progress of a kind

Friday, August 5, 2005

The start of a sock cuff

I cast on my sock, it’s making me happy. I found a tip somewhere to cast all the stitches onto two needles held together and then slide the needles apart so you have half the stitches on each needle and then redistribute onto the extra needle/s from there. This worked really well and I am kicking myself that I forgot to book mark the page, it had lots of other sock knitting tips which may have turned out to be equally useful.

I spoke to Wendy at Jo Sharp’s studio, apparently my swatches are now en route to the mill with a request for an explanation. It doesn’t look like my yarn problem will be resolved any time soon. My Rogue is, I think, dead in the water. Perhaps it will be my first sweater next autumn, I guess it will depend on the effectiveness of the IVF and the timing of a successful transfer. I feel kind of sad and edgy about the whole thing, like I have forgotten to do something important and it’s about to bite me on the ass (I am talking about Rogue here, not IVF, or am I?).

Oh and my Shedir is in trouble too. The shop that said they had the right dye lot actually don’t have it after all, apparently some sort of discrepancy between their inventory and what was actually on their shelves. They say they are trying to track it down for me but I feel some frogging coming on…


Comment by Rachael on 5/8/2005 @ 5:50 pm

Don’t you hate that feeling? I am wishing and hoping with all my heart that this business with Rogue gets sorted out soon, especially before you really need the distraction and relaxation that knitting brings you while your having your IVF treatment. (that sounded a bit odd, sorry) Anyway, hope you find that page, I’m going to take the plunge into “sockdo” soon, and every little tip helps hey?

Comment by Steph on 6/8/2005 @ 2:42 am

I think you need to give yourself a good ole’ pat on the back for your determination with Rogue. What’s the calmer dyelot you’re looking for? I’m going to my LYS tomorrow, I know they have a lot of that khaki, who knows, it might match.

Comment by Carol on 6/8/2005 @ 7:02 am

Your socks are looking great! Sounds like Rogue just isn’t meant to be happening right now. Maybe it’s time for ( peeking over at list ) market squares bag or cream scarf..Sometimes working on the smaller projects is where you need to be for a while.

Comment by Knit Chick on 7/8/2005 @ 12:05 am

Socks are looking good! I’m working on Shedir now, too. Good luck with yours. Hopefully, you won’t have to frog it.

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