Argyle, Take II

Monday, May 14, 2007

The first argyle sock wasn't going to be fitting anyone. Not me, not any young girls or boys I know, not anyone. It was really tight around the colorwork and fit me where it was all black. So I started again. This time I went up two needle sizes for the colorwork. I maybe could have gotten away with just going up one but I just don't do things like that. I overcompensate or something. But it seems to have worked out nicely.

The diamonds are much bigger than I had intended but that's what going up two needle sizes will do. I still like them though and think these socks are going to be AWEsome.

For the morbidly curious, here are my floats. They're long floats. Not the best way to do it but certainly the easiest for a beginner who isn't patient enough to spend five minutes untangling after each row. I'll just be careful when I put my little toesies in there.

And here are a couple of pictures of my non-knitting project of the weekend.

The chairs themselves still need a lot of work but check out those cushions! I bought the foam at a surplus store here in town and the fabric at JoAnn's for 40% off. (Unfortunately, when I realized I was a little short on fabric and went back to get more yesterday it was no longer on sale so I had to buy a yard and a half at full price. Boo.)

Now that I'm done with classes until fall I'll hopefully get more knitting done and post more. We'll just see how that goes before I commit to anything though. ;-)


JennaKate said...

amazing. love the cushions, love the argyle, love your crafty style!

Anonymous said...

The argyle looks great! Are those socks going to be knit back and forth?

Cushions look great too! I have my sewing machine out. I am catching the bug...

big geek