Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Socks done!!

Greetings and Dear Laura:

Oh, I knitted furiously last night, trying to finish my Sockapalooza Socks so that I could post them as finished on Tuesday. (Official update day.) Alas, it did not happen.

I finally admitted defeat at about 11:30, with 13 1/2 rounds to go. I was able to finish on my lunch hour today, tho, so it's a Wednesday update! Here they are, bound off, ends woven in and ready to be blocked and sent. And I would like to point out that I am 3 weeks early!! In the previous Sockapalooza's, I was finishing up during the last week, so this is a bit of an odd feeling for me. GOOD, but odd.
Socks are done!

I was left with 10 minutes in my lunch hour. Fortunately I was optimistic this morning, and I packed the supplies to begin swatching for an EZ Surprise jacket for my great-niece's birthday present later this month.
Surprise Jacket Swatch

I talked it over with Lea-Ann at Knitting Today on Saturday, and mentioned that my hesitation about using the pattern was that when I made it a few month ago, the arms were too short for the child. I was unsure how to approach an alteration. She immediately knew of a solution - to either pick up stitches at the cuffs and lengthen the sleeves, or else to cast on the cuff sleeves with a provision cast-on, making live stitches available for adding length.

I'm going to try the provisional cast-on and see how that works. I also need to do a few pairs of baby socks for a gift, so those two projects should keep me busy and content!

Keep knitting!

Cynthia (aka Designated Knitter)

4 comments:

Lauren said...

Awesome socks!!!! Nice job. I know how frustrating they were at times (since I had to listen to you talking to them.. hehe). And casting on for another sweater already! Jeez girl! I hope the provisional cast on works for the sleeves... if so then maybe I should attempt to make one of those!

LaVerna said...

gorgeous socks!Your pal will be very blessed to receive them.

alison said...

Beautiful socks! The color, the pattern, everything - wow! :)

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