Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Who needs to finish the first pair?

I haven't exactly finished my first pair of socks, but I'm starting a second pair in Camp Tapawingo colors for my beloved wife because she's volunteering at a program in August at her favorite place on earth (her childhood camp), and I'd love for her to be able to go up there with her own pair of hand knit socks to make everyone jealous. ;) Who needs to pack and move by Aug 14th? Pshaw. All of my spare time should be spent knitting, dontcaknow.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

binding off socks

I finished my first sock, and I love it.

I am dis-satisfied with the strange extra stitches at the toe, but I am not Minty, and not nearly anal enough to frog it. The only problem I had was that when I tried to bind it off, and I was doing it loosely, it was *so* tight around my leg. So I ripped it out and did a crochet edge where I added a crocheted stitch between each stitch while I was binding off. It gives it kind of a funny lettuce edge when it's off, but it's much better on.

How do others avoid the too-tight top on socks?