Knitting E-scape

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

All about Socks!


The start of a new pair...

My faith is weak. This is 2x2 rib on size 1. Started on size 1.5, switched after 5 rounds. My swatch gave me 9 st/inch. So I cast on "according to the book". I consider this practice: my sockapal-2-za pal prefers a looser fit at the calf, so I'm trying a less binding type rib. But they look like they will be way to large. It's cotton, like I posted previously. Will it shrink??
These are for me; will they be "slouch" socks? I already ripped them out once yesterday. I hate to rip socks...so I am wavering, not believing that they will be fine, but not wanting to rip. If they are 4 inches long, the frogging will be more painful. What's a girl to do??
Since it's looking like I will be late to work if I keep this up, I have no choice but to let them stew for a day or so...To be continued.

2 Comments:

  • Hi there,
    I'm so sorry that I haven't posted a comment on your blog in awhile! I promise that I didn't forget about you. It's been a bad couple of weeks.
    Your blog looks great by the way. Purple splendor sock, socks number two, sock yarn galore, teddy bear sweater, oh everything is fantastic!

    By Anonymous Laura, At 9:08 PM  

  • Beautiful color, dear sister!! There's no way around it, we have to play w/our yarn/patterns/gauge, i.e. practice until we get the result we want. But, what I like, is the process. I think I told you that if you check out a Harvard Med school study re knitting vs. Yoga, you'll find the study proves that the knitting process has been proved to provide the "zone" experience possible w/Yoga.

    My doc hubby sees a lot of patients w/Yoga injuries. I've got a Yoga video or two, but have found that I could easily strain/hurt something, so I stopped. Now I have an excuse? Knitting is my Yoga? I enjoy the rhythmic knittiing process (even when I've got a goober to fix that interrupts it).

    I first knit socks using worsted weight yarn so I could see what I was doing w/my 1st DP needle project. That worked (they are quicker than using sock yarn which I'm now doing), but just as I dislike to come to the end of a really good book, I'm finding that I feel a bit the same way about the pair of Regia self-stripe sock yarn I'm knnitting on sz. #1 DP. Am I odd or what?

    TO Laura: I so enjoy reading your blog. I love it that you are doing the Premie projects. I think I understand that you have some health issues, but you perservere even w/"big" setbacks! I am health challenged and I'm SO THANKFUL that Barb got me started knitting again. She's also told me about her favorite blogs, including YOURS! Thanks for your inspiration!

    By Blogger Janet, At 11:22 AM  

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