Linky: SETI article with fantastic image
Linky: Cool alien soap molds
Linky: Cute aliens in Egypt spoof
More Pictures of the second glove in construction.
I found the first and second fingers difficult - then the rest was easy!
And the Grey triangle shawl is done!
Not perfect, the border became sort of
hexagonal at the bottom - and required some fiddling
It still doesn't lay entirely flat, but it is warm
and stays on my shoulders really well!
After recovering from his shots and surgery, he went into the cat play rooms on Monday, and was adopted on Wednesday. They have a wonderful facility there, the man really impressed me. They are taking good care of animals in need.
I had fun with trying to space out the colours and
trying out eyelet patterns to break up the plain stockinette.
I'm not sure if the final product benefited from
the change-ups, or if it just looks 'busy' now.
I do prefer IBMs to Dells - but this will work for now!
Why I'm doing Soctoberfest
Second Sock Syndrome Dwells Here.
I need motivation to finish some pairs of socks!
When did you start making socks? Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? Or in a class?
I learned from Socks 101!
What was your first pair? How have they "held up" over time?
A pair of striped socks of Cascade 220 - I really didn't know what I was doing, and they ended up being slightly big, then slightly tight after they were washed once. :o( I did my next few pairs in Wool-Ease, which held up for a while.
What would you have done differently?
Not sure, I think the trial and error process works well with my brain ;oP Trial and error would go a lot faster if my long rabbit-feet were smaller!
What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?
KnitPicks Palette (fingering weight, 100% wool) was pretty good for making nice stripey socks - I'm using my TeaSwap Bernat SOX right now, and it is nice and carefree.
Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method?
4 or 5 dpns, all the way. I love the size 2 dpns I'm using at the moment...
Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short row?)
I use the heel flap - it's all I know. I'd like to try some other types later.
How many pairs have you made?
6 pairs complete, 4 socks that don't have mates, and one more pair with the second sock as a WIP.