Monday, September 22, 2008

Neat Stitch Markers


Dragon stitch marker set:

Hearthstone: (from World of Warcraft)

Pac-Man and ghosts:





Rhino!!! (and other stuff)


Also Dice! (for crochet)

These two and the first dice one will be added to my wishlist! :)


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Need to Frog a Finished Sock

I have decided that my first ever finished sock (with a toe) is too big.

So, I'm going to frog the toe out and one repeat of the lace pattern. Then re-do the toe.

Unfortunately, I can't do this until I finish the second sock: my needles are all tied up in that. (No pun intended. :))

Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm a goober.

I'm working on my second monkey sock and I found I had an extra stitch when I got to the end of the heel flap. Everything looks even and nice, so I just knit two stitches together and got on with turning the heel.

When I got to the end of the heel turning, I was short a stitch.

It turns out that I didn't have an extra stitch, I just misread the pattern. But I didn't realise that until I had frogged almost the entire heel flap.

Oh, well. At least the heel flap knits up quickly. :)

First Real Sock!

I made my first real sock! :)

I used the Monkey Sock pattern from The pattern is really clear and easy to understand.

I found myself getting confused about which row I was on in the lace pattern. So, I used a sticky tab to keep track of where I was. I think I need to get one of those things you click the button on and the number changes.

The pattern is designed for a longer leg, but I wanted short socks. So, I only went through the lace pattern twice before starting the heel-flap.

It's a cuff down pattern, and the toe is kitchener stitch. Man, kitchener is fun! And look how good it came out on my first attempt ever.

Pedicure Socks!

I finished my first pair of socks a couple weeks back.

They are toe-less so when mom goes to get pedicures in the winter, she doesn't have to stuff her pretty toes into her shoes and mess them up. With these, she can put them on before the paint, then put her sandals on. Her feet will stay warm, but her toes won't get smudged. :)

I used Patons SWS yarn (a mix of wool and soy). It was really nice to work with.

These socks had me using DPNS (double-pointed needles) and knitting in the round. Two things I had never done before. :)