Thursday, July 12, 2007

1/2 FO!

Halfway done with my sockpal's socks!

On the foot, the pattern still wants to spiral, but in order for the sock to fit correctly, it HAS to stay straight up the instep. Also, the edging is curling a bit. These are things I'm hoping will block out.

I cast on immediately for the second sock, like a good girl, lol. Not too far there - just the CO and first row. Nothing to see.

Oh! I forgot to take a picture (yet), but I found an old wooden sock blocker at a yard sale today! It even has the former owner's name written on it - L. Mollot. It has a crack in it, tho. I don't know if it can be used like that or if some wood glue is in order (or would wreck it entirely).

And then I went to Target and got a couple placemats to make a new pair anyway. I have one I made from a wire hanger that works pretty well, but I don't tend to keep wire hangers around (haaaaaaate them), so I can't make a second one. Plus, I want to make a pair for my sock pal. She seems to be rather experienced sock knitter, so she may have sock blockers already. But hey, it's fun and homemade, so why not?

I hope to get the Nettie pattern up later today. No one signed up for the class, probably because I never made it to the yarn store (gasp!) to give them the sample. I do have 4 kids plus my Girl signed up for the Kids Club that will run on Saturdays, so that's good. I hope they enjoy the class and learn a lot!


Khadijha Caitlin said...

oh those are purdy!!!!!

Fiber_Chic said...

The socks look cool!