|January is the month of the sock
||[Jan. 25th, 2005|02:18 pm]
A sock for me!
A sock for Dan!
( More sock picsCollapse )
Two pairs of socks done. Really, actually done, not just cast off with ends hanging loose. Dan's are still a bit big, so I'm hoping to use hot water and/or steam to shrink them down to size, using Dan's feet to block them. I can get him to sit still if we watch Soprano's or DS9.
Dan's are made from DGB Confetti, colour 2408 from this pattern, at 7.5 st/" on size 1.5. Next time I use this pattern I would size down a bit and make the heel flap longer.
Mine are made from Opal sock yarn. I can't find the ball band right now. 8 st/", size 1.5 needles from this pattern. I added five more rows to the foot. An almost perfect fit.
What I learned:
-I finally learned how to M1 between the gusset pickup stitches and the instep properly by the fourth sock.
-All the parts of socks: cuff, leg, heel flap, turn heel, gusset, foot and toe.
-Kitchener graft! A very good movie for that at Knitting at Knoon.
-That my ankles are 8.5" and I should make 8" socks, that Dan's ankles are 11" and I should make him 10" socks.
-That real wool is both pretty and soft.
-That stitches like to fall off the ends of dpns.
-That people on the bus are fascinated by people knitting.
-That self-patterning sock yarn is mesmerizing.
Tracking numbers are fun! My yarn arrived in Richmond this morning. It will be here soon. Yay! I want it, even though I'm not going to be knitting with it for a while. January is sock month, as well as Kim and Ari's birthday presents month. February is Fix-a-thon with Blue Blog Alison and group. A lot of half made projects are getting re-evaluated and most are getting restarted. February is also Finishing Month. There are too many projects standing at 95% completion, taking up space. A spring raglan might be on the way during that time, but we'll see. I have a lot to fix and finish by summer! I'm hoping to be done with my past projects by then so I can knit a summer tank or two and get on to knitting Rogue for fall and Snowflake for winter.
Lunch now and Hitler's rise to power!