Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Sock it to Me...
Okay, here's the progress on the Lorna's Laces socks. I wish the picture had come out better. The golds in the yarn aren't nearly as orange as they appear in the photo. This fits me pretty well so far - yay me! I think the trick was finally settling on a hook 2 sizes larger than called for in the family (mostly because I don't have a C hook, and couldn't find a D... Looks like it worked out. I estimated the gauge - I'm not good with being too precise.) I actually attempted two different sock patterns before settling on this one. The other two weren't working out for me (one was working out too small, even having checked my gauge, the other was a boring stitch pattern and I didn't think I'd make it through 2 whole socks if I wasn't enjoying it.
So, like my classy stitch markers? The purple one matches the yarn. The green one...well, it was closest to my hand when I needed it. Can't beat proximity for a stitch marker! (For me, the same thing goes when it comes to bookmarks...whatever thin object is closest will hold my spot fine.)
Well, tomorrow morning I have a meeting that starts at the same time I get in, so I
really need to be on time to work. Hopefully early, since I'll want time to grab some paper and a cup of tea first. Wish me luck! (Anyone reading this who knows me and my problems with timeliness know how bad I need the luck!)