Sunday, September 16, 2007

8 stitch socks are finished!

I have finished the socks for me! I did the same ribbing on the leg and top of the foot but on this sock I stopped at the toe decreases. I like it better than the first sock I did and it was much easier to just concentrate on the decreases instead of the ribbing AND decreases. I did the 3 needle bind off as well. I promise the next pair I'll try harder to do the kitchener. I have quite a bit of yarn left, hmmmm what to do.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Kid and Camera

Do you ever find odd things on your camera that you're sure you didn't take?

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

First Day of School

Oh my - We have a 7th grader and a 10th grader in the house!

Please forgive the pictures, they were impatient and hate this first day of school photo tradition of mine.

Monday, September 03, 2007

One down and one to go...

I finished the first sock of a pair of socks for me. I used the new Ann Budd book "Getting Started Knitting Socks" and her 8 stitches per inch pattern. I used Trekking XXL yarn and a size 2 US set of Bamboo DPN needles.The first 20 rows are K2, P2 ribbing (2 inches) and then I did the leg and the top of the foot in K3, P1 ribbing. It fits well, doesn't feel loose or tight so must be perfect. I tried the kitchener join on the toe but got frustrated and gave up. The 3 needle bind off inside was fine. Then I started sewing in the ends and discovered this random floater of yarn... must have entirely skipped a needle! ARGH.