Friday, January 4, 2013

on the needles

Last socks for 2012 making 7 pairs of socks since August. They feel so good on my feet with my wool slippers snuggled up on the couch with a quilt and sniffling. Knitting is such a nice thing to be able to do when I have a cold. Now I am feeling better.
A black stocking cap knit with the same design pattern as the socks but on size 15 needles. The morning sun is best for knitting on black. The yarn is alpaca it is soooo soft.

Have made progress on striping socks, working on the slip stitched heel. I count the stitches and read and reread the directions and my heel is off center. I unknit stitches and reknit. Speaking of unknitting Navy son, daughter and I were in the final rounds of a very competitive game of Scrabble, you know when everyone is down to their last tiles and the only options are 2 and 3 letter words and Navy son makes the word fid so of course he is challenged whoever heard of a fid but there is such a thing it is a tool used to unknot cables and ropes in the Navy. I needed a fid to unknit some of my rows. I asked if it was and acronym but it is not even though it could be....maybe..... freeing interlocking device teehee   Just for the record I had a w that I put between an a and l for awl which also went between 2 es for ewe. It must have been a record for most points from a single letter. Back to the socks........I have more stitches on the right side than on the left side of the slip stitches where the gusset is getting worked into the heel flap.  How can this be so difficult?? What am I doing wrong???  ~~Ann~~ Linking up to Judy at Patchworktimes.


Maggie said...

Nice looking socks, sorry they are giving you so much trouble!

Don't you love when you find the perfect spot on the board like that? It would have been bad if you had been stuck with that W and nowhere to put it.

FleurBleue said...

Don't you just love the feel of hand knitted socks?

Once you've worn a pair, shop bought ones feel just plain wrong!

Fiona x

Churn Dash said...

I really love the blue socks at the top.

I can relate to knitting issues. The last pair of socks I made I ended up with a stitch missing in one spot. In the old days I would have undone it, the new me just kept knitting. The socks are just fine.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

If the socks FEEL like they are not off-centered - after doing it 2X then I would just leave it. If they feel weird - they will drive you nuts and worth retrying! I hope you work it out Nice socks! Cheers! Evelyn