I so wanted to blog about this on Saturday, but all of a sudden I had an unexpected (but very welcomed) house guest for the weekend. I had to run around and buy ingredients for dinner, clean up the apartment, and then actually make dinner. I guess I could have taken a quick pic, but I’ve found that non-knitters and non-bloggers don’t really understand the random photographing of a sock. Well, here she is, the requisite one sock picture every newbie sock knitter posts.
Cute, no? Ignore the super skinny foot please! Somethings I’ve figured out thus far, I don’t like the cable cast on method, it’s just too loose for me. I’ll have to use another method for the second sock. I was thinking of using smaller needles, but I can’t seem to find US 1 Clovers. I know they are out there, it’s just that my freaking A.C. Moore likes to skip certain sizes (I like to use my 40% off coupons on needles). I also figured out that I was saying the exact thing I was being told about short rows, but in a totally different ways. I think short rows are one of those things you need the other person there for. That said I found what my mistake was, at least what I think it was; I don’t think I was doing the skp decrease on the knit side….oops.
Now I have a couple of questions. Where do you measure to when figuring out how long to make the sock? When you are decreasing for the toes and you are going to graft do you move around your stitches/needles to get the start of the around away from the middle?
Something totally unrelated, do you guys have any suggestions for vacation spots? The bf and I want to go away for a few days in October, but just can’t decide where. I suggested San Francisco since I’ve never been out west and I think it would be fun to go there and maybe Napa Valley, but the boy isn’t too sure if he wants to fly. The other suggestion I made was Providence, RI, another town I’ve never been to though I have no clue what we would do there. So, are there any cool towns that are big enough to explore for a few days, have good food, and aren’t in Pennsylvania or New Jersey you could suggest? Or out of the two I suggested, which one would you vote for?
I know of a trip I’ll be making in the next two weeks, thankfully the boy finds Alpacas really cute. Who knew I would find a farm I could buy yarn from less than an hour away?!