Thursday, September 14, 2006
yeah! i finished a sock!
whooo hoooo !
that's a lot of sock ! but, it was a fairly quick knit, because of the gauge. i usually knit socks with finer yarns and needles. i still have to weave in some ends on the inside color changes, and probably eventually put some elastic in around the ribbing. they fit nice and snug around my legs, but i'm not going to give gravity the opportunity to turn my socks into ankle warmers.
this sock weights 52 grams. so, here's where knitting theory comes in ... with 4 skeins of naturespun, one could easily knit 2 pairs of socks (though the second pair could not have as high a leg or as long a foot). or, the knitter could use the leftovers for a pair of gloves !
so, before second sock syndrome strikes, i should get off this computer and cast on for the mate.
but, before i do that, say hello to a little bug-a-boo finger puppet. this was knitted by ms. rrrrrrita ... his little arm fell off, and i thought he was just too cute! he was suppose to be donated for a benefit auction, but i guess not too many people would want a 5-armed bug. and of course, i ooooh'd and awwwww'd enough to drop the hint that it wanted to come live with me!