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Sunday, February 07, 2010

A Sock is Done

Creating the fabric postcards is the best part. Finishing them is a bit fiddly changing thread colors frequently and not as much fun. But it's well worth the fun and colorful results. Anyone that knows me that letter writing is not my forte and communication is sporadic. My goal was to mail at least two and I am half way there!

Pattern: Firestarter by Yarnissima (free Ravelry download)
Yarn: Socks that Rock lightweight, colorway Typhoon Tina
Needles: size 1 dpns

This sock is knit toe up and I used the Judy's magic cast-on method. The entertaining Cat Bordhi demos this method on youtube.

The sock has a very wide toe. I have short rounded toes so I stuck with the number recommended in the pattern. I eliminated two increase rows on the gusset as I got a little bored and rationalized that I have very short feet also, so 16 would be fine, and it was.

On size one the fabric was quite dense as this yarn is a fat fingering. Instead of downsizing needles for the leg as recommended in the pattern I continued twisting the rib to the end. This worked out fine and the socks fit me with minimal ease and no sag, so I think they will fit the intended well as she is a half size larger then I am.

I got this yarn at the Madrona Market and loved working with it. I definitely want to attend this Fiberfest again.

Big sister and I hit the swap meet at Aloha Stadium today. It was perfect weather as it was quite cool and dry. The pickings were slim so we saved money, haha. We hit Genki Sushi for lunch. They have the cutest fake sushi decorations.

The Rasta Rook scarf went over well with the nephew, so I'm trying to make a matching hat. I got it into my head that crochet does not stretch so I knit the band, doubled it, and now I'm crocheting the stripes. Crochet takes a lot more yarn so I've run out. Luckily Nanea at Aloha Yarns has more just waiting for me to pick it up.

1 comment:

Opal said...

i have much love for this post. from the fabric postcard to the socks AND the fake sushi. much love. :)