Monday, July 10, 2006

A mishap and a new discovery

so i very nearly finished a pair of socks. they look pretty much done, don't they?
Cape cod socks
just one problem: the cuffs aren't the same length.
Cape Cod snafu
oopsie. and naturally, i did this pair cuff-down. i have no clue how to fix this, short of ripping one and redoing it. i have absolutely no desire to do so. i might just wear them as house socks. if i realllly tug on the shorter cuff, it *almost* looks like they are the same length. sweet merciful crap.
Folk Mittens
but onto happier news: i got Folk Mittens in a trade. i read in the amazon reviews that this book is extremely scarce on instructions, so i was worried, but i haven't had any trouble so far. i couldn't wait to start something new after the sock disaster, so i cast on for the Anatolian mittens.
Anatolian Mittens from Folk Mittens
i am using briggs and little durasport and my new #2 brittany birch dpns. to be honest, i don't really detect a difference between the birch and my bamboo needles. maybe i'm just not a connoisseur of needles
Anatolian Mitten
i made it up to the decrease rows on the first mitten all in one day. the pattern is like a good book, i didn't want to put it down. i've been trying on the mitten periodically and it appears to fit, except that i think it'll probably be too long for my hands. i can hardly believe that i knit it, but i think it looks more complicated than it really is. hopefully i will not get terminal second mitten syndrome on this one.

4 comments:

  1. Wow... that MIP (mitten in progress) looks amazing!

    As for the socks, I'd prolly just wear them under jeans, where it'd be less noticeable that they aren't the same length.. but I am in NO way a perfectionist anyway...

    Carey (one of the blog-less masses...)

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  2. You could try blocking them? That might help a little. You mitten is looking good!

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  3. Hmmm... if it were me, I'd probably pick up stitches a few rows down on the taller sock, frog to that point, and then bind off so the two are the same height. But I'm very picky about my socks - even if no one sees them, I can *feel* if they're different. And I think that cutting some extra off the taller one would be much easier than trying to add to the shorter one, since you'd be half a stitch off when going in the other direction...

    Oh yeah, and nice mittens. :D

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  4. I LOVE those mittens! That looks like a fantastic book.

    Cute socks too. How are your other projects going? Your blog is one of my favorites to read because you pick the best projects.

    -Stephanie

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