Friday, March 23, 2012

Knitting Socks

Okay, all I’ve been doing lately, it seems,
is knitting on my socks! 

I am having so much crazy fun, it’s ridiculous!
J  J

First of all,
I made the decision that I would come home from class,
and begin the 2nd sock and do to it,
whatever we did to the 1st sock in class that week.

For example, the first class we knitted the cuff and the leg. 
So that’s what I knitted that week on my 2nd sock. 
Kinda like extra homework.

Then the 2nd week, 
we knitted the heel flap, turned the heel, 
and picked up the gusset stitches.  

So that’s what I did to my 2nd sock, too.

I figured that I’d better do it again 
while I still remembered what we did!!

And this way I would avoid the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome.
J  (google that if you please!)  J
And you know what?  It’s been fabulous!
I am painlessly knitting my second sock 
while reinforcing what we learned in class.  


I was having trouble with my heel flap the first time,
and this allowed me the opportunity to try it out again
and see if it worked better the second time.

It didn’t.  L  hahaha

But, thanks to the internet,
I was able to find something else that yielded excellent results. 

Isn't that Eye of Partridge stitch pretty on the heel?

And thanks to Denise
at Lost City Knits,

I was able to try her “stacked increase”
to avoid that crazy hole that one gets at the top of the gusset.

And it worked beautifully...
Thanks, Denise--you are brilliant!!

Here’s a link to her instructions:

She has a great blog, but she also sells patterns
and beautiful yarn on her website. Check it out.

(She’ll be at the Edmond Art Show in May
 this year, too, for you locals!)

What would we do without the internet?? 
It is such a great problem-solver!

So... my next problem to solve??
What color of sock yarn to buy next!
J  J

TGIF, everybody!!!

Lucky Dog

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