Friday, March 09, 2007

One toe

I gave up on the swatch, and just started the pattern as written for the medium size. I got 7 stitches to the inch on size 0, and I really didn't want to use 00s for the sole! It fits, such as it is, over my toes, but I'll make a final judgement when I get more of the sole done.

I think (I hope!) I will have more pooling rather that stripes, but again, it may be too early to tell...stay tuned :-)

I had a problem with the pattern for the set-up row...when I finished the 4 repeats of (k2, p2, k1, kfb) I had 7 stitches left! I just repeated the k2,p2 once more, but when I knit my first round of the sole, the stitches were off (knitting the bumps instead of purling them). It certainly doesn't bother me, and I probably miscounted - I was running up and down the stairs since Baby K didn't want to go to bed. We'll see how the second sock works out.

I am soooooo tempted to bring my knitting to students are testing today, but I have piles of homework to grade, so I will be good. The Suns are playing tonight and that makes for quality knitting time! Although I'm torn...I have 2 quilts to put on the longarm. Mom needs them for shop samples ASAP. I will have to set a timer and knit for an hour, then quilt for an hour!


Pat said...

that's because the pattern repeat on that set up row is actually ...k2,p2,ki,kfb,p1....I didn't see the p1 at first either because it is on the next line down in the pattern. When I went back and added the came out perfect!
Mine are striping...I think (just started the ribbing)
Have fun!

kristen said...

Thanks for the info about knitting stores in the Scottdale area - if I get over to the west side, I'll check out your mother's shop!

CLeyla said...

Hi! I followed your link from the RSC blog.

I could have the exact same photo of my sock-in-progress since I've done the same amount and have the same stitch holders!

I'm a quilter too although I haven't done any quilting lately, but looking at your pretty pictures makes me want to get back into it. I'm just so obsessed with my knitting these days...sigh.

Happy Knitting!

Tammy said...

Looks great so far!!!