Friday, September 25, 2015

On the Needles

 Progress on these socks
Darling second son brought over the socks I had knit for him.  He has such skinny calves that they don't stay up, I said I would try to fix them.  It seems the only way to fix them is to rip and re knit.  The solid pair I ripped and decreased 8 stitches and re knit with my smallest needles.  He hasn't tried it on so I don't know if it will stay up on his leg.  The second pair I thought if the leg was all ribbing it would conform to his leg better and stay up.  I am knitting the ribbing with my smallest needles, 0.
I knit this shawl last year and always felt like I was wrapping strings around me with the long skinny ends so I am re knitting into a 15 inch wide wrap.  I'm using a chevron pattern so it has no right or wrong side.  The other day I stretched it across my shoulders and took a quick nap. It was just right for width. Knitting and re knitting on crinkly yarn.  --Ann--  linking to Judy's OTN


Ramona said...

Hopefully your son's socks will stay up now. They look so warm! I love your new shawl.

Paula, the quilter said...

I must confess that I frog and rein it too. Sometimes it is the only thing to do when you really love the yarn.

Raewyn said...

I hope your son's socks stay up now... I guess it's better to re-knit them rather than them sitting in a drawer not being used :-) Your new scarf looks lovely and warm - love the colour yarn you are using.

Dar said...

You are a very patient mother. I hate to rip back a row now and then when I make a mistake. I cannot imagine ripping back a sock and trying to reknit it on smaller needles. I would have to really love that yarn! lol I do however firmly believe in not wasting materials. I recycle lots of things, so why not yarn.