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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Have you checked out the Spring issue of Knitty.com? Out of 18 designs, 4 are for socks. So socks are a big spring/summer project. They are small and easy to carry around. They could get you started on your gift knitting, Christmas is still going to come around before you expect it, again. They might be more colourful if knit in the summer. I know in one of Elizabeth Zimmermann's books she says that it's best to knit mittens in May. There is no hurry for them so you can take your time and make them as fancy as you like. I like that, knit Fancy socks in summer.

Are you knitting socks this summer?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Darn It

Darning is fun. Hmm maybe not. I was handed a damaged sock where half of the cast on at the top of the ribbing of my husbands sock was totally unraveled. It seems that this is the spot that goes first on his socks.
He has size 11 feet and very narrow feet. So I knit his socks with a 9" circumference. But I guess getting that cast on over his heel is the problem. These socks were knit from the top up but the lesson learned here is that next time I will cast on (or cast off as the case may be) for the 10" circumference.
I picked up the open stitches with the tiniest needles I have and then cast off again with the right sized needle adding in some increases as I went. I just have the ends to sew in and I'm done. I expect the matching sock to be coming to my knitting repair shop soon.