Monday, October 23, 2006

My First Sock Triumph!

Here it is, in all it's first sock glory!

It is finished, and I am so anxious to cast on for the second sock I can hardly see straight. What a rush! Thanks to everyone who helped in this crazy process, including my Secret Pal 9 and Charlene from Sensational Knitted Socks. Sock knitting is SOOOO worth it! I will pose with them on once I have a pair. (I couldn't seem to take a picture with the sock on without making my ankle look extremely fat. I will get help with The First Pair of Socks in Use photo shoot.) Will I be able to sleep tonight? Probably not! More knitting? Bring it on! And yea to Socktoberfest!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

How Fantastic!

Thanks Charlene for responding to my question so quickly! I'm now knitting down the foot, looking forward to the toe. But I have another question. In the next section, on page 36, under Toe Shaping, it says Knit to marker. According to the section above, the markers were no longer needed, and I removed them. So do I need to place another marker somewhere? Sorry I keep asking all these questions. As I'm sure everyone has noticed, I am a brand new sock knitter and sometimes need things spelled out before I grasp the concept! Can't wait to post a pic of my finished sock!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

New & Needing Help!

Hi! I'm brand new to this KAL, and am so impressed with the socks I am seeing! I am presently working on my first sock ever, using the garter rib pattern. Things have been going fairly well until tonight. I am using 2 circulars. I am to the Foot point on page 36 where she tells me to rearrange stitches so that instep stitches are on needle 1 and sole stitches are on needle 2. How is this done? My working yarn is in the middle of my sole stitches at this point! Help!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Oriel Race

You're on Ginny! Here is my current SKS project, Oriel (in red) posing with a Child's French Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks:

It's a race, and I'm sorry to say Oriel is not winning... I like the pattern a lot so far (I have only completed 1 1/2 pattern repeats) but I chose to use Knitpicks Essential for the Oriel... and Lorna's Laces for the CFSs. So needless to say, the CFSs are winning...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

All Quiet on the SKS Front?

It's been quiet around here lately, so I thought I would at least post my next wannabe SKS creation.

I'm using Lana Grossa Meilenweit and using the chevron pattern from the book. I did change to a ribbed cuff, since I wasn't crazy about the garter stitch cuff on the Welt Fantastics.

Getting close to the first heel, and I want to get them done for Socktoberfest. Anyone else participating?

I've decided to apply for law school, so I've been calling these my Law School Socks. Unfortunately as I'm studying for the LSAT, I'm learning I really should only do stockinette projects while trying to read.

How about a question for the group? Are there patterns in Sensational Knitted Socks that you have your eye on? Ones that are on your "Want to Knit" List? Any already on the needles? Share your progress shots.