27 July 2006
Here are my conclusions regarding the knitting of socks.
- Once you get the hang of it, the process goes pretty quickly.
- It's a great summer knit as no heavy lap covering occurs.
- They certainly are small and portable thus make perfect subway knitting.
- Contrary to what I was told, sock knitting is not orgasm inducing. Too bad.
I have begun a second pair because the daughter (aka - the foot model) would like a pair in a more subdued colour combo. I've gone down half a needle size and cast on fewer stitches so the leg shouldn't be so baggy.
22 July 2006
18 July 2006
So, it's in the bag for a day or two.
Here are the promised photos from last Friday's gathering.
Our newest member, Melinda tries to pretend she's not being photographed. The fellow peering over her shoulder is my "admirer."
Lori, Sandy and Jackie love their work a little too much.
Kelly's attempt at an arty still life.
Now that's a shawl edge. Alas, it is Stephanie's, not mine.
15 July 2006
09 July 2006
I am no longer a sock virgin.
The daughter and I had a wonderful time at Amy's Big Leap Party. As usual, the knitters were warm and friendly so, she felt welcome. When I asked her if she wanted to go home, she replied that she was enjoying listening to everyone's conversations. What was supposed to be "We'll just drop by for twenty minutes," became two and a half hours. The new Lettuce Knit is beautiful and Amy was glowing (with pride and champagne).
So she wouldn't get too bored, I bought the daughter a ball of yarn and a pair of huge needles - the only kind she likes. She chose this gorgeous Misti Cotton. It feels like heaven. The 17% silk makes all the difference. Laura let her use the ball winder. (Now she's convinced that we need one. She may be right). Then I cast on 16 stitches for her and she started another of her big loop, garter stitch scarves. She's still at the stage in knitting where she needs to see fast results or she gets discouraged. This is just fine - all part of the process.
03 July 2006
Cosmo winced. Her question had touched an exposed nerve.
"Yes," He said coldly. "A sock."
"How was it coming along?"
"I understood him to say that he had turned the heel."
"Good. Always the testing part. Once past the heel, you're home. But except for learning that the sock was going well, you did not get much satisfaction out of him, I imagine. Not many of our clients do...."