Outfoxed Knitting

Sometimes I'm smarter than the knitting; sometimes it's smarter than me. The fun is figuring it out.

Monday, January 09, 2006

What's wrong with these socks?

Other than they're very tiny. Take a good look. There's one cable going down the side. There is NO cable on the other side. So if there's only one cable and both socks turn to the right, what does that mean?

It means there are two right socks. Two Right Socks.

Damn, damn, damn.

So, I frog it back to the start of the heel and try again. Now I'm closing back in on the end and it will be hallelujah time.

Re: The almanac-along. I've cast on. That's it. We'll see if it gets any further.
Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Elizabeth Zimmer-who?

If you can't finish the rest of that name, stop now and check this out. This, too.

Franklin over at The Panopticon along with Tricky Tricot are putting together a Knit-Along to Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac.

I am so there. I'd already planned to work on her baby blanket (February), but this -- this is inspiration. I'm definitely looking forward to this year and being a better knitter (Knitter, even) at the end of it.

So I grabbed my Almanac (strangely already in my knitting bag) and turned to January. Gulp. Gulp. January: An Aran Sweater. Mrs. Z has this to say about knitting an Aran; "Let's start with a challenge -- an Aran sweater. Simpler projects will follow." This lady definitely does not believe in a dumbed-down education.

I gotta admit, I'm a bit intimidated, just because I've never made a sweater before. I'm considering doing just the hat -- I mean, swatch -- and picking up the sweater throughout the year.

After all, according to Mrs Z., gauge is crucial and the need to make a swatch, imperative.