Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July Socks

I haven't posted for a while, I'm feeling a bit "blah".  That last bit if knitting nasty really got me.  I went a week without knitting at all.  nothing at all.  crazy.  I did, however, make an espresso cheesecake and played a lot of Diablo.  Then July 1st came buy and I realized it was time to start another sock.  The yarn I chose is Stroll hand painted in watermelon colors by knitpicks:

I love how it looks in the ball but knitted up, not so much.  So I needed a pattern that would break up the colors.  I chose the Aquaphobia sock pattern by Crystal Flanagan.  I'm in the process of re-writing it to make a toe up sock using Judy's magic cast on and knitting them up using the magic loop method.  I should call these my magic socks. . .   I'm also going to use some leftover black yarn for the toes and cuffs.  Well, yesterday I knitted up the toe and started the pattern with the main color and it just doesn't look right.  

I don't think I started with enough stitches, the toe looks narrow and pointy.  And I know you can't really see it in the picture but the cables don't match, they twist in opposite directions but the right side looks more like a slip stitch and the left looks clean. . .  So today's goal is to undo and redo the toe and write out the pattern using the left cable on both sides.  I really want to get this going this week because the hubbiekins and I are taking some vacation days together for our anniversary.  We're going to drive up to Kansas City and I wanted some good progress on the sock before the trip.  

As far as Celebrating the 4th, I have some snakes and some throwy-snappy thingies.  Not really into fireworks (especially in 100 degree weather), but I hope everyone has a lot of fun and plays it safe!