Thursday, September 21, 2006

sockenmulenfest

yes, i know that's not a real german word, but i can pretend, right? the english translation is not as exciting ... sock mule !



well, i didn't know what else to do ...

i am knitting two socks from the same ball ... one knitted from the yarn from the outside, and one knitted from the yarn pulled from the center.

so, when i'm knitting the one from the outside, i put the "inner" sock into a little ziplock and stuff it inside the ball (so the yarns don't tangle as i knit the "outer" sock).

i suppose i could had rewound the ball into two separate balls, using my scale and ballwinder. hmmm ....

by the way, the sock inside has a completed heelflappen (ha! ha!) and i'm about to do the same to the mate.

9 comments:

amanda cathleen said...

Your tiger socks are coming along wonderfully. Sock mule *snicker* I've been thinking about buying a scale, any recomendations?

javede said...

hehe...heelflappen *lol*
I love the colors of the socks!

Tygher Knits said...

Heee! Heelflappen! I love made up German .. it's so fun!

gray la gran said...

hey amanda,
i use a 5 lb postal scale i picked up at the office supply store, brand name pelouze. i got it a few years ago to weigh my backpacking gear. it has both grams and ounces. the first one i bought i returned, because i suspected it was off when i weighed something of a known wt. came up off by a couple of grams.

Anonymous said...

are the socken waschmaschinenfest????

gray la gran said...

yes! these socks are totally capable of having a washing machine festival !

Alisha said...

I love the colors!!! Those are going to be great socks!

RheLynn said...

gorgeous!

pinky said...

They always say: the only thing better than a topflappen is a heelflappen!! Let's have a laundry party!