Thursday, December 23, 2010

Second Sock Syndrome

I have completed one EXTREMELY AWESOME piratey looking cushy ol' sock.
Here is a picture of a small portion of it:

It is really sweet.

Sweetness aside, I have 2 feet.
I have 1 sock.
I have 5 empty sock needles.
I have 3 half-knit balls of wool-ease.
I have 0 desire to knit the second sock.

I don't know anybody with only one foot.
I have considered just putting a loop on the top and making it into a really badass christmas stocking for my son, but I like them so much I'd want them all year round.
So I am doomed to making a second one.

I don't want to.

Just wait though. One day I'll post a picture of me wearing 2 really awesome piratey socks. Yes indeedy.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A thouroughly depressing announcement.

My Cable Coat Does Not Fit.
Okay that's putting it rather boldly. In fact it does fit. Or would fit. But somehow the arms turned out wrong.
I know I knitted them correctly, I have the notes to prove it.
I checked off every single row by hand on paper.
I knitted the sleeves at the same time so they have the same decreases and everything.
And yet... They do not fit into the armholes. It looks as though the sleeves are raglan and the shoulder is a set-in.
It's very depressing.

After I miserably tried sewing in varying ways to avoid bunching or sagging in any way, I came to the Ultimate Decision: I'm going to frog the sleeves.
However, since I'm relatively certain that the error is on the part of the pattern not on my part, I'm going to have to redesign the sleeves so they fit.

1)Frog sleeves
2) Sew side seams
3) Pick up stitches around shoulder
4) Knit sleeves down from there

So I guess there needs to be another step.
Step 0) Do some math and figure out how many decreases over how many inches you need to make the sleeves fit.

It's a good thing, really, because the sleeves were coming out baggy at the armpit and tight at the wrist, and much too short for my liking.

Still, depressing. I don't want to touch it until the new year. It's hiding in a drawer.