Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Third time's the charm

After a couple of false starts, I finally have a sock I can live with. I think this pattern is much more complementary to the yarn. I also think it will be the right size. This is the progress I made at Monday night's SnB meeting. I worked on it a bit more last night. My only concern now is that it's going to be a damn warm sock to be wearing in May. Oh well. Maybe my sockpal lives high up in the mountains or something.

I have decided the socks will be 7 inches from cuff to bottom of the heel, and needs to be a little over 9 inches from heel to toe to fit my sockpal. This is 15 inches of sock multiplied by 2, making it 30 inches of sock to be made by the end of April (6 weeks from now) to be finised on time for Cirque du Socks which is good because I need to mail them during the first week of May for Sockapalooza. So, I need to knit 5 inches per week. This seems doable, I just have to stay focused on them (which is hard for me--I tend to jump from project to project).

In the mail on Monday, I received this:

It's a handmade book (made by Mim) that I won in the secret contest held by Norma a while back. I love it. It's beautiful and lays nicely on the table. Now, I just have to come up with something special enough to use it for.


  1. Those are some serious socks. (Suddenly my hand painted yarn looks a little, well, primitive...) Can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. Ooh, isn't that book gorgeous? I love Mim's stuff.

    I'm infamous for buying beautiful blank books and then hoarding them until I come up with something worthy to write in them. I know that it's silly, but I can't help it.

    And I really, really like those socks. Your pal is lucky!

  3. Thanks for your congratulations on my lowly, self-striping sock. One day, I hope to do something as beautiful as these --- and in purple as well!

  4. It's not really as many inches as you think, because there's some overlap between the length to the bottom of the heel and the length from the heel to the toe. (That makes sense, right?) I liked the previous pattern stitch with that yarn, but this one's even better.

  5. Hmmm, Melinda, you may have a point. So, if I stick to the 5 inches per week, I should be done in plenty of time!

  6. The sock is going to look gorgeous!