Sunday, September 4, 2011

YoP Blog-A-Long #9

Not alot of variety around here this week but plenty of progress anyway. I said last week that my Sock KAL had started and for me it was soooo much fun! I even decided to make another pair right away. The first pair (Adult) were too big by about 1/2 inch so they went to my Mother and the second pair (child) went to my kid and are 1/4 inch too small. *Sigh* So someone might be getting a pair of colorful socks for Christmas. Slight variations on pattern and off with another pair for "Midget" this time in blue. You can see them at the end of this post. That should keep you reading :) I think. Fortunate for me my whole family (the ppl I knit socks for) like ankle socks so it's way more worth the price of sock yarn, especially since I only buy it "on sale". I still have enough of this color to make 2 more pair for only 3 bucks it's almost what socks cost at the store.

We re stained the floors this week as well. Just didn't feel the first coat was dark enough and the second coat really added the shine and texture we were looking for. You can see a little foot down there too, someone decided to go running across my picture. All in all a unique pic if I do say so myself.

I don't know what to thing about this weeks clue to my mystery Wrap. It keeps going but I've decided to stop right here I just see no point in continuing when I dislike it so much. I do love the leaf part but I hate it when they break up repeats like that with half a leaf at the bottom and the other half continued at the top. Still I do love this mystery in the all together.

Good! You made it this far :) Here's the newest pair of socks for my girl, cast on from memory and modified for rounder toes. They look bigger but really that's only an inch and a half of work for 2 hours of conversation/knitting multitasking. I'm doing these from 1 skein so pulling one from inside and 1 from outside the skein. I knew that this would mean I'd have to make 2 pair this way to get them to turn out the same but I decided "why not". Then I remembered that knitting with wool means a different texture from each direction as well. I rubbed the yarn one way and then the other way and there isn't much difference with this yarn and since I'm making 2 pair I don't think it would matter anyway but it did give ma a moment of panic. Can you imagine wearing 1 nice sock and 1 scratchy sock, Ick!
Anyway there's my week. I can't believe all of you have gotten so much done. Big things too! Blankets, Shirts, Shawls and here I am complaining about a couple pair of socks taking a whole week and a half. Beautiful work ppl.

9 comments:

Kim said...

Fun socks and lovely wood floor. That really is a shame about your mystery wrap---I personally think it is gorgeous!
*smiles*

Dorothy said...

I think you've done exceptionally well this week. "A couple of pairs of socks".. wow - that would take me about three weeks if I were able to do socks (which I can't) LOL. I love that picture of your floor - the foot kinda makes it a bit eerie. Have a great week.

Hand2Heart said...

Good progress! I love your mystery wrap progress - it looks fab!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Wonderful socks, I had never thought about how wool feels from different directions

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Socks are little needles and little stitches - you've done lots in a couple of weeks. My socks are taking about 4-6 weeks a pair!

I love the picture of the wood floor with the running foot on the side!

Marsha said...

I think the mystery shawl is beautiful. Personally I would continue on until the end and then gift to someone of you still don't like it.

Knitting a pair of socks in a week and a half is amazing to me. I take 2-3 times that long. You go girl!

Sandy said...

Love it all, except the mystery part, that wouldn't be for me. The colors in your socks are awesome.

Annie said...

looks great! WOW you're getting so much progress. Your foot picture is great too.

thewoolymammoth said...

I love your floor and the little footprint. I'm jealous of your ability to knit socks that fit actual people (even if it's not the right people, it's still better than the socks I make to fit the jolly green giant) I think your mystery kal is gorgeous, but if you really hate working on it, i know, that can make it a chore.