04 April 2006
It's a sock!
Remember the sock I started? Well, here it is - finished! And yes, that part of my desk is always that messy.
I knit this using the Magic Loop method.
The pattern: "Winter Socks" from the Magic Loop booklet.
The yarn: Regia Crazy Color - 6 fadig (whatever a fadig is).
The needle: US2 (2.5 mm) 40" Inox circular. I used up most of the skein for this one sock.
There will not be a mate to this sock. Here's why:
1. When I started the leg, I was knitting kind of loose. The stitches got tighter & more uniform as I knit the sock. So when you lay the leg out flat, it's wider in one section than in the rest.
2. I prefer a shorter leg. I like socks that end around my ankle.
I've been wearing this sock, though. Yes, just this one sock. I wear one of my regular socks on the other foot. Don't laugh! With my sneakers & jeans, no-one can tell.
I decided to have this sock as my "practice" sock (I guess it can hang out with that "practice" mitten I made!) and knit two more (with shorter legs). I've already cast on for the first. I may soon be casting on for a sock from "Sensational Knitted Socks", too. And then there's always the Jaywalker...so many socks to knit!!
Enough for now. Today's my Dad's birthday, so we're taking him out to eat. Plus, there's a Science Fair at the QP's school tonight.
MAKE it a great day!