WIP Wednesday: Keep on truckin’

Posted November 30, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Today is a snowy day that sorta took us by surprise. I’ve been working night shifts this week, and with a wind storm this past Sunday, I’ve been watching the weather to see if there will be anything I’ll need to be aware of when I leave the building at midnight.

Snow is pretty and hides a multitude of backyard sins.

Isn’t that a beautiful sight? And that triangular thing? That’s my drying rack. I guess that I won’t be drying knit socks on the deck for awhile, eh?

The leg knits faster than the cuff. Seriously.

I’m now at the point where I can turn the heel on Sock #2 of the Gentleman’s Railway Socks. I’ve been grooving away on the leg pattern and just doing what I can in the time I have. Unfortunately, I left my “main knitting” at home last night, so I had to do something else on my lunch hour.

Image enhanced as the pattern got lost in the front hallway lighting.

Does that leg look smaller than the last update?  Yes, unfortunately. I wound up with an extra yarnover somewhere, and when I tried to “fix” the issue, I wound up with a nice ladder-effect from the dropped extra stitch. Whoops. So I spent my lunch hour last night tinking back about the same amount of rows I would have knit. The upside to this is that I’m now ready to start knitting in pattern again!

I’m a little cheesed that I didn’t get my November socks finished by the end of the month, but I will admit that my Sims addiction got the best of me. I know that I mentioned that I wasn’t sure I’d be doing a “Skinflint Sock Club” sock for December. I’ve decided that I’m going to post the sock of the month, and if I can get to it…damn skippy I’ll knit it! The Sock Knitter’s Anonymous group on Ravelry theme for this month is an interesting one, and I’ve chosen a sock that I think will be a fun one: Sidewinders!

Technique: Stashbuster or Unique Construction or Entrelac 
Designer: Anni Designs, Emma Haigh

I’ve got some self-striping Regia kicking around the stash, so I’m thinking I will drag that out and try the Sidewinders. They definitely qualify for Unique Construction! Feel free to join me!

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