Friday, March 02, 2007

Earning My Stripes

It's been a while since I've posted! What can I say -- work, life, out of town trips, etc.

The ZimmerZipper sweater is still waiting for a trip to my sister's for machine sewing the steek. I ditched the crochet steek idea when I realized how thick that would make the zipper area. Hopefully this will happen this weekend some time. Sisters are the best. Love your sister! Especially if she has a sewing machine and knows how to use it.

So I've concentrated, when I've had the chance to knit, on my Bomb Pop Socks. Oh, the trials and tribulations. I finished the first sock -- twice -- the first time, thinking I was running out of yarn, I put the toe decreases in too early. Turns out I had plenty. So I ripped backed and added half an inch to the sock. Then I decided the baby cable ribbing, while decorative and all, detracts from the stripiness that I went to great pains to dye into the yarn. So I started the second sock as a more straightforward plain sock.

And now I'm seriously thinking of changing it again. Grrr. Here's the deal. I want this to really show off the stripes, and I think a toe up sock with the short-rowed toes and heel would do that best. I'd finally gotten back to embracing gussets and picking up stitches and turning heels, but I think the toe-up method would just work best. I've been spending entirely too much time on these socks, but I need them to be right.

One of these days I will knit another pair of socks.


  1. I dunno - I kind of like the baby cable ribs.....

  2. Funny you should say that, Janna. Someone at the knitters meetup said she really liked it to. I think familiarity is slowly breeding contempt.

    I did start over, and I'm pretty happy. I will definitely use the bable cable rib -- but probably on a solid or semi-solid color.

  3. I'm just pleased to see that the stripes actually stripe - which is what we went to a lot of trouble to achieve. Hooray!