Sunday, March 1, 2015

Limerick Contest

Go check out the original blog for all the entries here.

Here is mine:

There once was a very fast knitter
Who suddenly became very bitter
The sweater was pink
But when washed in the sink
The darn thing it no longer fit 'er.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Finished Object Friday - it was a close one

Last summer I bought some lovely sock yarn. At 67 grams I realized it wasn't really enough for a pair of socks, and since it was a one off from an independent dyer I put it aside.

Then I decided I wanted to knit this pattern and figured if I shortened the leg to make them ankle socks I could pull it off.

So first sock done.

When I measure how much yarn it took this was what I got:

So then I measure what I had left once I had turned the heel on sock number two:

I then weighed my half finished second sock and the remaining yarn:

Well I don't know how much my stitch markers and circular needle weighed but I figured it was gonna be a nail biter....

I had 4 lace repeats to go before the toe.

After one repeat I had 10 gms left.

After next one - 7 gms.

Then 5 gms

2 gms left and the toe to do.

I got within 5 rows of finishing and could see it wasn't going to end well, but I had a long tail left on my first sock so I added it in and kept knitting.

I was within three rows of finishing the toe, but only had enough left for the Kitchener graft.

I tried it on, and it was good enough for me.

Ta-Da! See? At least 8 inches to spare.

and that makes a pair:

That is how I spent my Friday.


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