Friday, February 09, 2007

Shizam!

Whelp, I finished the first sock, sort of. I still have to close up the toe - which requires a sewing technique - kitchener stitch - that I've tried only once with pal Phyllis trying to show me how it's done.

I finished on Wednesday at Jonathan's Physical Therapy session. We learned a few weeks ago that his muslcle system in and around his ankle hasn't strengthened since coming out of the cast. While he has outlawed knitting at his basketball games, he can't complain about me knitting while I wait for him to finish PT! He has PT 3 times a week that equals 3 extra hours of knitting!

Yesterday, Thursday, I started the second sock at #2 son's basketball game but I blundered the cuff somehow and had to rip it out - it's ok, more practice.

Hopefully, I'll have a new pair of socks to wear this Sunday at #1 son's theatre rehearsal dinner that I'm organizing. Yes, it is true, I have no social life, thank goodness for knitting!








18 comments:

sappmama said...

Those are gonna be some damn nice Jaywalkers.

caitlyn said...

The sock looks wonderful!
My favorite instructions for Kitchener are in "The Purl Stitch" by Sally Melville. For some reason, those are the only ones I understand!

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

Cute socks!!! I can't wait until I try my first pair!

Sahara said...

Nice socks! You blundered the cuff, because of the "basketball curse." :)

Anonymous said...

Check out the knitty website for some great instructions on the Kitchener stitch. I just finished my first sock and used these instructions.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/FEATtheresasum04.html

The sock looks fabulous and you are going to look great in them!

Your Pal -

Dee from Sunny California

Heidi said...

I'm having sock envy!!

I posted a response to where I've been lately at my blog. Your recent comment was the catalyst for making my confess my where abouts lately!

Heidi

Beatriz said...

I haven't heard Shizam in a long time...gorgeous socks! Can't wait to see both on you.

Mary Anne said...

Yay for the sock knitting! They are beautiful colours too.

AR said...

Your Jaywalker looks amazing!
Yay, for extra knitting time, but I hope Jonathan heals up quick!!

The Crafty Weasel said...

no no, no kirchener or whatever it's called!! here:

http://thecraftyweasel.blogspot.com/2006/05/no-grafting-toe-tutorial.html

:-)

Shelley said...

Great job on the socks! Here from Heidi's blog.

LaVerna said...

Gorgeous!I am so proud of you for pressing on and beating the sock instead of letting it beat you.Way to go girl!

Janice said...

Amazing socks!! I LOVE the colors! I bet you can't wait to have them on your feet! Great job!

hakucho said...

Those socks look perfect! Love the colors. Very nice knitting :)

happy knitting :)

Looming Looney said...

the color is great. i love the bright fuchia. your socks rock!

del said...

Good for you--those are great colors!

Diane said...

Who needs a social life when you have knitting? If you did wouldn't that cut into your knitting time?

The Jaywalkers turned out great. Bet you'll be wearing them everythere and pulling up your pant leg saying, "I made these all by myself" for a couple weeks. I know I would.

Tammy said...

Your socks turned out great!! And the color is just awesome!!