Monday, April 24, 2006

The knitting is done!

I finished the knitting on my sockapaloooza/cirque du socks socks yesterday. I could've completely finished them and started blocking them last night, but I decided to watch Memoirs of a Geisha (which I enjoyed by the way) and since I'm still not the world's best Kitchener Stitcher, I decided to wait to do that until I could give them more attention. I stitched up one this morning. I plan on doing the other tonight at SnB, then sew in the ends and maybe even give them a bath and block them tonight after SnB. I normally don't block socks. I just wear them, they're naturally the right shape so they fit my foot fine. But since I'm sending these away, I decided to try blocking them. I'm going to make a pair of blockers from wire hangers. I'll let you know how that works out.

So, what did I work on during the movie (because you know you can't sit through a movie without knitting, it's just wrong)? I started the second sock of the pair I'm making my grandma for Mother's day. I'm using Cascade Fixation and making up the pattern as I go along. Grandma complains that her socks constrict her ankles too much, so I made a garter stitch cuff. These are short socks, so there shouldn't be a problem with them staying up, and anyway, the elastic in the yarn should help with that a little. It took me practically no time at all to make the first one, so I should be able to get this done in time. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to make socks for Mom in time, so I think I'm going to make her a pair of fuzzy flipflops by crocheting eyelash yarn around the tops. If you haven't seen a pair of these, you probably have no idea what I'm talking about--don't worry, I'll post a picture when I'm done.


  1. Congrats on finishing the socks! And how nice you're knitting Grandma a pair. She'll love them.

  2. The movie was great, but have you read the book? I'm reading it now (I'm maybe 20 pages away from finished) and...well...I'm torn. There are wonderful parts that are in the book that weren't in the movie, but there are also parts of the book that make me want to throw it across the room. One thing the book and the movie had in common (for me) - obviously made by white men. *sigh*