hopping like a bunny

July 24, 2006

eHeeeee

Filed under: Random — hophopusagi @ 1:50 am

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I don’t know why, but things got hairy when I went to do the short-row/heel-flap combo I yoinked off of Knitty’s Baudelaire pattern. I could no longer keep the socks on two needles, it was weird. So I just switched to the good old-fashioned one sock at a time method. I’m doing the second heel now, and when I get to about 3cm of ribbing, I’ll go back to two at once. I’m sure there was a way to do both heels at once, but I just was like, “hur??”.

I had a horrible week involving work drama and a blow out on a scary highway, and I had to take two whole days off because of transportation issues. So that’s why there’s real progress on the socks! I don’t generally knit for long stretches anymore. I had a great weekend, though. I saw ABBA with my sister, sis-in-law, and my niece last night. It was fabulous. The only original members were a drummer and the saxaphonist, but it was reallllllly fun nonetheless. The outfits the two women had on were HILARIOUS!!! One set involved colored spandex, tunics with a fox for one and a rabbit for the other, and gold knee high boots. So strange. Then let’s not forget the satin floor-length white and purple ponchos. So great. We had a lot of fun!

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July 7, 2006

Time? What time?

Filed under: Random — hophopusagi @ 1:27 pm

s4010018.JPGHad a long car trip to Ohio for a funeral/family reunion this past weekend, and I got a lot of knitting done on these sockies. I went with just my parents, and of course Mom loved the socks, so I guess they aren’t for me anymore. What can you do?

I made up the pattern, not hard, really. Cast on 12 sts for both socks using the Turkish cast on method, increase until you have 64, then insert 2×2 ribbing on the front. Turns out you get 7 ridges, so they’re lucky!! Now I have to work out the heel. I hate short row heels– they *NEVER* fit someone with feet over size 9 with high arches. Unless you increase out the ass. Which looks stupid. So I need to find a heel flap that I like.

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