Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Entrelac Socks

Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog on February 9, 2008.

Sock Pattern: “Interweave Holiday Knits – 2007 Issue”
Yarn: Knitpicks Essentials /Cape Cod Needles: Size 2

When I started these socks I had the intent to gift them. As I progressed with the socks, I quickly realized this was not my best work so I will have to knit some other gift. These are some of the problems I encountered.

The pattern called for Size 1 needles (yikes!!). I decided to use Size 2 which later caused problems. There is a 24 stitch decrease after the cuff and a 24 stitch increase after the entrelac portion of the leg and that is where I encountered problems. There is a “hole” appearance everywhere I increased. I’m sure had I used size 1, the appearance would have been quite different. My tension was also off as I was trying to decide whether or not to use the short or the long dps. Using the shorter ones is easier.

A close-up of the pattern!
We’ve had over 17″ of snow this week and it is snowing now. I curtailed some of my activities today as a result. I did get together with a friend as planned last evening and again today.

As for the snow, I am quite winter weary. I was unable to drive my car into work one day this week and had to take a bus. After standing outside in the elements for 1 1/2 hours for a bus that never came because it was stranded in another town, and the whirling of sirens in the distance, I returned home. What a waste of time as I had to claim vacation time at work for my absence. We did have a little humor at the bus stop as we watched cars drive around the block several times as all road outlets were bogged down. There was a guy standing at the bus stop wearing only a “muscle shirt”. Wonder if he came down with pneumonia.

I am having a sleep apnea test tomorrow evening and wonder if I can knit for awhile though hooked up to wires. They claim there will be no movement restrictions. More doctor’s appointments early week as well. Wish me luck!

Happy Knitting!

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