Wednesday, July 05, 2006

One down, one to go

That's right, last night heralded the completion of a number of socks in the toe-up sock class. And mine was the first one off! There is one more class, for those who haven't finished, troubleshooting and whatever folks want. I'm hoping I can finish my second one for next week (yes it's possible).

I'm now in need of another project! The ladies expressed interest in seeing some of my "monsters" so I might try and cook up some new ones for next week. But what I really want to do is start a sweater, in the hopes of having it done for the fall. So far Saranac is appealing to me, but I'm more than open to suggestions!

Aww, it looks so lonely! Well, maybe I'll get started on the foot tonight after work (first training shift), as I got the toes worked up last night (and without trouble this time, hurrah!). I'm really pleased with the length, they make perfect "footlets", and I'm still in love with the farrow rib!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Oh. My. God. Look at his foot, it is SO big.

For some reason this photo makes me feel like I have a really big foot... that sock looks HUGE to me. But the sock is progressing, I should have the required amount done by the class on Tuesday. I'm still not sure if the foot is too short, because despite the glory of switching to 4 needles to check the size... My heel doesn't fit through those four needles. This does not bode well.
I decided to go for the 'farrow rib', a two row pattern which doesn't require me to increase stitches for the leg. You just alternate rows of K2P1 and K1P2, gives a neat 'seeded' ribbing. And looking at this photo, I seem to have botched my last row, I guess I repeated the K2P1 row, tsk tsk.