Thursday, January 19, 2006

Socks Are Done!!!

WooHoo - socks are DONE! We ended up recording LOST last night as there was a Dallas Stars hockey game that we wanted to watch - and of course I knit during hockey games. I used the Beginner Sock pattern from Knitting Pure and Simple and it fits me perfect as written. The yarn is Clown yarn and I need to get the label tonight and make note of the colorway before I lose the label. I'm really happy with how they turned out and can't wait for the weekend so that I can test drive them with my clogs! I suppose wearing them will be the real test.

It was fun to compare the two socks. The first sock I somehow had the idea that it was more like sewing on the toe and tried turning it inside out to finish. Oh what a big mistake! Stitches were running every which way, so I just did the best I could to control the damage. I also have a bigger ridge where I picked up the stitches on the heel. The second sock has a nice heel and I did a better job on the toe by using the kitchener stitch like I should've in the first place! That's ok - things become better with practice.

Gratuitous Joe picture - just because I can! We took him to Petco tonight to get more Glucosamine and they had the Christmas toys marked down. I happen to absolutely love penguins (March of the Penguins was great!), so I gave in to his pleading eyes and spent the three bucks on a toy. He had a blast with it all night long and of course was working the squeeker this morning upon waking. What a wacky pup!

~ Elizabeth

The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Psalm 24:1

1 comment:

Shelley L. MacKenzie said...

The socks look fantabulous!! I love them!

I like penguines too, and I bet the puppy is very happy you gave in to the pleading eyes!