Sunday, June 10, 2007

Whew! A sigh of relief . . . for now

Sockapalooza heel


The Bavarian Rockstars are out of their strictly enforced time-out, and after splitting them up and working a pattern repeat on one sock, I think that they are going to be fine. I can get the sock over my heel without a struggle, and it feels fine on my heel. It's a little snug, but my feet are a tad longer than my sock pal's, so I think they will be o.k.

In the interest of minimize potential ripping out, I'm going to continue on one sock for awhile until I'm sure that the heel / size are o.k. As much as I love knitting two socks at once, it's a drag to rip out two socks at once. Also, since I have to keep track of the rows on this pattern anyway, there isn't a lot of danger that I'll knit a different # of repeats on each sock (I hope). My plan is to keep the back of the heel in stockinette for a couple of inches, and then switch over to a wide rib rather than the twisted cables. I think that cables on the back could be less comfortable to wear with boots, and I like the way this looks on the Canal du Midi socks.

Yesterday was World Wide Knit in Public Day, and while much of the day was spent celebrating the 2nd birthday of my best friend's first born, my mom and I did pop in on the Seattle event at the Olympic Sculpture Park. The organizers reserved space at the indoor pavilion / cafe, a wise idea in this area--it was raining like crazy on and off all day. After the hue and cry of the birthday party, it was very relaxing to sit in an open space with a view of the very grey waterfront and knit, even if it was only for about 45 minutes.

In other knitting news, I did start Mr. Stripey the Younger yesterday, and I have about an inch of the cuff finished. Since all of my other car socks are at the heel flap and/or gusset, I think that Mr. Stripey is back in the rotation for awhile. I've spent quite a bit of time with Ravelry this weekend, I've loaded most of my recent projects and a lot more yarn than I thought I had. Yikes--maybe I should spend more time knitting, and less time buying yarn!

8 comments:

Debra said...

They look great on a blocker! So, hopefully they'll be perfect for your pal.

tiennie said...

It looks great! I definitely do only 1 sock at a time for fear of having to rip out 2.

I stayed inside and knitted b/c of the pouring rain!

knitty_kat said...

this is lovely!

www.knittingnutter.com said...

Sock is looking great!

knittingphilistine said...

Socks are looking great! Lucky pal!

gail said...

Those are gorgeous socks for your sock pal!!! Thanks for your vote of confidence about the short socks. Responses to my earlier post about short or regular socks were uniformly in favor of regular socks. My sock pal doesn't have a blog, so I dont' know too much about her other than measurements and preference for natural fiber--and that she lives in the SW.

Cactusneedles said...

I love the blueyness (I'm making up new words today) of these socks. I have yet to do a toe up sock!

Karen S said...

It is a very pretty sock, I am so glad that it is out of time-out, it really deserves better ;-)