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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy



I had already started these socks toe up. So I have only used the stitch pattern part of the pattern. My daughter doesn't care for stitch patterns on the foot. She sometimes wears slip on shoes and the patterned stitches can be a bit uncomfortable. The pattern is really simple to do and fun. Dawn said she thought it would look nice with matching fingerless gloves in the same pattern. :-P I have got to teach her to knit.

I made just one mod. Instead of doing M1 (as in a lifted increase or picking up the thread between the stitches) I did the backward loop over my thumb. Worked out fine, no holes and I find it is quicker.
The foot/heel part of the sock is done on 2.25mm needles. The leg is done on 2.50mm. I went back for to the 2.25 for the cuff as the leg seemed to be a bit loose on my victim.
I just cast on for the second sock. This is the first pair of toe up socks that actually fit her in the heel area. I don't get what is so great about toe up socks, especially if you are going to do a heel flap. You might as well make it easy on yourself and go cuff down. But hey, different things work for different people.
The second sock I will follow the pattern from the toe up. It looks like an interesting heel.
I ordered this kit to make for my daughter. She loves dolphins. The kit is sold out, so I have no idea when they will actually get made

I have a doctor's appointment on Friday. Because I just can not get out of my own way. Dawn has been walking me around the block on the theory the fresh air will wake me up. She hasn't sorted out yet, that walking equals less knitting. I come home and collapse in the chair and sleep for an hour. Prime knitting time lost :-)
I need to take a walk though everyone's blogs and catch up.

By Suzann
On Tuesday, November 14, 2006
At 11/14/2006 09:16:00 PM
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Blogger Bri McStan Says:

Your sock looks great. What is that pink yarn? I hope the doctor's appt. goes well & will be thinking of you on Friday.

Anonymous benne Says:

Suzann, those pink socks are great, but I have to say those dolphins socks are spectacular. They look very hard (can you tell I'm a non-sock knitter?)
I'll think of you on Friday, girly.

Blogger Suzann Says:

LOl the yarn is actually a rust tweed. I must need to clean the scanner.
The dolphin socks are probably hard (short row, heels and toes)Short rows hate me. And several charts. I purchased extra yarn because she has a larger foot.
But the dolphin design is just purl stitches against the ss background. But I don't expect I will be doing them and watching YouTube at the same time. My guess is they wouldn't be finished before next winter. She doesn't know I ordered the pattern.


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