Thursday, July 26, 2007

Titanic

What a great day I just had! The girls were at camp, the hubby at a conference and I had the afternoon to myself. Do you think I caught up on housework? Or do you think I put in a film I have not watched since it's release, and knitted socks. Hmmm let me think....Yes- I had a blast watching Titanic and knitting my Crosshatch socks.

Although I do have to say I am dissapointed in the sizing from mSKS. On first calculations, I needed to knit 96 stitches. I started at the toe and increases seemed to go on forever, so I quit at 84. Then after about 16 rows I reallized the socks are still too big. So instead of frogging, I went down a needle size. They fit much better now, but I am going through yarn at an increadible rate. I wonder if I will get much of a leg on these socks. Oh well, I am enjoying knitting them anyhow.

2 comments:

pat said...

The thing about socks is you have to have negative ease, so you need to make them smaller than your ankle circumference - and with lace socks...you want the lace to open so it's even more important that they stretch a bit. My crosshatch were 60 stitches on 2.25 needles.
( I envy the movie/knitting time - I haven't had that in ages) oh, and Julie said "Hi" from you.

Kristine said...

Interesting to know.