I think the gauges on the two yarns didn’t quite match as well as I was hoping. Could’ve gone with one bigger needle on the face/belly. Also, the eye & nose yarn should be fairly heavy, more like an aran or even bulky, but the worsted I had on hand looks cute too!
I’m goofing around with IFTTT to see if I can convert things that I write in Evernote (because I do that from time to time) into posts on my blog.
Booze, fancy booze, lime, sparkling water…and Tang. Yes, really.
8/4 – started leg pattern. Sort of wish I had an actual cabling needle.
8/21 – dropped a stitch somewhere yesterday. Going to try to pick up today, hoping it’s not actually in the cable! OTOH, I’ve definitely gotten the hang of doing the cabling w/out a cabling needle.
8/31 – started heel flap of sock A.
9/2 – finished heel flap & turning heel.
9/4 – finished heel of sock B.
November – had to go to one at a time for the toes.
12/7 – had dropped for a while after having him try on the first one & it being a smidge too small. Pulled back to end of cabling pattern for toe and reknit with a few extra rows of K1 all around, finished it and length was perfect.
12/15 – omg finally done.
Some thoughts on the rules and the overall experience.
On a few women in history, women who are close to me.
So I had to do some …interesting… things to adjust the heel to two-at-a-time magic loop. Should probably write up.
10/27: getting a little nervous that I’m going to run out of yarn!
11/2: ran out of the Najad, knit in the leftover blue Cascade 200. quite possibly going to run out of that as well, I think I have some Lion something or other in tan if so. (started the toes, though.)
11/3 – managed to finish the toes in the blue! still have to weave in ends & block.
Also used up a bunch of Plymouth Encore Chunky. Other pieces made by Susan & Bridget.
Dead relatives and web stuff.
Trying to get over perfectionism, a fixed mindset, and having been a “smart kid,” all by being terrible at things.