Monday, September 3, 2007

That Darn Sock

Well, my mock cable socks are now a FO. Thank God. I love the pattern. I love the yarn. The color way rocks. These socks have confirmed that I am a process knitter. I love the feel of the yarn. It is great to see the progress. I zone out. ADD kicks in when I’m knitting. This pattern was a simple one where I was stretching myself away from the k2p2. The pattern repeats every 4 rows. If it had not been for the beaded row counter I could never have finished. As an example when I got to the toe, Wahoo, I’m almost done. Instead of starting the toe decreases I knit along. I was 4 rows gone when I realized that I should have been decreasing! So ribbit I go. 4th pair down! I could never do Summer of Socks, have you seen what Wendy knits and designs! This gal is remarkable.
OK, another FO, so I go back to my Lots of Choices top. I picked up to complete the V neck side (right in the picture).I think I'm ready to bind off. But before I do I fold it in half. See the problem. Look closely. The V neck side is longer than the round neck side. What is a girl to do? I have no idea if I screwed up this side or the other, I don't think I did. The V neck looks right. I'll check my measurement per the pattern. Then I am going to start the other half and see what happens. Now that I have socks out of my system I can finish this part this week. Then I will know what to do to fix the pink side. I'll keep you posted.

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Cool socks! Very nice!

moosie said...

Hello, thanks for all the awesome comments on my blog, I have yet to make a pair of socks! small yarn, tiny needles and having to do it twice scares me! - marcie

KnitNana said...

Your socks are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you this weekend at the cat show!
(Beautiful kitty, btw...!)
(((hugs)))

rmj318 said...

I love the top that you're knitting; can't wait to see it when you're finished!!

Chris

Donna said...

Your socks are terrific. Nicely finished too. Great job....

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Channon said...

Beautiful socks! Thanks for alerting me. The Hummingbird is lovely, all knitted up.

Teri S. said...

Hey there...I have exactly the same problem with my Lots-of-Choices Top! I think there's an error in the pattern, although there's no correction on the Errata page on Knitting Universe. I had someone take a look at the pattern and the problem and she thought that the V-neck should be a double decrease instead of a single decrease. What size are you knitting?

KSee said...

I'm knitting the largest size. The V neck side looks better to me. It will be interesting to see how the other side turns out starting with the v neck. I'm also going to "attempt" a change with this pattern in putting a button band on. I'm working on it now so I hope to have more done by end of this week