Saturday, July 29, 2006
Right now I'm on a sock knitting kick. They are easy, and I love the results -- especially wearing them! LOL I usually knit a basic sock for myself, this time I didn't do left or right toes, but a "normal" toe. I have another pair that are ready for the gusset, so it won't be too long before I can complete them and wear them too. Which is good, because the socks I finished in 1999 are finally wearing out. I keep a list of Finished Objects (FOs) and my list tells me that I finished the pair that completely wore out on May 17, 1999. So, they lasted 6 years of weekly use. Not bad return of my time and effort!
This pair, I'm surprised to see in the picture, isn't as tightly knit in the toes. I think I'm going to have to go down a needle size to a 00 for the heels and toes in the future with Opal yarn. Rats!
This is Opal Crocodile, I have enough more for 3 pairs in the black/red, 4 pairs in the plum/black, and one in blue/black. I'm not sure it will all become socks, still pondering over other uses. I tried mitered squares with black contrast, I may go back to that but use a different contrast color. A shawl just using the plum/black? I don't know. Still thinking.