|September 30, 2006 @ 10:00 pm|
So, I actually HAVE been knitting, I just haven’t had the time to write about it. I finished my first pair of socks! YAY! (Maybe I already wrote that) The problem is I don’t want to wear it because I don’t want to wear them out. How sad is that? I started on a pair for Michael, and with the suggestion from Ingrid (my SP8 spoiler), I decided to do the Jaywalker pattern at MagKnits.
OK, so it’s all my fault that it turned out horrible. With all the moving, I misplaced my measuring tape to check the gauge, so I just went “by feel”. I had no idea that the tape measures here ONLY has centimeters. On both sides! Does that make sense? I mean I know they don’t have English measurements normally, but there are a lot of British/American things in the craft world where inches would be useful. I checked several stores only to be severely disappointed. I started on the bigger size, but as I was knitting it, it just seemed too big. And based on the last sock, I wanted something tighter. So I started on the smaller one. Everything went fine. The Regia yarn that I got accentuated the zigzags, although it’s not as luxurious feeling as the Cherry Tree Hill yarn. After I turned the heel, I had him try it on and his ankle area is so big that it doesn’t fit. I got so frustrated that I stopped knitting. I didn’t want to start over again. So I figure those will be my socks and I’ll just start new ones for Michael.
I ordered some Lorna’s Laces yarn and Arwin and Joey brought them over for me. Look at these scrumptious colorways! The baltic sea colorway (the one on the right) is MINE!