April 05, 2007
Koolaid Socks Done and Gras Socks Started
Socks in Birkenstocks on what passes for lawn at my house. My fifth pair, the are the same size, just being comfortable having forgotton to pull them up before taking the picture. I was distracted by Pepper who supervised the photo process:
Yarn and pattern info here, but I changed it again, taking out the picot hem and putting a row of purl followed by some K2 P1 ribbing with a sewn bindoff. I do like the way the heel fits and looks like a traditional flap heal, albeit knit upside down. This was my first attempt at a sock self portrait. Fortunately, no one asked me why I was standing on my head (figuratively) taking pictures of my feet in the front yard. My choice of location was easy: the extension cord for the lawn mower was there so I didn't have to find batteries for the camera!
The next socks on my needles are Jaywalkers knit with Austermann Step in Gras. I'm thinking about taking their pics on the grass too, just to see if they are really grass colored! Here's a quick and dirty scan. I've knit the ripple section 5 times so far, and I think this version is the keeper. I added 2 stitches to each segment of the ripple and am using a larger needle. Most of the time I knit the pattern right (two of the froggings were for goofing up the pattern!). The most common mistake I make is forgetting to pass the 2 slipped stitches over, but when I get there again, the stitches are twisted and it feels wrong, so I pass them before slipping this row's stitches. Seems to be working out OK.
Ta ta for now!