Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Still Waiting

I'm still waiting for my digital camera to arrive. It is not supposed to ship before 12/24, so I'm only getting the mini-tripod before Christmas. How useful. I am working on a pair of purple socks for a friend, I may have to scan them in to post them here before I give them to her, but who knows. It will take some time to finish them because I did my mistake of starting the gusset too soon so that they are too short, but only a half inch this time. They are a little too tight as well, so I am loosening up my gauge on the cuffs (I always knit socks toe up, 2s1c) and adding a little more length to the foot to allow more horizontal stretch.

I'm also working on a pair of socks for my Dad. I was astonished at how many requirements he had for a pair of socks. He has serious sensitive skin and sensory issues, so he needs to have no nylon or artificial fibers in his socks and they must be very loose at the toes and the ankles. I already had some discount skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock (100% superwash merino) Solids that I got from eBay, so I picked the color Bark (dark brown) and black for the toes and heels, since he wants socks sized for about a size 13 men's shoe (he wears size 11), I didn't think one skein would be enough. I used the Eye of Partridge (EOP) stitch to reinforce the toes since he wears them out there first. When I finished the toes and started the brown yarn in stockinette, I fell in love with this yarn! It is so silky, soft and beautiful when knit up. It looks better than I ever imagined. I am now getting a bunch more on eBay at a discount because it is regularly $21 for 4 ozs.


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