So remember, I fell off the bike, right? Yes well...I was knitting along and realized that if I kept knitting with the bigger needle, the socks would be way too loose. Bugger! I also came to realize that knitting on said larger needle also meant that I could do more repeats before starting the heel! Yup, ribbit. I frogged and added more length to the leg and once I hit the heel, I changed to a smaller needle.
Success! Not only does the foot fit great since it's smaller/tighter, but knitting the leg portion on the larger needle successfully accommodates my fatathletic legs!! Woohoo!
soooo close to the end!
Didn't I say that knitting on the smaller needle gave stripes?! See? It really does! Yay!
See, I didn't grow up riding a bicycle like a lot of kids and I didn't learn until later in life. So for me, that saying "It's like riding a bike! You don't forget!" doesn't really hit home for me. Even now when I get on a bike I wonder how far I'll be able to go before wiping out in the gravel.
While knitting away on the Monkeys I knew that at some point I'd have to shake those cobwebs out and try to figure out how to knit those short rows again for the heel. eep. Ack. Could I do it? Well, check it out...very PG-R (Priscilla Gibson-Roberts) indeed. It was like falling off a bike! After the first turn, I was off and moving...the rest...history.
So the yarny goodness that was wound into a cake...has transformed! Et voila:
I must knit both at once.
I am not one who loves knitting socks. Even though they are such a tiny, portable project sometimes the almost endless number of tiny stitches is too much for me to handle. Especially if they have an intricate pattern. egad. How do the rest of you do it? Keep track of it? You're in line, knitting away...k3, y0, k2tog...what? You're ready for me? crap! Put knitting down. Forget where I was. ribbit!! And then you risk having to do the whole thing over again? No thanks. I will just get them both done at once and never put the knitting down until the end of a row.
I <3 the Monkey sock pattern found here. I thought that the new yarn would be the perfect candidate! If you're lucky and have smaller feet, or are knitting for someone with small feet, using US1 makes stripes (yay!) instead of pooling (boo! As you can see I had to move up to US2.). I still like the way these look. I adore orange and I love turquoise blue. These remind of me of koi for some reason even though I have never seen a turquoise koi.