Friday, January 11, 2008

Freaking Crackhead!!

I really don't know what I'm thinking half the time. I made *A* Jaywalker sock. Yes, *ONE* measly sock in my entire sock knitting history. Not a pair, *A* sock. So what do I think will be the next step? Yup, why not make up my own pattern for a pair of socks for hubby? It can't be all that hard, can it? Well, I'm thinking it will be fine, but I'll keep ya posted! I'm doing a 2x2 ribbed cuff with a mostly sockinette leg, but it has a cable running down the sides of the legs. I hope I placed the cables appropriately so they actually go down the sides of his legs and not the front & back... Not sure what kind of heel I'm gunna use, but he prefers the look of the short row heel over the heel flap. I've never done a short row heel, but I can do short rows, so I think I can wing it. And if I'm doing a short row heel I may as well figure out how to do a short row toe, right? The cable is a 4 stich cable with a one stich purl ditch. My issue (perhaps the first of many?) is that my smallest cable needle is too big, and when I try to cable w/o the needle the stiches drop & I have to crochet them back up, which is a total PITA to keep doing. I'm thinking a paperclip may work well here.

The hat & mittens for Rob are finished! Yeah!!!! I need to replace the batteries in my camera & I'll take some pix.

What else so I have in the works? I promised a Calorimity to the neighbor (she likes the one I wear to the bus stop in the mornings, so I told her I would make one for her) and being that we have nasty weather coming in I may work on that tomorrow & give it to her on Monday. I also want to make another Marsan Watchcap & give it to another neighbor. She tried on the one for Rob & it was so cute on her, so I think she needs one! And, I'm doing the Wicked KAL with Sharon from She-Knits (Check it out on Ravelry) so I have to print out the pattern, wind my yarn & swatch (GASP!!!!). Yes folks, you read that right, I'm gunna swatch for this one.

Then there's the baby to knit for! Anyone that reads Juli's blog knows that I'M GUNNA BE AN AUNT :-))) Yeah!!!!! She's due early Septmeber, so there's lots of knitting time ahead of us. I figure I'll make a few gender neutral items, that way if she winds up eventually having both genders she can re-use things, and then when we know what she's having I'll make some gender specific stuff. In either case, I plan on supplying this kid with all sorts of tie dye in addition to knitted garmets. I think I'll actually knit more stuffed animal than garments, since they'll get more use. And the tie dye is nice and quick. This is such a great excuse to buy more dyes and stamps and ink!

OK, that's it for now. I have to get back to G's sock.... He better like it or I'm poking him in the eye with my size 1 sock needle! He's SOOOO picky about what I make him, but he told me that if I just went ahead and made it he would be far less picky than he is when he's actually involved in the design process.

1 comment:

Gloria said...

so now that you finished the mittens can I borrow your needles??
You have enough yarn to do the Wicked KAL??? I don't have the pattern...
and what about the ready set knit KAL?