Sunday, September 03, 2006

Hand knit socks -- Redone

Well, I got my friend Carrie to leave a comment. haha. She's really funny. Mouse, you should try your camera's software. It might have something good. I almost didn't load this on, because I have the stuff from the last two digital cameras on here, and I figured it would be about the same. Glad I did, though. Tatjana, I probably would like your mom's kitchen. I go through phases, where I think I'd want different decorating styles. Right now, I'd take any kind of style. It's a mess in here! Marce, what a nice comment. I feel like I hardly ever get anything finished. Probably because I start new things all of the time.


These socks in this picture are for my best friend, Lisa. I finished them in June. I hadn't given them to her, yet, because I didn't like the cuff. It was way too tight. I had already bound them off and woven in the ends, so I had to find the ends and unweave them. Then, stitch by stitch; because I didn't want to drop any stitches, I undid the bind off. The yarn was all crickly. Then, I took a needle and did the sewn bind off. It is much stretchier. Why on earth didn't I do it in the first place? Oh, yeah, I started it at home, and finished it in the car. Now I feel like I can give them to her.

Then, I started another dishcloth, and a new Jaywalker sock. I got some Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn, and cast on today. I read that the Magic Stripes is being discontinued. I really like that yarn. It's affordable, and I like the colors, too. I got the yarn on sale for five dollars. I love a good deal!! Oh, yeah, in the pics up there you can see my other Magic Stripes socks under the Bestfriend socks. I was resting the Bestfriend sock on my foot to take the picture. I heart my handknit socks!! The Bestfriend socks are my hand dyed yarn. I can never seem to get orange or reds to turn out right when I try to take a picture. I also got another skein of worsted wool to dye. I can't wait until I have time to do it.

So, picnic/barbecue and surprise birthday party for the MIL, tomorrow. I really should be in bed. I'm scared that on Tuesday we'll oversleep. I keep telling the boys to go brush their teeth, and go to bed. It's weird having teenagers. They are trying to bribe me with shoulder rubs. It could almost work, they are pretty good at it. Time for us all to sleep, though. So, I have to be tough. LOL.

September is a big birthday month for us. We have b-days in our family on the 8th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 27th, and two on the 28th! Well, I'll be spending tomorrow visiting and knitting. Hope you have a good day, all!!

7 comments:

Whimsical Knitting said...

I love the sewn bind off! Loverly socks! You are a great friend in giving socks to your bud!

Larjmarj said...

Nice work on the socks! Magic stripes discontinued? How silly. It's pretty nice for an inexpensive sock yarn.

alliesw said...

I have a pair of socks with the same problem--my first toe ups, and they were perfect until the bind off--now they languish, waiting for a skinny legged, long narrow footed person to come along and wear them. Because they were toe up, I knit 'til I ran out of yarn....but you make it sound worth the trouble of undoing and redoing!

Charles said...

I saw your blog on Cozy's blog>... You knitting web is is great!! Love the pic!!!

I just say thank you and Visit my knitting blog some time~~~

Bye~~~

Charles said...

I saw your blog on Cozy's blog>... You knitting web is is great!! Love the pic!!!

I just say thank you and Visit my knitting blog some time~~~

Bye~~~

Mindy said...

I had that same probelem with my first toe up sock. On the plus side, the sock is to small and needs to be ripped anyways. I will definetely be trying the sewn bind off.

g-girl said...

magic stripes to be discontinued?? now you know all the socknitters who love self-striping yarn are gonna go out/log on to buy the whole lot since you've made this announcement!