It was a sad day yesterday at my house. Well, not really sad. There was lots of anger, yelling, and frustration.
After working on my sock ALL DAY, this is what I went to bed with:
What? Just the tip of the toe? Yes. But in all fairness, I did do the toe about 4 times. I should have "trained" for this event, because I think I'm about to be disqualified. Seriously.
The first problem is the Magic Cast On on DPN's instead of a cable needle. It's almost impossible to knit the first row.
Problem #2: The YO short row method left huge holes down the side. I tried 3 times...still holes. This is not working for me.
As I sat in front of the computer, an idea hit me! I googled short row heel and found this. So at about 11 pm, this is what I tried. And the result is what you see. I'm about halfway done with the toe. Oh yeah, I had to re-start that too. Lost track of my turns.
I had to cast on for my 2nd project before midnight. I got 1 .5 repeats done. It's a matter of fact that this scarf is so much easier than the socks.
Patons SWS on 10.5 needles. I love this yarn!! I think I'm loving wool more and more.
My plans today include knitting up to the heel at least. If I make too many more mistakes, these socks will become an afterthought...
But the yarn is lovely. I do have one problem. My needles (KnitPicks Harmony) match my yarn. How weird is that? So I need lots of light to see what I'm doing. I really like alpaca too. Need to move to the country so I can raise one.
As I was knitting my socks, my son decided to play with my ball winder. So I told him to wind my leftover cotton bits. Here's what he accomplished:
There's a few more kicking around. Nice huh? Suppose I'll have to make him his army of ninja's now.