Saturday, February 11, 2006

Not What I Really Wanted; Day 1 Knitting Olympics

Well, perhaps I should start with the good news. The good news is that I have the magic loop down. I don't know just yet if I prefer it to working with dpns, but I must say that it is a delight, absolute delight, to knit socks with Addis. I was using bamboo dpns and the Addis just make the stitches fall and form like butter.

The bad news is that I should have practiced better for the Knitting Olympics. After knitting almost 2.5 inches of my sock in k3 p1 rib over 56 stitches on size 2 needles, I realized that I hated it. Hated it. The sock was too "airy" for me. I wanted a tighter knit. I also hated the way the Supersocke was patterning. So, frog I did, much to the terror of my boyfriend who said that I should trek on for the sake of the Knitting Olympics. But, alas, if I'm going to make socks and spend two weeks on making socks, then I want them to be socks that I'm going to love.

So, I cast on twice last night. The second cast on was on size 1 needles over 64 stitches. I'm going to do a 1.5 inch cuff over 1x1 rib and then switch to stockinette.

I have much reading/grading/cleaning to do today and I really want to indulge in some potatoes and pork chops. Lucky for me that the weather is going to blow over into a blizzard tonight and my knitting will call.


Leslie said...

Help! I need your ribbing secrets. That looks so nice and even. I had the "airy" problem too and the size 1s fixed it on the regular stockinette but not the ribbing. Grrr...

Looks like you're getting hit pretty hard with the snow though. A perfect evening to just curl up with yummy food and knit!

The_Add_Knitter said...

I like the yarn you're using--what is it? I normally use Opal although it means you have to use 2s (argh). I have never used Addis to do socks but am intrigued...Looks good!