Friday, June 23, 2006

My first sock

ignore the pale white leg and admire the sock. I frogged the toe and re-did it because the first toe was shaped like _| |_ now it is more like | \ which is more like my foot as I have a really long toes.

Anyway for a first sock I am pretty pleased with it although I already know some changes I will make to the next pair. I think by pair 4 or 5 I should have figured out what I like.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

sock progress

Well, I am up to the toe on my first sock and my toe class is Wed. so I put that sock on some smaller needles (since I don't have any stitch keepers yet) and started another pair on the longer needles - What a difference in the yarns - the Regia Strato Color is very splitty to me.

It is a little hard to see the second little cuff so I put it on the pillow because when it was on the chair it just about disappeared -- The colors are off a bit the chair is a darker blue and the little pillow is navy blue and the new sock cuff is deep gray, light gray, beige - I think it was the flash bleaching the colors out a bit.

Socks may be my summer knitting since you can knit without having anything draping over your lap - that will be grand in 90 degree weather with 80% humidity and no air conditioning. So by fall maybe I will have a nice sock wardrobe!

Friday, June 09, 2006

My First Sock

This is the night of my class before I made my mistake of purling away for a whole row -- and to think I used to hate purling.....

sorry this second picture is so dark - nothing seems to be working for me today --- this is today after I tinked back 12 rows and redid them. Also Sorry about the bright flash in the computer screen but it was the only place I could put the sock cuff as my house is in major disarray - more than usual that is. Cleaning and moving and rearranging for the new chair delivery on Tuesday and smoking a dozen blue fish for the fire department clam bake next week - so no kitchen counter space free yet and no space in the living room free.