They’re finished! I finished up the toe and just before I started grafting I noticed a dropped stitch. errrr! So, I un-stitched back to two rows above the drop, picked up the stitches and then carried on. The second time I made it to the end, voila! I took pictures and added my first project to Ravelry. I then took the time to add in all of my bamboo needles. I didn’t add in the metal ones Mom brought me from Grandma, since I doubt I’ll ever use them. They’re just sentimental.
Monthly Archives: August 2008
Urgh!!! I spent the majority of my knitting time last night de-tangling and winding the remainder of my sock yarn. Why or why does that always happen towards the end of a project? I’m always excited about the start of a new project that I haven’t taken the time to wind a yarn ball. Should I be making them prior to starting? Am I neglecting an important piece of the knitting process? All I know is that I hate twisted yarn.
My first knitting group! I found them while searching through Ravelry groups. We meet at Starbucks this evening for our first knit-in.
Knitting has always been a solitary activity for me so I wasn’t sure if I would be capable of multi-tasking – talking, listening, and knitting – without messing something up. I took along the blue socks I’m knitting for my daughter. I still had several rounds to knit before getting to the heel so I thought it would be a safe start. I didn’t do too badly. The heel has a bit of an uneven stitch on the slip stitch, but otherwise it looks ok, and I knitted all the way through the gusset. (Of course, I don’t think I spoke but a few words while counting my gusset rows)
I had a wonderful chat with my new knitting friend, Abby. We found that she lived in the same home town in Wisconsin as my parents. Small world. She also has a passion for socks, perhaps I’ll learn a few things.
I also found out that a local knitting shop has a free knit night twice a month. They also offer finishing classes – I’ll need to take one of those!
Off to watch the Olympics and work on my instep.
Last month I took my mom to the Midwest Fiber and Arts show. She bought nothing, I spend more than I should have. I found some wonderful cotton yarn with which I hope to make a sweater (my second attempt). I also purchased some washable wool for socks. I’ve made several bulky socks from a simple pattern and plan on trying my hand at a finer knit sock. But first, I need to finish a replacement sock for my daughter. She loved the first set so much she put a hole in one.