we'll find something else to do!

And now a sad story: I can't find my sock-in-progress! I recall sitting in a coffee shop near Arthur's school on a hot day, knitting my sock. Did I leave it there? Did I go from the coffee shop to the school, and leave it there? Did I bring it home, either leaving it on the subway or ... losing it in my house??

Most worrisome is the loss of the pattern! My wonderful Paton's sock book (on Ravelry)!

Luckily I have other sock patterns, and have started a travelling sock to take with me.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

About these socks

I have been carrying on for some time about these Embossed Leaves socks. I started them last summer, thinking I would make them for my mom, but I was seduced by this dark and mysterious yarn, when I should have chosen some nice limey, minty, bright green (all Ravelry links). I soon came to my senses, a bit, and made my mom bright pink socks instead, and these have been hanging around since then.

I like the yarn, but it seems a bit much to knit this pattern in this dark, dark, slightly fuzzy yarn. You can't really see the leaves, so why not just knit plain socks? 

Or some lacy shawl -- because we all need 17 million shawls!

I also have some teeny reservations about the pattern. I usually make socks for Arthur, and I usually use 2.25 mm needles, or even 2 mm, on 72 stitches. These are only 64 stitches on 2.75 mm needles. Are these going to Arthur; should I give them to my mom... Who will wear them and how big should they be? The length is, of course, adjustable, but it would be awkward to finish in the wrong place on the leaf!

So, what to do? I figure these are my choices:
  1. Frog, with no idea what to do with the yarn right now. Put the yarn away and get on with life.
  2. Keep going. Just knit the damn socks.
  3. Frog, decide to make something different with the yarn, and jump right in.
  4. Turn them into mitts or some crazy-pants scheme like that.
Looks to me like I am going with #1. But of course, since I don't have a new plan for the yarn, perhaps I should just take them off my To Do list and leave them as is. You never know what I will think next time I look at them! 


I did already start my March/April socks: an old (or should I say, vintage) pattern called Cable and Bar. It's a 6-row repeat, but one row is very plain, one row has the cable and the cute P1, sl 1 pattern, and the other 4 are all the same, pretty plain and a bit of ribbing. I am not sure how long the colour stripe will stay on the P1 sl 1 row, but it looks good when it does!

I got a few rows done on the black shawl the other day, while playing Scrabble and riding the bus. The rows are getting really long, yet they still have to get quite a bit longer! I am keen to see how this thing is going to work out!

Oh, if I have one less pair of socks to worry about, I will feel much better!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sweater and sock knitting

Now, I know that I have knit two whole things thus far: a square and the last bit of a pair of socks. But, really, how is the Noro cardigan coming?

It is coming along fine. I've stopped knitting both fronts at once, since I spent as much time figuring out which-way-to-go-on-what-piece as I did knitting, or at least it felt like it!

When I just have one of those little rows to do at a time, it zips right along. So one day I knit on one side, and one day I knit on the next, and I know how many pattern repeats I need to do before I start the armhole and neck shaping. So, all is well.

The camera battery died right after this picture, so you will have to wait to see another one with the bottom edges uncurled!

If only my hands were silky smooth, instead of winter rough! My nails are not perfect and the skin on my fingertips is rough in places. I feel like Scarlet O'Hara after working in the fields. Whatev'. I find that a spot of hand lotion makes handling the yarn less troublesome. What an innovation!

I am prepared to continue with my socks. Here is the first Waving Lace sock. This yarn is so soft! Not sure on whose feet these will end up, but they are certainly fun to make!

I could tell you what my plan is for the next sweater, since I have changed my mind from whatever it was I last told you. But let's do one thing at a time, shall we? I have also decided on a shawl, for now. How about this in my leftover Noro Kureyon Sock? Several examples from Ravelry are here. We'll see how long this desire lasts, and when I will get around to it!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Done done done

Two socks, which are really pretty nearly the same size, despite what that picture looks like!

In action, with plaid pjs. ("Just stand still, I need a picture of these socks! Now, go to bed!")

I had the dangedest time getting the length of the second foot right. I think my gauge was just that tiny bit different, and although they looked like the same length, they were 10 rows different! Yes, I counted, just to make sure. It'll all work out in the wash, as they say!

Yeah, maybe his feet are different lengths, too...