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Monday, July 18, 2005

Sock It to Me

Moved right along with my sock pal's crusoe socks in Diamusee fine. managed to get all the way to turning the heel when I decided to test the waters and try it on. No amount of give was going to get this sucker on. No wonder...I was so excited to get the sock started I neglected to do one very important task...GAUGE! So a froggin' we will go. I will need to get myself size 2 double-pointeds and really want to get another set of Brittany's so I will be close to a LYS on the other side of the bay tomorrow during lunch. Then I can get started once again. The pattern is really great and easy...looking forward to making my pair in the koigu that I liberated from Cast on Cottage. Here is my sock pal's sock pre-frog so you can see the patterning:


Crusoe for my sock pal pre-frog Posted by Picasa

I didn't let this setback spoil my knitting pleasure this weekend. I picked up my size 5's and started to knit up Alison's ankle sock pattern after my recent purchase of Cascade Fixation at Knit N Knibble. I am really digging the feel for this thread...tug, tug, tug...making that stitch tight! However, I needed to frog this one and start again as it was my first attempt at a short row heel. I used Priscilla Gibson-Roberts' yarn-over method and it was an utter disaster with a capital D. So I started again and decided to try the wrap method but this time I put in a lifeline. Didn't need it so I am on to the foot. This pair of denim'ish socks will be going up to NC to my friend Adria once they are done, which looks like it will be a fast knit!


Ankle sock fwith Cascade Fixation Posted by Picasa

20 Comments:

  • At 8:52 PM, Blogger alison said…

    Great job on that heel! Too bad that the Crusoe sock had to go. Better luck on the second try!

     
  • At 11:32 AM, Blogger amanda said…

    so, would you say you have a fixation fixation? i do...must buy more :O)

     
  • At 12:17 PM, Blogger Samantha said…

    Wow. Those are beautiful socks. I may have to make myself a pair!

     
  • At 9:05 AM, Blogger Donna said…

    I'm considering the Crusoe pattern for my pal - I've heard it can be tight and doesn't have a lot of give, so don't feel bad! The sock was beautiful!

     
  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger Phoebe said…

    Thanks everyone for the vote of confidence! No Brittany #2s at Flying Needle in Belleair so I need to wait till Sat to get to my other LYS to recast Crusoe. But digging Alison's ankle socks in the meantime. Amanda has it right I do have a fixation on fixation!

     
  • At 12:37 PM, Blogger Karlie said…

    I found the same thing when I tried to make Crusoe socks, that they were WAY too small. I guess my gauge was off too!

     
  • At 2:58 PM, Blogger Lauren said…

    I love the colors in your sock pal yarn. I was going to knit Crusoe socks too, but I found that the pattern was kind of a pain. So my Pal will be getting some nice cabled socks now.

     
  • At 1:51 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

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  • At 2:34 PM, Blogger Rod said…

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  • At 11:23 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

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  • At 11:55 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

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  • At 1:34 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

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  • At 5:56 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

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  • At 7:58 PM, Blogger Rod said…

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  • At 12:22 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

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  • At 8:26 PM, Blogger Rachel said…

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  • At 12:09 AM, Blogger Rod said…

    Nice blog Phoebe. Your posts were interesting reading. I was looking for yarn related information and found your site. I have a yarn site. You can find everything about knitting stitches, needles, machines, magazines and more. Please try and visit it, see what you think
    and enjoy!

     
  • At 4:47 PM, Blogger Rod said…

    Fantastic blog you've got here Phoebe, I was looking for free knitting patterns related information and found your site. I have a free knitting patterns site. You can find everything about knitting stitches, needles, machines, magazines and more. Stop by and check it out when you can. Enjoy!

     
  • At 11:37 PM, Blogger Rachel said…

    Hi there Phoebe, I was just browsing, looking for how to knit related information and found your blog. Very Nice! I have a how to knit site. You can find everything about knitting stitches, needles, machines, magazines and more. Please visit, check it out and enjoy!
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