Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Three Socks and an OOPS!

I have been knitting lately, but I have been way too busy to post about it. I finished my blue socks a long time ago, but just now have gotten around to getting a picture.

blue socks

This picture was taken after I wore them and you can see how far the tops of the socks have stretched. I am thinking about trying to shrink them just a little. When I wear them they tend to rotate around my foot. But for my first try at socks they aren't too bad, and they do keep my feet warm. I think I used some variation of Opal sock yarn and the pattern was the basic pattern out of Nancy Bush's Folk Socks.

The next socks I made for a Christmas present for my mom. I didn't finish them in time, so I just wrapped up one. but I did finish the other one before I finished my visit with her. These were done in Mission Field's 1928 Superwash Wool. I wish I would have done the toes and heels in a different color, but I didn't think about it until it was too late. I used Wendy's toe up sock pattern.

mom's socks

I used a little over a ball and a half on these. Instead of returning the yarn ball I had not broken into, I went back and got a contrasting color to do a pair for myself! But they will have to wait for a while. I think mom will enjoy these. They have a tile floor in the family room, so her feet get cold.

I have succumbed to peer pressure! I started a pair of Jaywalkers. I started using the Cherry Tree Hill yarn I bought a while back for a pair of stockinette stitch socks, but the colors were starting to pool and stockinette was so boring! So I adjusted the pattern for my gauge and into toe up socks. I've only gotten this far, but so far I love the pattern.


I just hope that my futzing with the pattern doesn't screw something up.

While driving back and forth from the Wisconsin Dells I managed to finish Shedir, but it was way too long. I had left out one repeat of the pattern, but it looked like I needed to leave out another one. Well, I was tired of ripping back and having to go through those decreases all over again. So I decided to rip up, from the cast on edge. Those of you who have been knitting for longer than I have realize what a stupid thing that was for me to do. Well this was what I ended up with.


So I have started over again. It is a good think I like this pattern! I think this picture is the most accurate one I have of the color of this yarn. In fact, my mom likes the color so much she wants me to make an afghan out of it for her. We have picked out the pattern and I'm doing the swatching for it right now. I'm a little nervous about it because I have never done something this big, and I want it to turn out very nice. It is for my mom.


  1. Anonymous4:32 PM

    The socks all look great! If you find that the ribbing is loose run a round or two or three of elastic thread around the inside. It will pull the ribbing in as little or as much as you want.
    Good Luck with the afghan. I have knit baby blankets and crocheted afghans. They are time consuming but make a wonderful heirloom.

  2. Is that your puppy? Such a sweetie. Our neightbor had one they called Prissy, she was full of energy.
    Thanks for the Tilt comment, yes it did send me over the edge!!! But it's a good fall.