Monday, June 28, 2010
A Toe Tale
Some knitting to show for. I finished the Opal superwash socks last night. I opted to let them be sisters, not identical twins. I think they will be very fun for whoever gets to wear them. I liked the yarn because it was not prone to splitting.
When I got to the finish of the toe yesterday, I had my usual issue. I like a 3 needle bind off. I don't know why but I can knit a sock really well and mess it up on the last 16 stitches. When I turned it back to right side out, there were a few loose stitches. at at the toe seam ......argh.
I had visiions of just ripping back the toe close, or ripping back to the start of the toe decreases, and worst case ripping the entire sock out . Somehow I carefully, slowly and very deliberately concentrated my way to success. I went back a few rows from the bind off, and managed to pick up the stitches well enough to bind off again. Second time success.
Up next: more summer sox. Friend Karen likes the way WeNDY happy knits up. The price was right. The colors are ice creams and the start will come later today.
Al is going to knit the pig socks. I will be so happy to post them sometime in the future.
Have a happy day
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