Sunday, July 08, 2007

The race begins!

So, I've joined the Tour de France KAL. It will be fun... I got into watching the race thanks to Jason and like following the cyclists on the tour. I'm going to knit my sock pal's socks. Yes, I know I've already posted about my pal's sock. I decided against them as my pal's feet are longer than what I'm used to kniting for and I feared that there may not be enough yarn for a nice length on the leg. I bought some nice sock yarn with more than 400 yards in it.

This is my first attempt at trying out a pattern. Turned out too tight and I wasnt having fun with it. I think it looks great though. Just not a great knit for me.

Here is my second attempt. I worried again that it would be too tight and I guess I just wasn't keen on the striping going on.

So, I found a pattern that I think will work out alright. And I really hope she likes it cause this is my last and final attempt. That's not a bad attitude now is it?


knittingphilistine said...

How frustrating about the sock! The colorway is so pretty, though, surely you can't go wrong (once you correct for the fit)--purples and browns are a fantastic combination.

Leah said...

I feel your sock frustration! I'm sure your pal will appreciate the thought and effort you put into her sock!

Oh & your Jarrett is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Sockpal here - I finished one of your socks! I hope you like it :)

Margaret said...

They're here! And they're fabulous! The colorway is beautiful - the photos really don't do it justice, and the pattern looks great with this yarn. They are nice and loooong enough, Yay! Just to make sure your efforts were not in vain, I tried on the abandoned sock cuffs. I don't have particulary generous ankles, but you were right, they were too tight. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Sockpal here. I sent your socks a while ago? Did you get them? I hope they didn't get lost in the mail!