November 08, 2005
Sugar, nanana na nana, honey, honey
Sugary socks for my honey nana:
Don't ask how*, but while working on my dad's scarf** and the Grumpecue***, I also managed to turn the heel on the first sock.
So far this project is working out wonderfully! The yarn is great to look at and to knit with, the pattern is simple to memorize, and I think Grandma will like the results.
After turning the heel, I switched from US 0s to US 1s - with all that additional ribbing and cabling in the cuff (but no additional stitches), I think the sock would become unbearably tight if I continued on the 0s. Then I checked the original pattern and it actually instructs the knitter to do something similar. This great process is called unventing - coming up with something clever that has, well, already been done. Very satisfying nonetheless!
*How? Some kind of stomach bug. It's not pretty. I had to take the day off today, and I'm still feeling very icky. However, plenty of knitting time between all the naps ;).
**Dad's scarf is more than halfway done! Click here for a sneak peek! The folks at Yarn Country where I bought the yarn have been very responsive, and a fifth ball of Karabella Aurora 8 is on its way. The written pattern is in the final stages of revision, but I'm stuck for a name! Suggestions are very welcome!
***Not that much Grumpecue progress, but I spoke to the mom of the future recipient today for the first time in a while, and was promptly reminded to get crackin'!
Eh, I'm not so sure I like the asterisk thing, but, hey, it was worth a try!