Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Man socks commenced

Well, I'm committed now - unless I frog, of course. I used Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns to decide that given my gauge, the Man Socks should have 80 stitches. So I cast on, and isn't this a nice subtle stripe pattern?

The yarn is Felix, from Biscotte et Cie. Ridiculously soft, of course, but also sproingy enough to make me happy as I knit with it. Bonus: there is some nylon you can't feel at all but that will wear well, making my hard work last that little bit longer. And I really like the gentle blurring of these two colours.

I think Man will be very happy with these socks.

And having established that: am I going to be happy bringing 2x2 ribbing along to keep me calm in the moments leading up to my road test? Especially since this is the cuff and I've been knitting into the back of the knit stitches which is not really something I can sustain while nervous?


I'm going to have to knit past the cuff stage, I think, and get onto the smaller needles I'm using for the leg. It will still be 2x2 ribbing, but it will normal knit stitches that are easier to put back on the needle once dropped, as will almost certainly happen given shaking hands.

I just hope Mystery Project #2 understands and doesn't retaliate with mistakes and frogging all over the place once I finally get it started!

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