Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sock Dilemma

My last post was supposed to be a cumulative review of my projects and goals so far this year. Somehow I forgot to mention that.

So, I have completed 2 pairs of socks. I did knit a pair of mitts (fingerless gloves) so I guess that counts as mittens, right? I also made 15 dishcloths, bringing my total to 29.  And for hats, I completed 5, with a total of 12. 

Now onto the good stuff. If you remember, I cast on my March sock using Saucon Sock and the Komet pattern. I did not go down a needle size (the pattern calls for size 1). I knit the cuff and a few rows of the pattern. At knit night, I decided I did not like the bagginess of the sock.  I like my socks snug and not falling down. So after some confusing conversation with Vicki, I decided to use a  different yarn for that pattern.

Not that Vicki was confusing, LOL. She told me how to convert the pattern to what would work for my foot.  And she explained it well, although I felt I was in an advanced calculus class.

Anyway, I frogged the Komet socks. I found a nice cowl pattern on Ravelry that called for fingering weight yarn. I cast on for that today and this is what I have so far:


I would have been farther, but I had to cast on a few times. You know, not enough yarn. I was at 92 stitches and had about half an inch of yarn left. Oh well, it all worked out in the end.

So here’s my new March socks:


Pretty, huh? It’s the Chevron pattern in the book Sensational Knitted Socks. I used a size 2 needle and cast on 52 stitches. I had to add two more stitches to the pattern. But I know 52 on size 2 works for me. So I’ll stick with that. This pattern is surprisingly fast. I only cast on last night and this is how far I got today.

What is that yarn, you ask?


Premiere sock weight. Yep, that’s Deborah Norville from Inside Edition. This yarn is amazingly soft and nice to knit with. It’s on sale this week. I need to get some more before Saturday. The color I have is Paprika.


These are my February mittens. It’s Sensations Glorianna. And sadly, my Joann’s no longer carries it. What shall I do with the rest of the skein?

Well, that’s about it for today.

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1 comment:

Aunt Kathy said...

maybe you can use the left over yarn and make some mini socks or mittens or hats etc. You know get a head start on little mini gifts

I love the looks of the Chevron pattern too, I am still looking for the perfect pattern for me to get back into knitting socks again