Sunday, March 16, 2008

Moving on...
I think that moving on is good in so many ways. It's a journey that involves choices both in one's personal life, professional life and hobbies.

On the road to educating myself in knitting, I have set mini goals. Last year one of those goals was to learn how to knit socks. I tried the Magic Loop. I failed because I missed a class and I really didn't get that spark that would carry my interest on further. I wanted to learn how to make socks so I tried a second time. I learned how to knit on dpns. Low and behold, it stuck! I have enjoyed learning how to make socks. They are a pretty quick project that I can work in both warm and cold weather. My wool socks are so comforting when I get out of heels at the end of a day. They are soft and cushy.

So now that I have mastered a few things about socks, it's time to move on to plan B where socks are concerned. I love my beginners pattern, but ti's time to take a chance. My taking chances are baby steps, but I did do it and it's been going well so far.

This is my first venture into knitting outside my sock "comfort" zone. I was thumbing through this book and found a pattern that would fit into my 72 stitch requirement for my foot. I also looked in this book and found that one of their patterns matches the pattern for these socks.

I have been trying to get these socks done as quickly as I started them, but hit a snag when I ran out of reinforcement thread. I was in here last night and have gotten my thread and hopefully soon will finish my socks.

I am pretty close to getting my newest pair done. I was going full guns on these and then I noticed that my socks were getting skinny. Well, after further inspection I noticed that when I did the gusset, I forgot one repeat row and that my the foot of my sock at K2P2 pattern. The pattern should have been Row 1-k2p2, Row 2-k every stitch. So the leg of the sock is the correct pattern, but the foot is different. I was a bit put out with myself, but when I tried the sock on, I thought it fit nicely. I will know better after they are done.

Feeling really inspired to strike out a try something new I cast on another pair of socks knowing that the first pair is very close to being done. Here is the next pair wanna be. It's Opal. I wanted some fun socks so I picked a red reinforcement thread/yarn to give it a little more color. I can't find the label to tell you the colorway, but when I find it, I will let you know. I purchased this yarn from The Haus of Yarn in Nashville at Christmas.

I am in the process of taking another class and will talk about that in a later post. Hopefully I will stay healthy long enough to get all of these things done.


Wool Winder said...

As long as it fits, I'd go with the difference in stitch pattern as a design element. Looks good to me.

vlb5757 said...

I decided not to rip anything out. I am hoping that they will hug my leg and won't scoot down. I think it looks neat, but I need to pay more attention!