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Friday, December 07, 2012

On the Needles


I am working with the leftover Wool-Ease from the socks I was working on while Ernie was having his first knee replacement 2 years ago!  It doesn't seem like it was that long ago.  I wanted a pair of short socks just to slip on when I have cold feet.  These will work nicely. And they are knitting up quick with 48 stitches on size 5 needles and will count as my 12th pair for the 12 in 2012 Challenge.  And will get one more bag a leftovers out of the bin.


The crocheted scarf is a super quick and easy project.  It's called Urban Shells.  I used Vanna's Choice and a size I hook.  I only made 3 ridges instead of 4.  I don't think I have any more of this yarn in the bin--I keep forgetting to look and it looks like I have to call this one almost finished or go look.  Right now it measures 54" and will work but if I have any more yarn, I'll make it longer.  If not, it will be a shorty.  I'm not buying another skein.  I don't even know how much yarn this is because it was in a ball.


Do these socks make my feet look short?  I have not idea. Before I started to decrease for the toes, I measured and I swear on a stack of Bibles that I saw 7" on that tape.  I was so excited......so I kept right on working after Ernie went to bed.  I explained that I was bound and determined to finish them Friday night so they would be done in November.  I had just finished closing the 2nd toe when he came out and I'm sitting there with tears streaming down my face.  I told him they were too short......I had re-measured and had messed them up.  The foot only measured 6".  He said to start over.  WHAT???  These are finished!  Crazy man!!!  I'm thinking of taking the toes out and making them the right size.  But until I make up my mind.  This is pair 11 finished this year.




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not long ago I did the same thing with a pair of socks. I measure by my 7" needles and had accidentally picked up a 6" needle. I told mom she could have them because she has tiny feet but once I tried them on, they fit just fine but I still gave them to her. I'm betting that when you wear them, they'll be fine. I think I'm going to start knitting the foot on my socks to 6-1/2" instead of 7".

Judy Laquidara said...

Well, heck . . that was me and I'm not trying to be anonymous! Just having one of those "can't do anything right" days!

Diane Wagner said...

Judy, Your projects look great. Sorry the socks are a bit short. (I usually have the problem of making them a tad too long.) Perhaps you can set them aside for a while and decide on fixing them or not later. You might find someone to gift them to in the meantime. Happy knitting!

Teresa B said...

I think they look beautiful. One day I'm going to be brave and have a go at working out how to knit socks. At the moment I'm just in awe of anybody who can knit such lovely things.

Nancy said...

I've done the opposite and knit the foot too long before adding the toes. I had giant socks! I frogged to make them the correct size.

Marei said...

Men! They just don't get it, do they? The socks are beautiful whatever size they are. Your #12 pair are sure coming along quickly. Congrats -- a little early -- on getting your 12 pair done in 2012. (I know you'll make it)

Judy S. said...

If they don't fit you, I'll bet you could gift 'em to someone! Love that scarf, and thanks for the link.