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April 9, 2007

back to stitch one
posted by soe 11:52 pm

Unsuccessful Sock

This would be attempt number two at my Bloomin Feet socks, a swap being sponsored by Amanda. Unfortunately, the sock doesn’t stretch any further than this, so we’re ripping again.

Attempt number one was done on US1s (2.25mm). It was too small and I had cast on the wrong number of stitches, anyway, so it didn’t hurt too much to pull it out.

For this time, I went out and bought US2s (2.75mm). I’m inclined to give it one more shot on either US2.5s (3mm) or US3s (3.25mm). (Anyone have any thoughts on which to switch to? I’m having a tough time measuring gauge in the lace pattern — in some spots I’m under and in some spots I’m over.) If that doesn’t work, maybe I should try a different pattern — one that calls for more than 60 stitches to be cast on.

The good news? I like the yarn (Woolarina), the pattern (Minty’s Zokni Socks), and the German cast-on that Amanda pointed me to and that I’ve become a pro at over the last few weeks.

The bad news? I have less than 20 days to make a pair of socks work for my secret pal.


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the third of a dozen
posted by soe 1:37 am

Somehow between the excitement of having company in town last week and heading to Connecticut this past week, I missed the monthly photo feature, 007: Snap a Dozen Days.

This particular photo captures the spirit of my March because it shows the hope and beauty of spring starting to take effect. It also epitomizes D.C. in spring because it signifies the beginning of tourist season.

Cherry Blossoms

This is the third in my monthly 007: Snap a Dozen Days series. You can find the February post here.

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