Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I'm having mixed success in the 2010 Ravelympics. The rules said to Challenge Yourself and I figured the December kit from the Lord of the Strings Sock Club would fit the bill, with its elaborate colorwork and charts. Sigh. First off I couldn't manage to knit at the specified gauge (11 sts/inch! Yikes!) so even the smallest size was too big for me. Rip. Then I decided to modify the pattern with fewer stitches. It should go faster, right? The leg turned out OK, but my mods to the square heel didn't turn out too well, on one side anyway. No more ripping, I soldiered on. Now I've reached the foot, and have succumbed to the siren call of faster/easier socks. I cast on a Roza's Sock with the new Malabrigo Sock I've been dying to try, and am almost done with the first one already. And it feels good!