Knitting News

My first Skew sock is finished!  Yea!  And it fits.  I had read stories of other people having problems getting the sock over their instep, so I decided to knit them on 2.5mm needles instead of the 2.25 I normally use for socks.  The foot part of the sock is a little looser than I would like, but the ankle and leg fit perfectly.  I think if I make them again I would knit up through the foot section on 2.25mm and then the rest of 2.50mm.  Who knows, maybe I will make them again.

They are actually really easy to make and look more complicated than they are.  Just follow the instructions and there you are!  It’s really fun to see them come together in a surprising way.

I love how the color changes in the yarn look with this pattern.  It would be worth dyeing more yarn like this, in different colors, just to make these socks again.  I just took your basic length skein of yarn and dyed it in quarters around (1/4 red, 1/4 green, 1/4 blue 1/4 yellow).  Simple and effective.

I’m busy with the second sock now.  It’s my train project and I’m not working on them at home.  There are 5 of us from the Monday night SnB group making these socks but it’s a pretty loose KIP schedule.  There is no schedule.  Just keep knitting til you are done. 😉

I’ve just started a new project for the second month of NerdWars.  I’m doing the “Shield” challenge, which is described as making a shield of some kind.  I’m making mittens to shield me from the biting cold we are still having here.  The temps have been hovering around freezing with a biting east wind.  Brrrrrr.  I need some tightly knit mittens to keep me warm.  Actually I’m making Glittens, which are half GLove and half mITTEN.  How does that work?  Come back in a week and see!  Here’s the photo so far:

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