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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Another pair down

Okay, I guess it can't be another pair if I've only finished one sock of the first pair. But here are my worsted-weight adaptations for a wool-refusing friend:


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Almost there!

I've got one sock finished, and I am almost ready to start the decreasing for the toe. When I finish I'll post a picture of them. Mine look a little different from what others are posting. Somewhere I didn't get the directions right - the 30 or so rows knit before the heel turn mine look like just straight knitting, whereas others have a different look. I think it was that "tbl" that through me. I work at a paint store and tbl stands for Thalo Blue there! (yes, yes, I am new to this) Anyway, it came out fine. This has been so fun. Thanks, Carrie!

Jigsaw Progress

I got to the heel, another repeat and I will start my toe decreases.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Not Quite Ready...

Just want you to know - I not only signed up for the KAL, I actually do plan to knit the socks. I have the pattern and the yarn, I'm just waiting for enough time to start. I have one or two small projects to finish first.

Suzanne in Boston

Monday, August 6, 2007


My socks are finished! We were on vacation in the U.P. of Michigan. Sock #1 was finished just after we crossed "Big Mac" (on the way up). Sock #2 was finished in Marquette (on the way down). It was a great pattern and I LOVE THE SOCKS! They actually fit me.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Question regarding sizing ...

Is anyone trying to increase the stitches for this sock? I normally knit my socks on 72 stitches ...

Does this sock have a lot of stretch to it?

Thanks in advance for your opinions!