Wednesday, September 12, 2007

One Down One Started

I finally sat down and did the toe and kitchener! (about a week or so, ago) I'm really happy with the fit and mostly happy with how it looks. (in spite of the odd pooling thing it did) I'm hoping that the second sock looks something like the first =) If not, it doesn't matter that much.

I've started the second sock, I'm about 4 rounds into the cuff. It took me until yesterday to start it. The idea of sitting in a waiting room can make even the most stubborn case of SSS take a back seat.

I was looking at it the other day and I noticed that the ribbing on the inside of the sock looks much nicer than the ribbing on the outside. Does this mean I have tighter tension on my purl stitches than I do on my knit stitches? VERY interesting. Not interesting enough to make me purl every round, but interesting nonetheless.

I didn't have much left in the ball I was using, this is all there was left. Of course I have about 3 more balls, because I made a separate ball every time there was a knot, so that I would know how much yarn there was between breaks. No false sense of security.

As for me and my continuing saga of downs and further down, I had a down week last week, but I seem to be coming out of this week. It sort of feels like I'm climbing a hill. I can only get about halfway up the hill, before sliding back down. I can't seem to top the hill to get past whatever this obstacle is. So that's what I'm working towards now. I could use some positive vibes or whatever you call it. =) I know it really helps. Thanks everyone!

Hopefully I'll have some progress to show in a day or two.

5 comments:

shannon said...

I actually like the pooling on this sock, it looks like neapolitan ice cream!! reminds so much of my childhood. Happy thoughts :)

Keep climbing girl.

lobstah said...

I was going to make the ice cream comparison too! The colors are so pretty.

Robin said...

Reminds me of Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream...and I like the chocolate pooling!

Tracy said...

Zinging positive waves at ya!

isabelle aka Tricotine said...

I know that I purl tighter than I knit. My stockinette wrong side is sort of striped...

I have heard on Knitty Gritty that the best way to fix this problem is to knit with tow different size needles, using the smaller size for purling.

I have never tried yet, as that difference in tension is only visible on the wrong side of the work. I guess I will try the day I will make - if ever, because I don't like it too much - a reverse stockinette project...