Saturday, April 07, 2007

Model Railways

Hope everyone enjoyed the previous April Fool's Day post. Rest assured I didn't knit any more of these, although with a light freeze expected tonight, maybe I should have. It's too wet and miserable to be out harvesting the loquat "crop" today, so they might be a loss. On the upside, I still have lots of jam left over from last year.

I finished the Gentleman's Sock(s) in Railway Stitch this morning. I had to redo the toe on the second sock. I was fiddling with the stitches after completing the Kitchener grafting, when the yarn got snagged. I couldn't do anything with it -- there was this random 2" loop of yarn right on the toe of the sock! Desperate times call for desperate measures, and I took a pair of scissors to one corner of the toe, unraveled a few rounds, spliced the yarn, and tried it again. Much better the second time around.

It's such a gray and miserable day today that I couldn't get a good picture of these. They fit well, and they're definitely outside the box labeled "Dark Colors that Steven Likes and Wears All the Time." There are a lot of socks in that box.

If I can get motivated about it, I may tack down the collar on the ZimmerZipper Cardigan and get that blocked this weekend. I hadn't bothered finishing it, thinking that I wouldn't have a chance to wear it for at least another 7 months. It sure would have come in handy today.


  1. I love these pumpkin-y socks!

    I started my Kool-Aid yarn this week...

  2. Those socks are fabulous! Where was the pattern from?

  3. The pattern is the Gentleman's Fancy Sock, on p. 37 of Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks.

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