From Ginny: Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?
Linking up with Small Things..
I was cruising right along with my own toxic socks two weeks ago with little care in the world. I turned the heel, I was almost to that two inch mark before the toe when I suddenly thought this would be the right time to try the sock on. There was certainly a problem when I put it on my foot and I couldn't get it past my heel. And there definitely was a problem when Chase couldn't get it on his foot, either.
The problem is it being a colorway sock pattern. I have knitted socks for myself in the past on size 1 needles and they fit fine. But with those two colors everything becomes tightly knitted together. The cuff part (done in just one color) stretched and fit fine. But from then on down it was too tight for an adult sized foot. So I ripped out. All the way back to the cuff. I spoke with Mom about my situation and she suggested I go up to a size 3 for the rest of the sock.
I've put my own pair of socks on hold for the time being. I am knitting a pair as a gift currently in a different color. I still love this pattern. Once I get past the boring cuff part and can work the pattern, it just seems to fly on by. I'm to the heel turning point on the first gifting sock and eager to pass that crucial point again. I'm seriously considering once I get past the turning heel, I might cast on the cuff for the second sock so I can jump right into the "fun part" once the first sock is done.
Chase has been a very patient model for me in this process. He says the worst part is when I am pulling the sock on his foot and my fingers tickle the bottom of his foot. Apparently, at least according to him, I owe him a pair of socks for his assistance in this. ;)
My ravelry notes are here.
I finished reading Letters from Skye and absolutely loved it. I haven't started a new book yet. I wrote up a list of books I'd like to read last week and am just waiting until Friday to go pick one up. Besides, things are so unbelievably busy right now at work, I don't have a lot of time to get in a page or two.