This week has been about getting my socks in progress finished. Kinda moving out the old, so I can start with the new. Last week I didn't get much accomplished because I would knit a little on one project, then move to the next. You just don't get much done that way. So, this week I stuck with the socks and got my husbands Opal tiger's done.
These are my daughters tiger socks made with the leftovers.
They're so cute!
I've almost finished up my Trekking socks. My first pair of fraternal socks. There is no way that you can get a pair of twins out of a ball of Trekking. I thought it would bug me, but it doesn't.
So I'm knitting along on my socks and what happens. I start thinking...yup, it happens from time to time. Curiousity got the best of me [our cat must be rubbing off on me] and I started on a pair of Jaywalker socks.
Yea, yea, yea, I know.
So sue me.
I made a few changes as you can see. I decided to go with a solid cuff, heel and toe. I went with a 1x1 rib and because I went with a solid heel, I decided to do a garter stitch short-row heel instead of a heel flap because it just looks better.
I had started with the smaller size, but there was no way I could get it over my heel as there is no give in this pattern and frogged it to start the larger size. Problem is, an 84 stitch cuff would have been too large, so I still made the 76 stitch cuff and increased to 84 stitches on the last round of ribbing. I was thinking of decreasing to 76 stitches for the foot, but then changed my mind. I think it'll fit okay.
Five more days until the Knitting Olympic challenge. I'm excited about starting the project I chose to make, but I'm not putting any pressure on myself to finish on time. I'm just glad for the opportunity to challenge myself with a knitting project I don't do very often. That and I love to see everyone else's knitting. It should be a lot of fun!
Keep On Knitting...
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