Thursday, March 23, 2006

Socks-1, Guppy-1

HA! Take THAT you evil sock!

sock yarn arrived from Knitpicks finally and I couldn't WAIT to cast on! I went home and like a good little knitter, knitted my gauge swatch on size 5s. It was about the same gauge as my last sock, but it looked a little holey to me. But I thought it was ok, so I cast on the rib on size 4s and figured I'd do the sock in 5s. After a couple of rounds of rib, I changed my mind. I went to Wildfiber and bought sizes 3 and 4s and cast on again using the 3s for the rib and planning to use the 4s for the sock. About 10 rows in it hits me.

New needle size... New stitch gauge... Stitches cast on will not be enough...

So for the second time in as many days, I frogged. And I did another gauge swatch (is it just me or are swatches not the most boring thing in the world to knit?). But now... Oh, now...

I'm only about 6-7 rows in, but did you know self-striping sock yarn stripes?! By itself?! It's MAGIC!!!! LOL. Ok, maybe not, but it IS pretty cool.

The Guppy
AKA The Fish With Sticks


Ellen said...

Oh, it's definitely magic!!
Tee hee!

And isn't it fun watching how it works up?

I am so hooked on socks right now.

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Uh oh.... this is how it starts ;-)

one of us... one of us... one of us...