Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sock Update

Last night I completed my first pair of socks. Ever.  Yay for me!  I give them to my child to put on so that I could see them.  She puts them on and runs off into her room to play.  She comes back five minutes later with socks in hand and says, "Mama, you need finish these."  Jack and I look at her, confusion on our faces. "Em, what do I need to do to finish these?"  She lifts one of he legs Harpo style and says, "You need to make it go up here."  She points to the very top of her thigh and then runs back to her room.  My child wants me to make tights. I'm never gonna win in the end, am I?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rachel's First Epistle to Her Second Sock

November 9, 2010

Dear Sock,

I know we reached a milestone last night.  Your heel was successfully completed and it looks just like the picture.  The thing is... I have to go to work now.  As a matter of fact would you please stop calling for me at every stop light to pull you out.  I realize that I could get a good 7 or 8 stitches at the 5 lights between  daycare and work.  It's just not safe. I really don't want to explain to the police officer that will pull me over for distracted driving that I "just had to finish my sock."  I don't think he will understand.

I promise that when you are done that you will be loved just as much as your sister.  Just take a look at this picture.

I promise that she will love you just as much if not more because you will fit better.  I solemnly swear that as soon as I get home you'll have some work done and will be done in a day or so.


Rachel the Novice Knitter

Monday, November 1, 2010

It's Looking like a sock!

So far so good.  It's starting to look like an actual garment that might be worn by my child.  She's very excited about getting them. And I'm having a blast making them.  They are the perfect lunch time entertainment.   The needles are Knit Picks Options Circulars that are nickel plated, size 3mm. They are a very smooth knit if a little too slippery for me.  I also, have a wood needle. I will try that one for the next pair.

The video below is the one that flipped the lightbulb on for the Magic Loop method.
 The Knit Witch is a lovely site where she sells hand dyed yarn.  She also sells these great pottery yarn bowls that her  husband makes. As soon as I find a safe place to knit I'm getting one.