Friday, September 01, 2006
I feel like that home improvement show where they look at the project and then do the great big done! over it- at long last (3 weeks maybe) the dratted Jaywalkers are complete. Things imrpoved after I bought the new KnitPicks needles. Now I think I need the whole set and may ask for them for my birthday.
I stopped the pattern at the leg and did the foot in plain stockinette to get this project complete. I did some k2tog and SSK's to get the stitch number back in line after converting to stockinette and it lined up perfectly with the gusset.
And that goes to show I can indeed make top down socks if I choose to. Good to know-
So, I immediately cast on for the plain widdershins, hated the toes, ripped it back and did the short row toes that I like. I'll try to do the heels widdershins style however. The best part, I used stash yarn for these, some Brown Sheep Wildefoot I have had for years. I tried to knit this 4 or five times and always hated working with it. On the bamboo needles, it split all the time and then I tried on thr Addis and finally gave up. It seems to be working much better on the KnitPicks, these will be a birthday gift for my assistant. I know she won't appreciate them, but maybe it will stop all the poorly veiled hints about me knitting for her. Then I can give a snarky comment back about her socks. Hereis a link to a pair that Nat from KnittingNatty made. I only hope mine come out so well. I think I will do the legs in a lacy rib.