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New socks!

February 13th, 2006 (12:36 am)

current mood: confused

Yay! I have a new pair of navy blue (plain) socks! Boo, they're still a hint short. The female sibling is thinking about picking up 3 balls of yarn next time she makes socks to make full knee highs for me. I was a bit worried that they were a little short in the foot at first but they seem to be stretching out nicely (I take 22.5cm/size 6-6.5 shoes usually). Me likes hand knit socks. ^___^

As for the Knitting Olympics... the team medic has decreed that I'm not to do any serious knitting during any free time in the day time and should instead work on anything but (sic the great afghan project since it requires no brain power and I can frog (unknit) it myself). This after multiple visits during the past two days requiring frogging including one row that was redone 3 times. >_<;; Despite all the frogging, clue two has been finished (with at least one error I'm sure...). The really sad thing is that it looks like I'm knitting underwear at the moment... ^^; Eek! Unfortunately I didn't try pinning the piece so it looks like crumpled lingerie more than anything. Hopefully it'll turn out well though. I'm also seriously hoping to finish clue 3 tomorrow. Shall see. (May be too ambitious. How many gods am I planning on praying to?!?) At least I finally figured out what's happening in clue 4 for all that I'm not entirely sure how the chart goes yet.

Clue 5 is now stumping me. I think that will be clearer once I actually go to do that part though. I'm not entirely clear on casting on new stitches to work on while still being attached to clue 4, but it's for the border, so... yeah. I'm really hoping it'll be clearer once I'm there. -_-;

I think I'll read up on binding off since I'll be doing that at the end of clue 3. Clue 4 starts with binding off and picking up stitches and looks to work along the edges of the triangle rather than along the top.

...Looking at the photo of clue 2, I'm wondering if I mightn't have photo'ed the purl side?? Whoops. I seem to like the purl side of things earlier on for some strange reason. Anyhow, off to do some reading. ^_^


Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: February 13th, 2006 08:38 am (UTC)
Al!  Kitty!  by daestwen

When you mentioned the team medic, I thought you'd overdone it and hurt yourself. Now I see that it's the work going to sick bay. ^_^ I hope you're properly showering the female sibling unit with praise, gratitude and presents?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 14th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)

*laughs* I'm fine but the work... ^^; Female sibling is probably getting a bit annoyed with all the frogging but she picked up a dropped stitch for me today. ^^; I shouldn't have done any work today since my brain was completely out to lunch. -_-;

Praise... don't know about that, but definitely gratitude and presents. ^^; I'll probably be making candies/choco cake tomorrow so hopefully they'll turn out well and she'll like them as well. Choco is always a good thing. ^_^

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: February 14th, 2006 09:23 am (UTC)
chocolate by enriana on obsessiveicons

Do you know about lifelines? You thread a thin yarn through your work every so many rows (when you're uncertain, you do it more often), that way, it's easier to frog or pick up lost stitches, or fix errors.

mmmmmm… chocolate *sigh*

Posted by: Lina (chibi_plum)
Posted at: February 13th, 2006 10:00 am (UTC)

Whatcha reading? I love knitted socks too. *_* I have a couple of pairs that I tried to make.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 14th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)

*laughs* Currently most of my reading is more drooling over the pictures in A Gathering of Lace and reading up on techniques, but I'm also reading a... strange? vampire novel series by MaryJanice Davidson. They're considered "romance" novels of all things, but they're a bit... different. I definitely wouldn't consider them romance novels. o.O

Hand knit socks are so nice. I hope I'll be able to get to the point of trying to make them myself too... eventually. ^_^;

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