Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Obligatory Knitting Content

Although this blog may not have reflected it recently... I do still knit.

Here are some socks I've been working on.
This is only my third attempt at magic loop. I tried starting a pair toe-up but was having problems so I frogged them, and started these cuff down.
These socks started out pretty good. I have a generic cuff down pattern and just did 2x2 ribbing for the cuff. Unfortunately I left the pattern at knit night several weeks ago, and through one thing and another haven't been able to get it back yet. I've totally winged it for the heel & gusset. In the process of turning the heel though, I got the feet all turned around on the needles. I can't describe it and unfortunately didn't take a picture. It wasn't a huge problem, but I had to pay a lot attention to where I was doing the gusset decreases.... and I totally lost which ones were supposed to be SSKs and which ones were supposed to be K2tog. Oh well, I just did K2togs and called it good.
Ultimately I was able to make it to knit night and M. helped me get them all straightened out. We put them on two circulars and then I just needed to knit them back onto the magic loop. Things were going well, until I started talking. Somehow I managed to get the loop into a figure eight - completely in a knot. It's a specialty of mine - I call it the black-magic loop. Ah well, I threw caution to the wind and pulled the entire sock off the needles & put it back on the right way. I didn't even drop any stitches!
So they're back on the needles, all the stitches are where they're supposed to be (more or less), the gusset is done, and it won't be long until I get to the toes. In fact... aren't you supposed to start those 2 inches ahead of time? I might actually need to start those now.
One of these days I'm going to make a normal pair of socks!!


Bezzie said...

And suddenly I remember why I don't dink with circs and sock knitting! I dig that yarn though.

Magatha said...

They're awfully pretty for all the trouble. I just tried a new cast on for socks last night. I hope it works out in the end as it was much simpler than what I usually do.

Rebel said...

bezzie - I dig the yarn too!

Magatha - they are awfully pretty - thanks for the yarn. I might even get two pairs out of it. (yay tiny feet!). Hope you like your new cast-on... there's like no end to how many ways you can knit a pair of socks!

Michael5000 said...

She was actually knitting on those socks -- at a quilt guild meeting. They don't call her "Rebel" for nothin'.

Zonda said...

Hehe..knitting at quilt guild, perfect ;) Sorry to hear of your woes (sounds like me in a lot of things) but they are going to be cool, love those colors!