May 20, 2007

Snake Socks Complete

I finished Shawn's Snake Socks last night. This gives me time to work on the Charlotte's Web. (The one that I accidently dropped a stitch two rows beneath and am now having to unknit two complete rows of 191 stitches...of LACE.) But that's ok. I really am trying to stick to working on one big project at a time. My WIP's are, (finally), decreasing.

Snake Socks for Shawn

Yarn: Koigu KPPM (the stuff I bought from the 50% off sale last month)

Gauge: 8 sts to 1" on US 1's

Pattern: I attempted to do that Basketweave pattern from Charlene Schurch's "More Sensational Knitted Socks", but it was wrong, (and I have to say that Charlene emailed me! and sent me the right pattern which will probably be the next pair of socks I knit). So I used her template and just did stockinette stitch over 80 sts in the round, Easy Toe and Short Row Heel, with a 1x1 rib for the cuff.
That's pretty much it.

We ended up not going to the Strawberry Festival, due to finances, which was kind of a bummer. But I did have a chance to sleep in this morning, Shawn made a fantastic breakfast, I went swimming with Jem, and now I'm making manicotti and chocolate cupcakes. (Even though my TMJ flared up, again, yesterday...I'm willing to risk it again with cupcakes. I just won't open my mouth too wide.) Yum!

Other than that, I am going to do Ann Budd's 2x2 Toe Up sock from IK Summer 2007 for my Hogwarts Sock Pal in her House Colors and maybe make some headway on the Rowan Flood Sweater since it's been sitting in the bin for a while.



Meg said...

Love the socks, and its fabulous that she emailed you the correct pattern! I remember on my first web, I did the same thing. I kept telling myself its worth the hours it takes to unknit it for a life time of a great FO!

tiennie said...

Love the socks! So cool that you got a pattern correction from the guru herself!

Roni said...

The Strawberry festival is practically in my backyard! Next time you are planning a trip over here maybe we could plan a get-and-knit-togetha!

Cindy said...

Great looking socks! I myself am going on a sock knitting frenzy at the moment (& neglecting my other projects).

Nora said...

Love the socks AJ - both colour and yarn. I also love the fact that you're knitting SOCKS!!! And toe-up!

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