September 16, 2006

Thomas & Cammy Socks

Posted in Gallery, Socks, Z at 5:32 pm by Melanie

Today Zander and I went to see Thomas the Train and take a ride in it. Here’s us in the train:

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Look how big he’s getting. 🙂

I also finished my socks on the way up there.

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It was my first time doing the short row heels, and I really like them except I ended up with small holes on both feet by the gussets. Anybody know how to fix that?

I also learned that I need to keep better notes of my knitting. The right foot (which I completed first) I decreased on every row at the toe, instead of every other row. The left foot I decreased every other row. It had been so long since I had finished the first sock (end of may) that I didn’t remember or notice that I had done that. So now the right foot fits better than the left.
Lesson learned.

Stats:
What: Cammy Striped Socks
Started: Early May 2006
Completed: Saturday, September 16, 2006
Yarn: Bernat sock yarn.
Needles: US2 addis, 40″
Lesson: See Above
Recipient: Me me me me.
Knitting time: I have no idea… I didn’t time this project.
Now what? My home sweet home shawl.

My sis informed me the other night that she would like a pair of socks. No problem, I say. Bright colors she requests. No problem again I say. “I want to wear them when I’m riding.” By riding, she means while riding her horse. Do you know those boots are below the knee boots!? They’re tall!!!

So I got the Socks on Two Circs book and 600 yards of Paton’s kroy in Color 54701, Krazy Stripes.

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So, I was really hoping this socks on two circs book would also tell you how to do two socks at one time. I guess it would be similar to knitting two sleeves at one time? Just cast on for one sock, then get another ball of yarn to cast on for another sock? Someone help. I got the last 3 balls of their yarn in this color so I’d really like to be able to knit them both at the same time so that they are the exact same size and so that if I run out of yarn I’ll run out at the same place and be able to substitute another yarn at the bottom of both toes. Make sense?

Man. Knee high socks… That’s ambitious. I’m crazy!
I will still find time to finish at least one of my cardigans that I have on the needles at some point this year. I’m determined!!!

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Thomas & Cammy Socks

Posted in Gallery, Socks, Z at 5:22 pm by Melanie

Today Zander and I went to see Thomas the Train and take a ride in it. Here’s us in the train:

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Look how big he’s getting. 🙂

I also finished my socks on the way up there.

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It was my first time doing the short row heels, and I really like them except I ended up with small holes on both feet by the gussets. Anybody know how to fix that?

I also learned that I need to keep better notes of my knitting. The right foot (which I completed first) I decreased on every row at the toe, instead of every other row. The left foot I decreased every other row. It had been so long since I had finished the first sock (end of may) that I didn’t remember or notice that I had done that. So now the right foot fits better than the left.
Lesson learned.

Stats:
What: Cammy Striped Socks
Started: Early May 2006
Completed: Saturday, September 16, 2006
Yarn: Bernat sock yarn.
Needles: US2 addis, 40″
Lesson: See Above
Recipient: Me me me me.
Knitting time: I have no idea… I didn’t time this project.
Now what? My home sweet home shawl.

My sis informed me the other night that she would like a pair of socks. No problem, I say. Bright colors she requests. No problem again I say. “I want to wear them when I’m riding.” By riding, she means while riding her horse. Do you know those boots are below the knee boots!? They’re tall!!!

So I got the Socks on Two Circs book and 600 yards of Paton’s kroy in Color 54701, Krazy Stripes.

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So, I was really hoping this socks on two circs book would also tell you how to do two socks at one time. I guess it would be similar to knitting two sleeves at one time? Just cast on for one sock, then get another ball of yarn to cast on for another sock? Someone help. I got the last 3 balls of their yarn in this color so I’d really like to be able to knit them both at the same time so that they are the exact same size and so that if I run out of yarn I’ll run out at the same place and be able to substitute another yarn at the bottom of both toes. Make sense?

Man. Knee high socks… That’s ambitious. I’m crazy!
I will still find time to finish at least one of my cardigans that I have on the needles at some point this year. I’m determined!!!

September 10, 2006

September Goals

Posted in Monthly Goals at 5:29 pm by Melanie

So, I know that I’m a little late in the month to be making goals, but this should get me back into the swing of things.
Last month that I did goals: March.

My Goals the were:
1. Get to the arm hole decreases on the grey cardigan. DONE.
2. Cast on only one project this month (it can be socks or maybe the home sweet home shawl- something to break up the monotony of stockinette stitch.) DONE.
3. Make a little progress on an old UFO. I have no idea if I did this. Probably not.

There are only 2 goals this month.

1. Get halfway through The Home Sweet Home Shawl. There are 34 repeats in the pattern. I am currently working on the 14th repeat. I need to get through the 17th repeate to reach that goal.

2. Finish my cami socks.

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I am using Allison’s method of turning a heel. (Found here.)

It’s a bit tricky and this attempt will be my 3rd attempt. Okay, it’s not the the technique itself is tricky, it’s just that interuptions can not happen or the heel turning will also not happen. Since Zander is at his dad’s for several more hours I will try to knock it out. These socks are tall, and make me think of fall. I’ll be able to wear my mid-calf boots with them. So it’s time to “get er done.”

If I get those two goals accomplished I’d like to work some more on my grey cardigan. Last seen here:

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The body is done until the sleeves are completed. Then it will be time for the raglan shaping the collar and the button bands. The pattern is from THIS book and is being done using Cascade 220.

We’ll see how it goes.