Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sock it to Me

My work on the Boot Socks for Horsey Girl is ongoing. I have not worked on it non-stop but it still seems to be going very slowly and I still have another entire sock to knit! I know that many people get hooked on socks but so far I'm not feeling the attraction. Maybe after I turn the heel - I hear that is a monumental occasion. I do think the sock will be pretty when it is done but I'm bummed at how the striping is turning out. The stripes were looking nice and then the pattern calls for a decrease from 80 to 70 stitches. As you can see, then the yarn started pooling. Oddly enough, when I decreased from 70 to 60 it started striping again. It seems amazing to me that a mere 10 stitches - barely over a 12% change - can make such a difference. I think this pattern should come with a warning to use a solid color. I'll let you know if I'm hooked after I turn that heel!

Also many thanks to Janice for teaching me how to post a button (it was a seriously remedial course that I needed!) I have also just started a blog roll. I've only had time to add a few but am planning to add several more. I'm so excited to learn these new technological tricks.

4 comments:

Janice said...

It took me several socks and a goo pair of 'cheater' glasses to begin to love knitting socks! Now I'm hooked. Pooling is strange at first, but does add to the uniqueness. (At least, I believe that's what sock knitters tell themselves....) Hang in there! And good job on the buttons and side bar additions!! Glad I could help!

hakucho said...

Your socks are very pretty even with the pooling. It's always a surprise how things will turn out. I'm sure others have tips and trick to get the effect you want, but I like the unexpected...make things fun ;)

AlisonH said...

I really, really like it, myself!

fuzzywhitedogs said...

Gorgeous! I actually LIKE the pooling! Wonder if the companion swock will pool in the same way. :-)