Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Work in Progress Wednesday 189
Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a great week. Mine is going okay so far. It's extremely hot here (it was in the 90s yesterday and will be again today!) so it's been a challenge to get all of my work done in my studio before I start to get too hot. My studio really heats up when I have three pots going at the same time of almost boiling water and no air conditioning. The good thing is, since I have to speed through the work before the late afternoon hits, that means more knitting time!
Last week you saw the start of my sock, but I actually ripped it back and started over. I realized it was too big, despite using the normal number of stitches I usually use (64). I made the toe narrower, going down to 12st per needle, and then only increased to 60. That seemed to work out great, and it was easy to do since the only patterning on the sock is the side cable.
I'm actually a little further now than in this picture, but as you can see I've started to travel up the leg. As mentioned last week, this is my first toe up sock. I'm glad I'm doing it, but I think I like the process and feel of cuff down better. The positive is I won't feel like I have to shy away from any sock pattern due to the way it is constructed. I don't want these socks too tall, so I've added a few more cable repeats up the side and then will start the cable with ribbing today if I get a chance. I'm using Candy Skein Savory fingering, so I have 400 yds to play with, and I want to make sure I have enough left over to make a square for my sock blanket.
As far as new things, these are also new to me needles. I'm using the Addi Sock Rockets for the first time. I will say, I love them and want a few more. The cables are amazing and the needles are sturdy, but light with sharp tips. I have no complaints at all and these will be my go to needles from now on I think. It's funny because I don't care for normal Addis but it makes me want to try them again to see if the company has improved them since last I worked with them.
That's it for me today. I hope you have a great rest of the week. Hopefully I'll have this sock done by FO Friday!
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