Monday, March 14, 2011

Sock Update

I had my second sock knitting class on Saturday. I learned how to knit the heel and that pretty much took up the entire class time for me. So I finished the sock on Sunday. Here is where it is at the moment.


I haven't fastened off the yarn for this sock above because I'm not happy with the fit. It's loose and somewhat sloppy on my foot and I don't like socks that fit like that. I realize this wool yarn will perhaps shrink a tiny bit but I don't think I should leave the sock as it is now. I purchased some more yarn, in another great colorway (see next photo), and I started another sock. I'm trying to adjust it so that it is more customized to my foot. We'll see how that goes. If I can get the right numbers/fit/proportions I will then un-knit the first sock and start that one over from scratch.


This pile of fabrics, from my stash, are my possibilities for the next Twelve by Twelve colorplay challenge. Gerrie chose the current color theme of chartreuse. A yummy color indeed!


I've got some other colors of fabrics pulled out to go along with these chartreuse fabrics, but I don't want to share too much with you until the reveal. I've also got a design idea in mind and I'm so hoping I can execute it successfully because I'm really pumped about it.

And elsewhere on the net...
Head on over to the 3 Creative Studios blog and see what's been happening. We are having a book giveaway, Vicki posted a product review the other day, and more.

And on the Twelve by Twelve blog, we are still celebrating our book release party for a few more days. You still have time to leave comments on the appropriate posts to be included in the drawing. You have until midnight, Pacific time, on March 17 to enter. If you comment on all 12 posts that relate to the book release party, you will have 12 chances to win.

6 comments:

  1. Ah, chartreuse! I think it is a neutral! ;^)

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  2. The socks are gorgeous - such pretty yarns! And OH! The FABRICS!

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  3. I can't tell if you follow Melody at Fibermania but if you don't, you should! She quilts fabulously, she paints and she knits! She's always showing socks and other pieces she's done and usually talks about the patterns.
    Here's the link just in case...
    http://fibermania.blogspot.com/

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  4. Nice sock but it looks like you forgot to decrease on the gusset before moving on to the foot of the sock. I remember doing that with the first socks I knit.

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  5. Those socks KILL me! They would be perfect with my Birkenstocks. Good for you for picking up the knitting.

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  6. Your socks are lovely! The bright colors make me smile :) Once you figure out the proper size, watch out! You'll be sporting all sorts of pretty
    socks!

    auntie jude

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