Confession   6 comments

I broke my own rule. I started knitting my Kool-Aid yarn. I just could not resist the combination of using the yarn I dyed to see how it came out, along with my new book on toe-up socks. I have the toe done on one sock, and am working on the foot. No photos yet, but I will take some before I go too much farther.

I did have to adjust the pattern a bit as 1.) I wasn’t quite getting gauge, and 2.) I have a wide foot. Those two things worked out well together, though, I cast on for the wider sock, soon realized if I went up to the number of stitches she suggested it would fit an elephant, so I stopped at the second size , and got a nice wide toe box, yea! And I only repeat the pattern three times across, instead of 4 or 5.

So far I think I like the yarn and the pattern, we will see what the finished product looks like.

I do keep the purple scarf as my portable project, so I knit on it some each day at lunch time, and I will in the car when traveling this weekend.

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Posted July 24, 2013 by salpal1 in what I am making

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  1. Which book are you using? I can’t wait to see your socks, I started the second of the pair I am making. It’s funny, but after accumulating 3 books on toe up socks, I don’t use any of them. I follow a YouTube video I found and do plain stockinette. I’m so boring. 😉
    Maybe I’ll work my way up to fancy socks someday.

    Kathryn Rubidoux
    • I am using “terrific toe up socks, knit to fit” by Janet rehfeldt. I confess I chose it because it was the least expensive book, but I like it because she tells you the “real” way to cast on, then her way which is easier, and I like easy! She also goes through the various ways you can do each step, then gives you the patterns. So while at first there is a bit of flipping around the book, you do get to customize the pattern to your foot and knitting style.

  2. I want pictures 😦

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