Friday, January 26, 2007

Greetings from the Deep Freeze (Heather)

One subway sock down...



One to go...


(chapstick included for scale)

I am chronically worried about running out of yarn, and when you are dealing with socks of epic proportions, one perhaps has a valid reason to worry. If the proprietors of my local post office weren't so grumpy, I would ask them to weigh the remaining yarn for me, but as it is, I think I will just play it by ear.

You guys brought up some important things to consider with the log cabin blanket... I will have to ponder further. I didn't really expect such support for option #2! Portability is not crucial to this project, but it would make it more convenient.

Gen asked about the tidiness of my seams: I am twisting each picked-up stitch by knitting through the back of the loop, and I am really happy with how tight a seam this produces. I don't know if this is recommended, but since I am a loose knitter, I think it really improves the look of my squares. Also, I am using wool, not cotton, which has a very forgiving amount of elasticity.

Any suggestions for her on picking up stitches more neatly?

Now, to cast on for the second sock before I get distracted...

6 comments:

Samantha said...

I think your real concern is freezing to death. Oh wait...maybe that's just my concern..

Heather G. said...

It is actually nicely warm in my apartment, and they finally lifted the extreme cold warning about an hour ago. So things are not as dire as they seem.

Adriana said...

Nice sock! How bad is the SSS with those giant socks?

It's still very cold here. I think I may need to move the wrist warmers to the top of my list.

Genevieve said...

I'm more concerned about the fact that the middle part of my blanket is more like a turtle shell than a blanket. But the seams are a problem too. They're just not tight at all.

spillyjane said...

i am always freaking worried about running out of sock yarn...which is why one of my socks (in a pair) usually features band of colourwork. it kills time and space and saves on my MC yarn.

Rachel said...

I strongly recommend that you invest in a basic digital kitchen scale -- I use mine constantly to weigh remaining yarn for all kinds of projects. It can totally put your mind at ease (or send you into a spiral of panic). It's also good to weigh a ball of yarn before you start it because sometimes the weight is not quite the same as what the ballband says!

The first subway sock looks great!