March 29, 2007
My airplane knitting
This is the cuff for the Old Shale Socks that Bobbi has been trying to get me to knit for almost 2 years! (Well, minus one pattern repeat) I finally had the inclination along with the time to concentrate, and it is turning out lovely - but looks too loose to me.
Here is a link to the pattern:
Those are my green plastic needles that are "security safe" and they are size 2. The pattern calls for 1's, but I use 2's a lot and find I like the fabric. Not sure about this time. (oh, and I added one 16 stitch repeat to the pattern for my 'more ample' legs).
Maybe I will continue on for awhile and see. It might look tighter when I get to the solid knitting. If not, I could switch to 1's then. DECISIONS. (big sigh) I just didn't want to take the chance of them confiscating my needles and my pony pearls were in another sock, all the rest of my 1's are metal. But, it was good practice if I do frog. I am quiet comfortable with the pattern row now.
I will add a pic of that other sock I finished though. DD is thrilled, and wants to wear the ONE sock around the house. That kid is great for the ego! Even though I feel the toe is too pointy - I kept decreasing every OTHER round for a lot longer than the usual 3-4 times Oops.
I should go work on DH's sweater and choose later.