Needle to Needle
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Anticipation...... excitement ....... a little trepidation ....... excitement ........
Sock Summit registration day is here and registration opens in about 1-1/2 hours.
Positive thinking. I will be able to go and I will have a wonderful time. There will be no emergencies or disappointments that will prevent me from attending. You know what they say about all work and no play..... dull, duller, dullest.
Lets see, list of classes, check, alternative classes, check, source of funds, check, fingers at the ready, check. Now what do I do for the next 1-1/2 hours. Oh! I should set an alarm cuz it would be just like me to lose track of time and miss it.
Yipeeeee!! I got my classes. It was a little nerve racking - I could not register right away because the wave of knitters evidently crashed the server. Memories of the one time I tried to register for Madrona began to surface in my thoughts. (There was a major glitch, could not register, waited for them to fix their glitch, classes all full, stayed home.) But that didn't happen this time!
I am making a thingy for my water bottle. I like to have ice water in my classes at the college but it makes my bottle piddle on the desk. I have cotton yarn and a crochet hook, so what is stopping me??
I just don't have a lot of know-how, especially with the beginning/end of the round.....
Ah, well.... no worries. It still works.
Edited to add the finished product:
Easy color play
I wanted to knit some easy socks, but I wanted something with a little interest to it.
I chose my favorite cuff. I like the picot edge.
Next, I chose a color to purl. I chose blue on one sock and green on the other. I found that it works best to choose a color that has a short length and shows up every other round. It creates garter stitch, which adds nice texture and is visually interesting.
Eye of partridge heel flap with a garter stitch edge. I like the way the heel flap stitch blurs the colors , and then the garter stitch edge makes nice tidy stripes of color.
I went down a needle size starting at the gusset. The stripes changed character and reversed direction.
Fine stripes of color over the toe decreases made the colors more condensed there.
Fun and easy. Just what I needed.
Yarn: Socks that Rock.
Needles: 2.5 mm and 2.0 mm.
This is Odd Day! I almost missed it.