Sunday, August 28, 2005


This is Basketcase, the InterSAM sock for Aug/Sep. I really like this pattern and will prolly make more than one pair of them. I am knitting it up with superwash Cascade 220 on US4 needles. Since I have thick ankles knitting them up in a thicker yarn makes it so they fit better, that way I don't have to fiddle with adding extra repeats. I messed up the pattern alignment a bit when going from the let to the instep. I was knitting the leg on 4 needles instead of 3 (like it says in the pattern) and I wasn't paying attention to the alignment and it is off. I didn't notice till I was done with the heel (yea, I know, I should have been paying better attention) and I am not going to rip out the heel and fix it. The socks are for me and I don't mind, and who is gonna be that close to my feet anyway? In the future I will pay better attention. I went over to Jennifer's and we knittted while watching a movie, I was able to finish the heel flap and start the gusset. I know some people don't like knitting the Eye of Partridge heel, but I really love the look of it and I think it will become my favorite heel. Ok, now I just have to finish this sock and knit the second one.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Wool Soaker

pattern: Fern & Fairy free soaker pattern

yarn: Cascade 220 - I started to run out of the green I used so I dove into my leftovers and did the leg ribbing in blue with the small green stripe on the bottom. I love how the stripe turned out.

pattern changes: the only change I made to the pattern was to do a 3 needle bind-off instead of grafting the crotch seam. I tried, I failed, I did the 3 needle bind-off.