Friday, July 11, 2008

Spiral Rib Are Finished!

Spiral Rib Are Finished!

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I finally finished my Spiral Rib Socks. Did you ever feel the urge to buy a knitting book just because you liked or loved 1 pattern? Well, that's what I did! I saw these Spiral Rib Socks in Ann Budd's book Getting Started Knitting Socks (pg. 92) and I just had to have the book. At first, I thought I shouldn't get this book, because it's geared towards beginner sock knitters and it also has patterns that are done on DPN's, BUT I wanted this pattern! This book is wonderful, because it has stitch patterns that can easily be adapted for any yarn weight & size needles imaginable with lots of photos for examples.

These socks were a lot of fun and were an experiment in the working.


(these were done on DPN's....I like the heel!)

I really liked the way the heel looks, but I didn't enjoy working the rest of the foot and the toe on DPN's. So, I did the second sock on 2-Cirs.

(this was on 2-Cirs...the heel is OK.)


The original Ann Budd pattern was worked on worsted wt. yarn & US size 5 DPN's, however, I wanted to use sock yarn & US size 3 needles. So, I used Budd's pattern for "8 Stitches Per Inch" as a template and I did the first sock on DPN's and then I did the 2nd sock on 2-Cirs, but I'm not too crazy about the way the heel looks or feels on the one on 2-Cirs. I'm not too sure what the difference is. But, I think that I'm going to take a clue from http://lizzysends.blogspot.com/2008/07/hf-socks.html and maybe work my next pr. of socks on 2-Cirs, but switching to DPN's for the heel. If your not reading Lizzie's blog.....try it.....you'll like it!

I also used my new Sock Wizard software v. 2 to help figure me out my guage and to knit a wide toe instead of the classic round toe, which is so comfortable!

Now, I'm off to work on some of my many other UFO's.

Spiral Rib Are Finished!




I finally finished my Spiral Rib Socks. Did you ever feel the urge to buy a knitting book just because you liked or loved 1 pattern? Well, that's what I did! I saw these Spiral Rib Socks in Ann Budd's book Getting Started Knitting Socks (pg. 92) and I just had to have the book. At first, I thought I shouldn't get this book, because it's geared towards beginner sock knitters and it also has patterns that are done on DPN's, BUT I wanted this pattern! This book is wonderful, because it has stitch patterns that can easily be adapted for any yarn weight & size needles imaginable with lots of photos for examples.

These socks were a lot of fun and were an experiment in the working.

(these were done on DPN's....I like the heel!)

I really liked the way the heel looks, but I didn't enjoy working the rest of the foot and the toe on DPN's. So, I did the second sock on 2-Cirs.

(this was on 2-Cirs...the heel is OK.)


The original Ann Budd pattern was worked on worsted wt. yarn & US size 5 DPN's, however, I wanted to use sock yarn & US size 3 needles. So, I used Budd's pattern for "8 Stitches Per Inch" as a template and I did the first sock on DPN's and then I did the 2nd sock on 2-Cirs, but I'm not too crazy about the way the heel looks or feels on the one on 2-Cirs. I'm not too sure what the difference is. But, I think that I'm going to take a clue from http://lizzysends.blogspot.com/2008/07/hf-socks.html and maybe work my next pr. of socks on 2-Cirs, but switching to DPN's for the heel. If your not reading Lizzie's blog.....try it.....you'll like it!

I
also used my new Sock Wizard software v. 2 to help figure me out my guage and to knit a wide toe instead of the classic round toe, which is so comfortable!

Now, I'm off to work on some of my many other UFO's.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Starting Over on the 2nd Sock

You'd think that I'd have some photos of finished socks to show you by now, but I don't. I finished 1 Spiral Rib sock & I CO for the second sock & I got to the heel & I decided to tweak the heel part a little. Well, you know the old saying about not changing horses in mid-stream. I ended up frogging the 2nd sock a couple of different times down to the beginning of the heel. I ended up not liking my "experimentation", so I ripped out the whole thing & I've started over w/2nd sock. I'm cool w/it, because I just feel good about starting over & getting right this time.

Last week, I had to take my DS to the doctor's because he had broken his nose while playing in a rugby tournament. Believe it or not, I didn't take any knitting w/me, because I didn't think that we would be in the waiting room that long. Boy.....was I wrong & I was wishing I had my knitting! We have to go to the doctor's again for a follow up appt. & my knitting will be going w/me. With my luck.....we'll be in & out of the doctor's within a few minutes.

Starting Over on the 2nd Sock

You'd think that I'd have some photos of finished socks to show you by now, but I don't. I finished 1 Spiral Rib sock & I CO for the second sock & I got to the heel & I decided to tweak the heel part a little. Well, you know the old saying about not changing horses in mid-stream. I ended up frogging the 2nd sock a couple of different times down to the beginning of the heel. I ended up not liking my "experimentation", so I ripped out the whole thing & I've started over w/2nd sock. I'm cool w/it, because I just feel good about starting over & getting right this time.

Last week, I had to take my DS to the doctor's because he had broken his nose while playing in a rugby tournament. Believe it or not, I didn't take any knitting w/me, because I didn't think that we would be in the waiting room that long. Boy.....was I wrong & I was wishing I had my knitting! We have to go to the doctor's again for a follow up appt. & my knitting will be going w/me. With my luck.....we'll be in & out of the doctor's within a few minutes.

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