Saturday, August 26, 2006

I've started the second sock

Well with less than a week left of August, I finally started the second sock to the sockamaniac July/August sock along. I completed the picot edge cuff and one repeat of the pattern which is 14 rows long last evening. My goal is to finish it before the end of the month. The pattern repeat is pretty easy to remember once you get going. I need to do 4 repeats before the heel. I did a short row heel (my first time ever doing this type of heel) and then 5 repeats of the pattern for the foot length before I did a standard decrease toe. I'll post pictures once I finish the second sock.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Second sock syndrome

Well, I have it. I've finished the first sock to 2 different ones. I didn't start the second sock for one because I needed the needles to do the Sockamaniac July/August Sock. I finished the first sock for that one, but was waiting for my niece to try it one as she will be the recipient of the pair when complete and she just did that the weekend of the 12th. However, since being back from vacation (I didn't knit at all while away) I've had a busy work schedule and just have been too tired in the evening to pick up the knitting and get started. I'm working the next 2 days, so I don't know if I'll get much knitting done those evenings either. I've told myself though that I will have to get the sock-along sock started by this weekend since there is only another week to the month. It's a lacy sock with a picot edge at the top and short row heel. When I finish the second one I'll post a picture of the pair. After that one is complete, I need to work on a pair for one of my other nieces whose birthday was back in July that I'll be doing in a rib pattern in a red/white/blue striping yarn then it'll be back to the second sock for the other one which I'll be giving the pair to my oldest daughter. If I have leftover yarn she wants a pair of wrist warmers to match. That pair is a chevron pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. Pictures will be up in the future. For now, check my link on the sidebar to my epson photo album where you can see my pics of other knitted socks and knit and crochet projects I've done in the past few years.

Monday, August 21, 2006

The Beginning

Well, here goes the beginning of my blog. I've decided to start one of my own and they require a first post before making any changes to the template. Most of my blog content will be about socks that I'm knitting or have knit, but the "more" in the title represents the fact that I just might add in other stuff as I feel like it. So, now that I wrote something.....back to checking out the template and settings for my blog. I'll write more later.