Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Work-in-Progress Wednesday 78
Hi all. Happy February! This is going to be short, because since Sunday I've been really really sick. I haven't done anything except sleep and lay around watching good "sick" movies like Runaway Bride, American President and Love Actually. Don't you just love the Romantic Comedies when sick? They're my favorite. :)
Obviously with being so sick, I haven't worked on my sweater. Instead, it's sock mania in my house! Not only do I still have the January HP challenge pair on the needles, but I've started two more! Seriously nuts, right?
So here's the first pair:
My Time Traveler Felici socks, because what's better than being sick with some Doctor Who knitting to make you feel better? I'm doing these very plain vanilla, with one catch. I started with just 10 rows of k3 p1 ribbing and then the stockinette leg. The catch? I'm going to try my first afterthought heel!! Cool, right? You might be able to see the pumpkin color Delicious fingering I've inserted into the sock where the heel will go. For those of you who have done this before, how deep did you make your heel once you were ready to do so? Did you do 3, 5 or more stockinette rounds before starting the decreases? The one thing people don't really talk about with the afterthought heel is if the measurement from where you place the heel. What I mean is, if you were to picture it on a normal heel flap/turn/gusset, would it be basically where the gusset decreases are? Am I making sense to those who are not sick? LOL I think I may be giving this too much thought, but I'm just trying to make sure it won't be A) too tight and B) long enough in the foot so I want to measure from the right place on another one of my socks.
My next socks are the February HP Challenge socks. For those of you who didn't read about the ones I was working on in January are probably wondering what the HP challenge I'm talking about. A few ladies in my knitting group and I decided to knit all of Erica Lueder's Harry Potter sock patterns this year. There are around 11 of them I believe, so we're going to do one per month, and then either do a different pattern for the 12th, or do one of them twice. We'll see when we get there. This month, we've decided to knit Petunia Dursley's Double Eyelet Socks. This is a fun basic lace pattern. I decided to use my one skein of Knitter's Brewing Company Sock-a-holic Sweet yarn in Sweet Lavender. It's a pretty yarn that is 60% merino, 15% nylon, 15% bamboo and 10% silk. The bamboo seems to give it a cool feel and the silk gives it a shine. This is the first time I've used this yarn, so I'll let you know how I like it when I get a little further into the sock/pattern.
That's it for me today. I hope you have a great rest of the week. If you're awaiting a Candy Skein shipment from me, I hope to be well enough to get to the post office later in the week.
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