Greyhounds and Knitting

Or alternatly titled, "Bridget Struggles to Knit Something Other Than Socks and Occasionally Posts Pictures of Her Greyounds"

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Falling Leaves No longer Failing Leaves!

I really don't mean to be one of those people who ask for advice and then don't take it. I really was going to frog these socks when I thought they were going to be too big again. Then I showed them to a couple people who thought they looked a lot better in person then the photos (I know I'm not one of those bloggers who take great pictures. I have a cheapy digital camera. So rallied by this positive feed back and the fact that I'm really loving the yarn (again, much better in person) I pressed on. Lo and behold as I knitted more of the sock things started tightening up which makes sense as your foot gets wider the further away from the toes you go up. Now I know making statements like that might get me a reputation as some sort of sock knitting guru but please, these revelations just sometimes happen. :)

So all is finally well in the land of the Falling Leaves? Not quite. I did my first short row heel. Not bad, minimal holes and those double purl wraps are a bitch to pick up! But I guess I must have done too many of my first short rows (leaving only six of them). So I have a bit of extra sock in a little fold off the heel. When I had first done the heal and tried it on it seemed like it would stretch around and the extra bit wouldn't be a bother but as I went further I see it is going to keep puckering out there at the heel and I think that might annoy me. My plan is to go ahead and start the second sock and then probably redo the heel on this one.


At 9:29 PM, Blogger megan robertson said...

they're beautiful! I just put chapman springs on my blog for you...

At 9:55 AM, Blogger aija said...

Looks great! And what a great colorway, too.

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Knittymama said...

I just found your blog through the socknitters group. The socks are lovely! I've got one retired greyhound, Gracie (once known as Promising Lady)


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