Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Two Yarns - One Skein

I have to start all over.

This skein of Tofutsies was full of pieces knotted together. Look at the sock, you can see where the yarn actually changed. I did e-mail SWTC and was promised a replacement skein. So now I'm waiting for it to arrive.

Do you like to laugh?

I picked up Knit Lit (too) at the library the other day. The first story in the book had me in stitches. You've got to read about the sock knitter who thought she could knit while ice skating. It is hilarious!

I have completed one sock in my whole life and am about to complete the first sock from a LYS sock class. The two socks will not make a pair. So two more socks are in my immediate future before I can start the Jigsaw. (I don't want to give in to the second sock syndrom.)

Deb W

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Finished Object!

Yeah! I finished my Jigsaw socks! My oldest daughter liked them so much I have decided to give them to her at Christmas. Thanks for having me in this knit-along, I had fun making these socks and plan to make more!

Happy Knitting everyone!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Finally Started

It took awhile, but I finally cast on for the Jigsaw socks. I'm using Tofutsies yarn. I was in Windsor Button Shop (which has a great yarn selection), saw the skein, and just couldn't resist. It looks more like the cotton blended yarns, but has a much softer feel to it. I just started yesterday, and already had to frog back to the ribbing once...I was going into Boston with my sister and niece to meet up with my parents. We were going to have a picnic by the Hatch Shell (by the Charles River), as we listened to a live concert with the Boston Landmark Orchestra - that was the good part of the evening and went quite well. Unfortunately, while trying to knit on the subway, I messed something up, and just couldn't quite figure out what I had done. So after we were all comfortably spread out and had munched our sandwiches, fruit and cookies, I dug out my knitting, ripped out the stitches (my niece, whom I'm teaching to knit, was both horrified and fascinated at the process), and started again. Once I was knitting the pattern a second time, it flowed more easily. This is a fun pattern - one that I think I will really enjoy knitting.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Jigsaw Complete

I really enjoyed this pattern. I love this yarn too. I had lots left from the second ball, almost half. Considering it is a textured pattern, it did not use much yarn. Lorna's Laces Shepherd in Black Watch.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Progress Report

Here's my socks on Lorna's Laces "Gelato" so far. I finally got the size 2 circs I needed and now the pattern fits me perfectly! I have one more repeat on the cuff and then it's onto the heel, yippee!

Friday, August 17, 2007

All done!

The socks are done! I had so much fun I'm about ready to cast on another pair. Thanks for doing this Carrie.