Friday, May 04, 2007

Rainy morning Sock P*** Friday

I'm pretty sure I'm not one of the fastest knitters in the Rockin' Sock Club, but with a little focused knitting and a relatively quick pattern, I've got my first Grasshopper done.

Details so far:
pattern size medium - In the world of BMFA, apparently I'm not very big-footed
needles - got gauge w/my KP size 1 (2.50 mm) circs which was good 'cause I didn't feel like driving to Lacis in Berkeley to see if they had some Inox circs in 2.25 mm. Beautiful things in the store, so it's not toddler-proof.

Cast on modification - Judy's Magic Cast On - 'cause I know my backward loop cast on is very uneven and based on Cece's rec. Tapmouse tells me that at sock camp, Cat Bordhi used this method.

Bind off using Denise's Grafted Cast Off found on this site. I worked off a hard copy late last night so I'm not sure if I did it correctly, but it's stretchy enough and not as "floppy" looking as the EZ sewn bind off method.

It was rainy this morning, so indoor shots of the sock it had to be.

I had to do this shot a few times before I got this partially decent one. I'm not very flexible so am limited in how I can contort my body to get a back-of-leg pic and still be able to see the camera's preview screen.

Lastly, a shot of the St st sole. I love how it feels and how it made the vertical pooling & semi-striping at the same time. The only thing that may be of concern is that if I make a sweater out of this yarn (so, so tempting!) is that there seems to be a slight biasing. I don't think it's a result of the lace pattern on the other side, but I'm not that experienced to really figure that out. I tore out my mini-swatch when I was figuring out needle sizes, so I think I'll make another swatch with the leftover yarn after and see if I'm not imagining the biasing. Someone on the sock club blog has already mentioned it, but I also want to see if the biasing will still be there if I go up to at least a 3.00 mm needle.


IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

WoW! Great job! I can't wait to cast mine on...hopefully soon! Thanks for the tips on the cast on/bind off...just printed those out.

Kathleen said...

Okay so I came to visit through the rockin sock club. Nice knitting. Then I noticed the button for One Planet. Of course I clicked on it and of course there was a purchase. I had a great time on the site, thank you so much.


Kathleen said...

You are very correct about One Planet. I already have my order and was even better than I thought. This shop will be getting lots of my disposable income. Again, THANKS, Kathleen