Thursday, April 27, 2006


I had a busy evening with S tonight, but when we came home, I decided it was time to tackle picking up stitches. I was a little nervous and picked up the stitches on the inside of the stocking instead of the outside. I decided it looked funny and started over. The second time around went perfectly. The pattern told me to pick up 9 stitches, but I think if I was to do it again, I would pick up 10 stitches. There are two tiny holes, one on each side of the stocking, but it looks fine. Now all I need to do is finish the foot and the toe and I am done! I don't need to graft the toe (I think that is the term) with the Christmas Stocking, but I think I have learned all the other necessary skills to make socks. I am not even done with the Christmas Stocking and I am thinking about all the sock yarn I want to buy. I especially want to get some Opal tiger yarn. In fact, I might start on some house socks with my Cascade 220 that I bought a couple of weeks ago.


  1. Congrats on turning the heel. I learned the hard way (little holes) to pick up a few extra stitches, then do the gusset decrease for a few more rows, or k2tog where it will look okay.

    I second the Opal Tiger yarn - I should have enough left over from the hat for fingerless gloves - there is a lot of yarn in a single skein.

  2. Anonymous3:35 PM

    Hi! I came across your blog while 'random knit blogging' and see you are a fellow Rhode Islander. (Though not for long I see too!) I enjoy your site, and how you are steadily learning new knitting techniques.