Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Yarn Along: step by step

I stayed up late last night to finish the toe of this sock.  I already started its mate on another set of needles, which is my remedy for second sock syndrome.  I just used my kitchen scale to divide the yarn perfectly in half, then whenever I got bored of the first sock, I knit a little on the second sock.  You wouldn't think it would make a difference, but the switch from stockinette to ribbing, even with the same yarn, somehow did.  The only trouble is that it seems I have overcompensated after my slightly-too-big pair knit on size 3 needles, and made this sock a smidge too small by knitting on size 1 needles.  I'll wear it around a bit to see if it will loosen up.  

The Mary Frances Knitting and Crochet Book arrived on my doorstep earlier this week, a gift from my sister.  I can't believe how much I was missing by reading the free e-book version!  It's a beautiful cloth-bound hardcover, with all sorts of little drawings throughout, plus a multitude of photographs of the projects.  Thank you, Emma!


elizabeth said...

love hearing about your yarn adventures as it were! I do not yet have such small needles; someday! well done!

Martha said...

the one and only pair of socks I've knit were done on a set of double pointed 2 needles

Shirley Ann Vels said...

I frequently suffer from second-sock-syndrome LOL. I like you remedy, I think I will try it!

Natalie Buehler said...

Loving your sock :) Good remedy for second sock syndrome, I often suffer from that myself!
Marigolds' Loft

karen said...

i bet you finish the next sock in a week! Love that your sister has a blog :) I wish mine would start one but she is resisting my demands.