Monday, February 19, 2007

Yarn Dominance

I have made it to the heel flap! Once I had knit a few rows however, I noticed that I had an issue with yarn dominance. On the first half of the heel flap, I held the brown yarn in my left hand on both the knit and the purl side. For the second half, I held the brown in my left hand only for the purl side, and swapped it to my right hand for the knit side. Can you see the difference? It's subtle, but since this didn't take too long, I think I will frog it back to the cables and re-do.

BTW - I had a problem with a cable crossing at one point, you can see pics and a tutorial of how I "fixed" it here!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Chuck's first sock progress!

I've finally started - Hurray! There have been delays due to finishing the Anemoi Mittens (and their subsequent loss - I was crushed when they disappeared from my desk at work!) the loss of our website and all postings as well (what a week!!) and the build of a new site - check it out at - it's a work in progress and I'm trying to decide how regroup and what, if anything to try to re-post.
Anyway, I was really excited to get started - I’m only 2 repeats into the sock, so I have quite a ways to go. But it is moving alonger faster as I go. I’m finding that cabling without a cable needle is very handy for this project, and actually works out really well with the stranding. I'm working hard at keeping an even tension, something that I struggle with a bit, I'm not very consistent. We'll see how it goes!!