Monday, June 11, 2007

Practice Progresses (almost) Perfectly

My Sockapalooza practice sock is going well.
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I believe this was taken after all the gusset decreases were completed. I am at the start of the decreases for the toe now. I would be farther if I could follow directions, which seems to be a problem for me. I forgot to increase my decrease rate after the first few rows so I had to frog back a few rows of the toe.

I am rather proud of the gusset. It was my first time picking up stitches for the gusset and it went pretty well. Only two tries were needed!
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My decreases are a little sloppy, which I hope will even out with blocking.

It looks completely different off the foot.
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Depending on how the toe looks, I think I am going to start my pal's sock when I am done with this one and do the second sock after I finish my pal's socks. I live in sandals over the summer, so it's not like I plan to start wearing them right away.

Yesterday I took pictures of all my nice yarn in the stash for Ravelry. I had a hard time getting the pictures to come out true to color and ended up playing with a few of them on Picnik, which I discovered through another blogger. Josh kept looking at me like I was nuts then finally asked what I was doing. He still thought I was nuts even after I explained.

4 comments:

Iris ine said...

I really like this socks, the pattern and the yarn are good choices!

KnittingHawkeye said...

Beautiful work!!! Will you bring it Sunday to the sock club? I would LOVE to see it. I love your colour choice also, the pattern compliments it very well. =) What yarn is it? BTW beware of downtown. . . . it's orientation heh

Chelsea said...

Thanks for the compliments! I wondered if orientation was happening. I thought I ran into a bunch of rather young people looking lost :)

KnittingHawkeye said...

Edie carries different yarn than Crazy Girl. She has Mountain Colors, Jitterbug, Egia, and a lot of other brands. If I need something I usually can get it there. You just have to be careful not to piss her off, it can happen from time to time. But, she does have a great selection. =)

I was at the IMU in the middle of it, oy parents and little new freshmen to torture EVERYWHERE!

I'm being bad, haven't started my sockapalooza socks yet. . . =/

I'll see you Sunday =)