Sunday, October 01, 2006

Koigu - Garden Green

Finished what do you think?

I did these socks in sections both socks worked at the same time. On two different set of needles and two different balls of yarn. I broke up the sections

Cast on and do the k2p2 bit for 3" then do the same thing on sock #2 while sock #1 is waiting.

Now the knit bit and I kept track of how many rows I'd knitted on #1 sock and repeated this on #2 sock. The reason I did this because I recently rediscovered my kacha counter and felt compelled to use it. Totally unnecessary!

Turn the heel on one sock turn the heel on the next sock.

And on like that.

Summary: Would I do this again probably. While knitting it went a bit slower so it seemed but at the end I had two socks. Voila!

Therefore no Second Sock Syndrome.

The pattern I use is a basic sock pattern this was 14 sts on each needle and the style is my basic short sock. I prefer most of my socks short, probably a good reason I just have not analyzed that part.

As I was knitting on these socks yesterday at Stitches From the Heart sitting around the table, there was a lady there knitting socks. She was a very powerful personality. Considered herself an expert knitter and a knitter who takes "commissions"! Wow so she is a knitting Pro!

But the problem was that she kind of had the My Way is the Best kind of attitude, and I so am not that way. I say in knitting there are No Rules as far as I'm concerned. Mistakes can turn into an element of design, I like to "step out of the box" as often as possible. Make things the way I want and mostly have a practical use. Just because I like my socks short I don't tell you to make your socks short. But this lady was trying to convert me to make my socks taller.

I don't like my socks high up on my leg, my feet seem too confined then, I don't know maybe because it never really gets that cold here and if it does get cold I just wear a heavier sock and maybe leg warmers. Yes I said leg warmers, I've worn them for years not as a fashion statement but as a practical piece of clothing. My feet seem to get warmer than my leg and knees so often I will wear leg warmers and while sitting at my desk I will pull them up over my knees. My poor old knees I have to treat them well.

Here are the "blemishes" that my evil twin threw in:

Knitting along and suddenly I throw in 6 purl stitches:
Oh well only my evil twin will notice it the minute I put it on.