Socks that Rock… or not
This one clearly rocks: It fits great now, and I have 22 g left. I started with 52 g, so I used 30 g for the foot. I have the idea that knowing that will help me somehow with my cuff down socks, but since one is over 64 stitches, the other over 76, I'm not sure how yet. Speaking of cuff down... I'm a little less than thrilled with the pooling - I was hoping for them to look more like Cara's sock here, which is the same exact yarn. So my question to you jaywalkers out there - how long did you go before you found you couldn't put the sock on? Right now, I can get it easily over my heel, and it could even be tighter around my leg, but clearly, I'm not very far into the cuff. I'm thinking that maybe if I make up a smaller size (I figure I can do 6 stitches between the increases/decreases instead of 7), I might solve the pooling problem. I'm already on US 1s, which for me is pretty small (I'm a tight knitter, so normally I end up using one size above suggested needle size), and I like the fabric I'm getting now, just not the pooling. Anyway, the two socks on two circular thing has gotten easier now that there's more fabric, but clearly the major downfall is that I had to knit twice as much to get to this point where I think things might not be working out. I'm taking these with me on my trip, but they're probably not going to get as much focus until I figure this one. Look what I found when I was in Bakersfield (my dad actually suggested that we go to the yarn store - he was kidding, but he said it, so we went). I had no idea they came in clear blue! Before any of you ask, I bought one for me, one for my sister, and one to give away in a contest that I haven't figured out yet. I cannot get anymore because my father will disown me if I call him and ask him to pick up chibis for me. :P Anyway, this one has the standard large bent tipped needles, so it's only exciting if you have a chibi problem (and a blue problem!) like I clearly do.