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22. January 2009 16:48
by Jobo

Doesn't Everybody like CHOCOLATE?... socks?

22. January 2009 16:48 by Jobo | 3 Comments

Making progress on my new socks... the photos don't reflect it, but Im past the heel on both Socks now!  I decided I should work in Tandem so that I could make the cuffs as long as possible.  I don't know why, but I find it freezing cold at work this winter, and my homemade sock collection seems to be making a difference, so the longer the better. 

The pattern I chose is This one - Salis Socks by Julia Riede, that I found on Ravelry as a free download.

Distinguishing features:

  • easy to memorize repeating "fishtails" on foot and leg (4 repeats in a round)
  • Toe-up construction, no specific instructions though, use your own method
  • Modified Short Rows Heel (very Neat!  I like the way this fits my foot!)

On another note, I managed to break 2 of my Lantern Moon Needles (GASP!)  I had been worried about the bendyness and potential breakage, and I guess within reason.  I had carried my knitting around with me in my purse for a week, but had not encountered any problems... and then doing a pattern row, maybe I had twisted my yarn tighter than I thought, but I broke 2 needles doing a single row.  I won't lie to you and tell you I didn't swear a bit (lot) when it happened...

 I was ticked off thinking that I had just broken 2 five-dollar toothpicks, but I called Lantern Moon, who very impressively - Stand by their products!  they said they would send me out a replacement for the broken ones.  Now I'm not sure if they will send a whole set, or it there will be just replacements for the 2 I broke... but either way, I was very excited that I would be able to salvage the set I have, especially since you can't buy them around here.  Now that's telephone customer service!

Work has been quite overwhelming lately, so I will gladly go home tonight, hit the couch, maybe even turn on the fireplace, and knit until I'm ready to fall asleep.  Excellent way to zone out after a hard day.

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