Friday, August 05, 2005

sock advice, please

ok, it's official, i'm frustrated and angry. i have tried 3 times to post pics of the sock i'm making for sockpal2za, for some advice, and the damned thing won't post. sigh. so, you'll get a description.

the yarn i'm using is pretty thick (it's handspun, so there are variations). i'm getting 3 1/3 stitches per inch. yeah, it's that thick. i started out swatching with size 4 needles, but the resulting fabric was too stiff for my taste. so i switched up to size 5 (with 1 size 6 needle thrown in for good measure, i only have 4 size 5's, lol). the fabric for this is softer, but still pretty dense. i decided to go ahead and knit the sock anyway. i've tried it on several times as my pal has the same length and circumfrence as me, and while, yes, this is gonna make a thick sock (think pad around the house thick), it's very comfy. not scratchy, stiff or rough. this is a merino blend. my question is this: should i keep on (i'm almost done with the first sock, and contemplating spinning another bobbinful for the other one), since it is comfortable, or should i rip it, save this for another project, and try to spin thinner? (i can do it, i just thought this would be an adventure, and it has been that, that's for sure!) the sock pal does live in a colder climate. i also intend on tie-dyeing these socks after they are knit (koolaid rocks!). (yes, i know how to be careful about felting, lol). help me please?

i know what i promised, but i gotta tell you guys this. Mark and i finally set a date for the wedding! y'all make sure that september 16, 2006 is available, ya hear? this is semi-tentative, as we have to find a place to have the wedding, and the reception, and since we're only 14 months out, it may be tough (i've heard of halls being reserved 2-3 years out!). any of you omaha/bellevue/papillion/etc denizens (yes, erin, that's you!) have any ideas for parks (we both decided we wanted an outdoor wedding) with nearby halls, please holler at me! and yes, even though i'm not really clear about what my spiritual path is, mark has asked for a christian wedding. i can live with that. especially since the minister he's going to ask is a coworker that we both know. now things get crazy!

You might be a redneck if people are scared to touch your bathrobe (oh my frigging god!)

Pattern of the Day: Basic Entrelac Instructions! TOO COOL!!!!! i've always wanted to know how to do entrelac, but couldn't get past the beginning triangles, in all the instructions. these seem relatively clear, and the following pattern uses it, so i'm going out on a limb!

Have a nice day!


vi said...

I expect unblurry pictures
get a tripod
who has enough trouble with her antique eyeballs
and especially for the WEDDING I want to actually SEE what is going on
congrads deary

TitaniumRose said...

A park with a nearby hall that you'd be able to get with this kind of notice... Hmmm... Off the top of my head no, I don't have any ideas, but I'll see what I can dig up for you. I'm thinking September might not be too bad as it's not part of the traditional busy season for weddings.

alison said...

The socks sound great! And congrats on the wedding. :)

Lynne said...

September 16, eh? My boy and i got married almost a year ago on September 11. Yep, we are giving that date some good karma!

amanda said...

those socks sound great! who wouldn't want house lounging handknit socks? helluva lot better than slippers LOL

CarryFairie said...

Mmmmm...socks sound cozy! I actually bought a pair of socks last year specfically for "lounging around the house" type socks. They are thick, but warm for winter!!!

I say knit away. :)

Leanne said...

Lounging socks rule! Can't wait to see them.