Thursday, March 09, 2006
So my poor skull sock for Jason may not be a 'wearable' sock. Those are so over-rated anyways. I managed to do a fine job on the cuff this time around, doing a 1x1 rib, and then I started with the skulls, doing fair isle, which is knitting with two strands of yarn, carrying one behind the other, but this sock is now a learning experience. What have I learned? Well, that you need to allow enough of a float of the yarn you are carrying in order to allow the sock to stretch because the first 15 rows of my sock doesn't stretch at all and don't put a skull between dpn because that just makes it look soooo messy. So I'm about to start the heel of the sock now and even though this sock may not be you know, a true sock, I'm going to finish it because I've put a lot of work into it and I may as well finish the sock and see what else I can learn before I start another one. For the next one I'm going to do the skulls intarsia (sp?) because there are a lot of spots on the sock where you can really see the white yarn behind the black stitches. Anyhoo, going to go meet Jenn for lunch as I am starving!