And now I am sick
November 11, 2010 § 7 Comments
There’s nothing like coming home and then promptly getting sick. So, what have I been doing between moaning & groaning & whining about how I feel? Knitting socks. This was my airplane knitting to and from Houston. One down, one to go. The second sock was started but not finished.
They have given me lots of opportunity to practice my jogless join. Before I really knew what I was doing, I kept the join in the same spot on the leg section. It doesn’t look quite as good as the foot section where I switched to the traveling join. Unintentionally. My first I thought was that I had to keep the join in the same place so that the heel would come out right. But in hindsight, I think the traveling jogless join looks better and I don’t think it would have effected the heel at all.
These are for my hubby and the geek in him. We are calling them the Pi Socks. Each stripe represents a number in Pi: 3.1415926535897932384626433832. They will be finished in plenty of time for National Pi Day.
Yarn – Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine (50% Peruvian Wool, 20% Super Fine Alpaca, 30% Nylon) – and slippery than the dickens to knit. I almost lost it when I dropped a stitch!
Needles – 2.25mm
Pattern – basic sock anatomy using Pi as the stripe sequence, 1×1 ribbed cuff, s1 k1 heel and toe in all the same color (just because that’s how the colors fell)