Archive for May 21st, 2007

An anklet? The uncertainty continues.

Here is my dilemma. As suggested by my wise sockapalooza comrades, I decided to forge ahead with the twisted flower pattern and hopefully find some way to shorten it. Since I’m the sort of person who likes to fly by the seat of their pants, I just went ahead and started the pattern. No swatching for me! Here we see one repeat completed (the green sock). One repeat is 3 inches. Next to the green sock is a completed anklet (from Lace Style), and the leg of that sock measures 4 inches. So, this is a problem. If I complete another full repeat of the twisted flower pattern, the leg of my sock will be 6 inches, which I would say is too long. Or is it? Maybe 6 inches is already short enough. Who knows?

My current plan is to only do 1 or 2 of the “leaves” instead of 3 as written in the pattern, then go straight to the cable part. I don’t see any way to shorten the cable part, anyway. Each leaf measures roughly a half inch. Fingers crossed that it will work out.

Sometimes I think I overanalyze/obsess about these sorts of things.

Birthday socks!

In lieu of a real post, here are some pictures of the birthday sock I completed. They were gifted to their recipient on Friday evening (only a week and a half after the actual birthday!).


Pattern: Gentleman’s Fancy Sock (I think), from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Koigu, semi solid purple (all ball bands have been lost), 2 and a half skeins.

I’m very pleased with these socks, and with Koigu in general. This is the first time I’ve used Koigu, and was pleasantly surprised. I liked the squishyness and stitch definition most of all.  I hope the giftee is pleased.

ETA: Hot damn!  Look at those awesome photography skills!  Must be the obscenely expensive camera that has made my pictures appear to be all nice-looking.

May 2007

Am I a joiner?

In the maw

Venezia Sweater
Seeded Cables Cardigan

Flickr Photos