Saturday, January 14, 2006

Still In Sockland!

I have been working slowly and steadily at the other sock. It is coming along great I think! This time I am using the right technique and it is not backwords nor inside out! Yay me! LOL

Yeah, I have a few booboos in it but regardless it is much better than the first one. So far, the seams are not showing, except a little bit on the one between the first and third needle...for some reason I can't seem to get that one pulled quite tight enough, even though I pull it really tight! Guess it is something that I will have to work at.

Right now I am working on the heel flap and that seems to be going good. I just have about 1 - 1 1/2 inches left for it and then can move on. I'm excited to see how this one turns out, as I think it will be much better, considering I am doing it right this time.

I bought some more yarn today (gasp!!). It's sock yarn, Patons Kroy Socks (75% washable wool, 25% nylon..I think it was nylon). I had gone to Michaels yesterday to see if they had any of the Patons Sox or Lion Brand Magic Strip, but they didn't. One of the ladies working directed me to another store in a village about a half hour away from here, saying they had the Kroy Socks yarn (which in all honesty I had never heard of). So, I went and found it today. Unfortunately they didn't have an overly large selection of colours to choose from though. It turns out one of the girls I know from school works there and so I talked to her and she told me that it sells out pretty fast. The other lady that was working said that they are about one of the only stores around here that sells this yarn, and was surprised that someone from Michaels actually sent me there.

Some of this yarn is the striping kind, and I'm anxious to try it and see how it looks. I have to make some blue socks for my 2 1/2 year old nephew first, because I told him that when I get good at making socks I'll make him some...he tells me everyday he wants blue ones. I'll ask him (or he even just volunteers the information on his own) "What did I tell you I'd make for you?" and his respons is to stick his foot up, showing his socks and say "blue". So, I guess I'd better get those done before I try the striped ones, or any other colour for that matter!

It's late, but I'm not very tired, so I think I will go back and work on my sock a little more before least try to get the heel flap done (which shouldn't be a problem) before I head off to bed.

Happy knitting!


amylovie said...

Thank you for visiting my site Shelley. Those little rugrats are mine. Twins, in fact.

Good luck on the socks.


Catherine Kerth said...

ohhhh! i am a big sock lover too :) good luck with those... self stropping are my favs too! thanks for visiting my site.. look forward to more of your posts.

Anny said...

Guess you'd better start with the blues then! LOL!!! I came across this toddler sock pattern a while back. I haven't knitted them yet, but I thought they had nice toddler features like stay-on-ribbing and square toes. Check it out:

Happy Knitting!

Shelley said...

Anny: those socks look so cute! I just glanced through the pattern but I think it might be easy enough for me to try! Thanks so much for posting the link for them. I'll let you know how they turn out. I'm almost finished with this pair of socks (getting close to where you decrease for the toe area now) and then I'll start on the toddler socks.

Maggie Ann said...

Shelley, your socks are so pretty. You inspire me....if only I would use my time more wisely. I tire out so fast....excuses, Knitting is fun and trying something new and finishing it is awesome!