8 Days Down

Here we have photos. You can clearly see that I am not on schedule with the Olympic Knitting, as I'd need to be finished with sock #1 tonight to be on track to finish the pair by the 26th… that said, however, I am pleased with the progress. I've finished turning the heel and I'm well on my way to the final gusset decrease, and I didn't honestly expect to get that far in a week and a day. And hey, I've had a lot of insomnia lately, so maybe I can make significant progress tonight before I go to bed…

I'm afraid my photography is not good enough to really see, but I think it is clear that my sock doesn't look much like the photo in the book. Looking at my sock on its own, I feel pretty happy with it, and if all continues to go well, I'll be perfectly willing to give them to my cousin as planned (as long as she never sees what they're 'supposed' to look like!). However, if you can figure out what I'm doing wrong, I'd be interested to hear for the sake of my evolution as a knitter. Please be tolerant of the wretched colors in this photo. The yarn is truly much more beautiful than it appears. The reds are not so blinding, and the colors all work together much more subtly than you'd ever guess from this photography.

I'm absolutely wracked with worry that I'm not going to have enough yarn. My little ball is dwindling with diabolical speed, and if I run out I'm going to tear out my hair. I'm already trying to come up with some twisted style rationalization for doing half of the second sock in a different yarn.

I continue to be very satisfied with the Koigu, and I'm happily mulling over what I'd like to use it for next, now that I've got an idea how it knits up. I'd love to do something with a simple stitch pattern that really lets those gorgeous colors shine.


Kristen said...

when I get around to posting later (today? tonight? tomorrow? your guess is as good as mine...) I'll throw in a picture of my little koigu ball with the sock. I'm in the same spot you are, but really think that my eyes are playing tricks and it'll last. I know some are able to get a short set of socks out of one hank! (that's keeping me going for now...)

I think I can see what you mean about the spiraling, but it looks like it just needs a good block to "untwist" the upper part of the sock. The stitches look like the picture, and a little spray of mist will help them open up. (I do hope that makes sense...)

The wind is blowing here and it's frigid outside - I hope you and your family are staying warm!

Heather said...

Your socks look great!