Saturday, October 22, 2005

krazy socks

Well, despite not doing much knitting, I have managed to finish my third pair of socks (ever)! They are knit on 3mm needles from Patons Kroy Socks Stripes in Krazy Stripes. I didn't follow a particular pattern, but I used a short row heel.


from the side


from above

The one thing I would change next time would be the toe. I didn't think to do some decreases when I switched from ribbing to stockinette, to I have two corners. Lessons learned.


toes

I have already cast on for a new sock. Since, I've got this cuff down thing figured out, I tried the Turkish cast on for toe up socks. The first couple rows were a little tight, but its going well now. I'm using Knitpicks Sock Garden in Daffodil. And, I knit the cuff cables for Samus on the trip last weekend, so I've been working slowly on knitting up from there.

In other news, I've finally started giving family and friends my blog address. I waited because I wasn't sure it was going to stick this time (I had a blog when I was overseas and then stopped posting when I got busy. I didn't want to mislead them again.) At a couple month of regular posts, I think its time, since many complain that I never tell them what's going on in my life.

2 comments:

JoVE said...

They look good. The sock I was knitting on the trip got ripped out -- too baggy when tried on by the brother of the intended recipient. And I think I should try knitting with sock yarn that will use 3mm needles. I'm using 2.25 at the moment which is slow for grown-up wide feet socks.

Kit said...

Those socks are so cute - the "corners" make them look like little froggy feet, especially in those blue/green stripes. Froggy socks!

Of course, that could be the cold medication talking... I am SO sick today. Froggy feet!