Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Finished Sock

I failed to inform you of my sock triumph. I completed the first one two Saturdays ago, and it fits! It's made on needles that are too big to make a dense gauge, but nonetheless, a completed sock.

The gusset (heel)

The toe (this will get better, but I conquered the kitchener stitch)

Done! Now, to block it and make a second...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dottie's "Helping" Tonight

I made it around the bend!

The heel wasn't actually that hard, but picking up the stitches was a little tricky. I do have quite a few knit/purl mistakes throughout the sock, but WOW! I made it through the toughest part, and now I've got a fun little sock puppet with scary pointy teeth!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

All that sock!

The woman at Nha Trang (yum yum Vietnamese food in Lincoln) was impressed as I worked on my sock while waiting for my take-out.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Do Something Cool

We make things. And they are cool.

I'm currently buried in lots of knitting. Today, I got some sock yarn for my birthday. I've never made socks, or used double-pointed needles, so I started a practice pair this afternoon.

I worked the first 1 1/2 inches in a knit1, purl1 rib, and now I'm working the main part of the sock in a k3, p1 ribbing. This sock matches my cat.

Progress so far:

Other knitting projects, currently:

A bright blue scarf (Manos del Uruguay yarn, French Blue #60) started at San Francisco Int'l Airport on a 2-hour delay, without enough yarn to finish it.

A cardigan that I haven't gotten the gauge right for, partly because I need to try the needles that are currently occupied with said scarf.

The beautiful striped tube/sweater/skirt/top/who knows in the round that I started years ago and don't know how I'll finish.