Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's a new record for me

My picot edge socks are done and I'm really happy with them. It usually takes me forever to knit socks but I had lots of knitting time on vacation and things made more sense to me this time. I may end up being a sock knitter after all. :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Found my way to...

Hey Everyone!
Thought I better make my presence known.
Sox have me perplexed!!!
Mary & Lynn can't believe how loosey-goosey my gauge is.
First pair of sox ended up like Beth's tale. My sweet hubby
loves them anyway! So I'm gonna try the picot-edge w/worsted
weight on 1's. Will keep all posted.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

picot edge sock love

how are ya'll coming along-really like the way the picot edge is constructed, mary and karen remember the last one's we tried? i'm also enjoying the way this colorway is knitting up-i'm using koigu painter's pallette premium KPM111 is the colorway-think it needs a real name!great sock yarn.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

lydia suggests a book (or 2).

first time posting, not sure how this will work, but here goes. right now i'm reading edward rutherford's "new york", which I am LOVING- have read all his other works, and he doesn't disappoint. if you've been to NYC you really "see" what he's writing about. also reading "the girl with the dragon tattoo" steig larrson-really good, and love his description of the swedish villages. i'm also in the library queue to get jaqueline winspear's newest-the mapping of love and death. one other book that has been languishing on my nightstand is diana gabaldon's "echo in the bone"-love her books are so long and detailed-it's great vacation reading. oh so many books so little time.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Story of a Knitter and the Three Socks

Once upon a time there was a knitter who was fairly new to the Land of Sock Knitting. It was not a scary place but many things seemed unfamiliar. Everything was knit on small needles and there were many decisions to make: toe up, cuff down, heel flaps, short row heels, and so on. But to make up for all the tiny knitting and all the thinking that needed to be done, there was yarn. Soft yarn. Beautiful yarn in wonderful colors. Yarn that begged to be knit into lovely things. It made the Land of Sock Knitting a very attractive place.

One day, some friends invited the knitter to knit with them. So the knitter started out to meet her friends and came across a pretty cottage. She knocked on the door and when nobody answered, she walked right in. There on the table was a ball of yarn, some tiny needles, and a pattern for picot edge socks. The knitter had tried these socks before but the cast on was too small. She wouldn't make that mistake again.

She settled herself into a chair and cast on again. She decided to make a few changes to be sure the sock wasn't too small. She cast on 72 stitches instead of 64, she used a stretchier cast on, and she happened to be using different needles. She knit and she knit and she knit. Finally, after about 12 rows, she tried on the sock. This one was too big!

The knitter was very tired by this time so she went upstairs to rest. When she woke up, she was going to try again with 64 stitches and the hope that this sock would be just right.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Looks great with jeans!

Mary & Karen on Mary's deck, Wednesday evening

Yep, our current socks are looking great with jeans! and two more things:

1. I think Lynn is the only one of us who can knit a pair of socks in a month. Since this whole thing is supposed to be fun, not stressful, should we "relax" our schedule and think about a new pair every other month? We can do the picot edge for July (and those of us who want can participate in the CoC KAL toe-up socks in August) and then pick new patterns for September, November, etc....

2. Would someone else please chime in with a post or a comment? please?!