Sunday, August 5, 2007

It is not true that life is one damn thing after another...

it's one damn thing over and over. Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1952)

So, I ripped out my other sock and have set it aside. I have been working on this all week. This is using Knit Picks "Felici" Hummingbird. I love this yarn. I'm using the basic sock pattern that I learned in class but measured my ankle higher up as I really like them longer. Cast on 64 sts. Did about 1.5" in k2p2, them looked all through every sock pattern I could find looking for a simple stitch pattern to give them interest. I zone out when knitting and if I do not say the stitches as I knit I just keep going along and them more times then not I have to stitch back and fix it. So, I could go on forever makeing basic k2p2 socks but really wanted to but something into the mix. This is a pattern from Schaefer Yarn Company #193 Anne Mock Cable Twist. the pattern is free. The only part I used was the pattern:
Mock Cable pattern: (Worked over 4 stitches)
Row 1: * K 2, p 2. Repeat from *
Row 2: * K 2 tog, do not remove from left needle. K the first st again. Remove both sts from left needle. P 2. Repeat from *
Row 3: * K 2, p 2. Repeat from *
Row 4: * K 2, p 2. Repeat from *

I don't think my heal will not look like this one. I used size 1. See that niffty row counter. I got that at Knit Picks also, but they do not have it listed at this time. I love gadgets. For any reason. Electronic, kitchen (I don't cook!) etc. When I was active in Stained Glasss, I tried them all. Now that I am into knitting I keep my eye out for them. After the scarfs and felted bag stage, I realized that I would need to keep track. So I invested in one of these. Then I got hi-tech and went with one of these at my LYS. I also have a couple of these. Problem with all of them I kept forgetting if I added the row. Did I click at the start or the end. Too much to think about. Then I saw these and they are perfect. The pattern in 4 row repeat. I keep in just after the 1st two stitches which are always knit. Since, I could not find the exact item I got at Knit Picks I did a search and came acrosss this site. Turtlegirls blog! and she has instructions on how we can make our own.

I was out the other morning, yes, having that damn smoke, and came across Zorro. He was at the base of a cedar tree, which is really a bird condo. He reminds me of a kid who thinks you can't see them when we play peek-a-boo.


turtlegirl76 said...

Excellent! Glad you found my tutorial! Have fun making them in every conceivable number. I did. =)

SleepyEyes said...

I love the last picture of the kitty. So sweet!

Your sock is coming out great. Don't you love the Felici yarn? I'm on my second pair of socks with it. The hummingbird colorway looks much better on your blog than on the website.

Can't wait to see the socks when they're finished!

Ian said...

Wow, that is a GREAT picture of Zorro!

Chrissy said...

I really like the mock cable. It really does make the yarn pop. As for row counting, I used to put check marks on a piece of paper, but I kept losing the paper. Now I use one of the red counters, and I only click it when I'm done the row. There have been times that I've forgotten to click after the row and I've had to go back and figure out what I did last. I'm interested to hear how you like the Turtlegirl counter. Keep up the good work on the sock!

Robin said...

Great kitty shot!!!