Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's a bird, it's a plane, no...

It's a FINISHED OBJECT! One present down for Christmas this year. These socks are a surprise for my sister, whom I tricked into picking the yarn while helping me decide on the colors for the Momsocks, and I cleverly got her to give me her foot measurements without her suspecting a thing. In trying to do something interesting between the two socks I knit one from the inside of the skein and the other from the outside, resulting in not quite matching socks. No pattern to speak of, just your standard 2x2 ribbed socks on #1 needles.
My next project is a pair of Knucks for my FIL (I'm pretty much grounded from any personal knitting for a while, at least until I have a more significant lead on Christmas). And I would have a pretty decent start on these stupid gloves if I didn't so completely suck at casting on. How is it that in 25 years of knitting I still haven't learned a way that really is stretchy and attractive? But that is a gripe for another post. Off to pack* some more.

*By "pack" I mean tape together another box, then stand in my kitchen looking at it and curse quietly.

4 comments:

stitchnsnitch said...

I can't believe you've been knitting for 25 years. That's fantastic! Great socks, too, BTW. :)

Katherine Of It All said...

That's how I pack too. It's really effective.

Gwen said...

I've tried to make a similar pact with myself, ie no personal knitting until I've made headway on the gifts. Let's see if it sticks, shall we?? Great socks!

karla said...

It's me, your KSKS giftee. Thanks again for the kit, it's awesome! I'm adding you to my Bloglines list, so, while I'm bad at commenting, I'll definitely be reading.
As for the cast on thing, does the cable cast on not work for you?