Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I Can't Find The Words...

Have you ever lost a blog post? I mean have it just disappear off the page? I write my posts in Word first, before posting to the blog. Then I save each post to a folder called, “Knitting Thoughts.” So, there I am just finishing my post about giving the STR Fire On The Mountain socks to DD for Mother’s Day, saving it, and zip-p-p-p-o it was gone, never to be seen again. Yes, I did run a search for it. “No files with that name.” Yes, I did look at recent files for similar or different names. No can do! It is just GONE. Obviously, gremlins at work.

Well, as I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted…I made these STR Fire On The Mountain socks for myself. As I was putting them into my dresser drawer, along with the other thirty pairs of socks, I heard DD whispering in my ear, “Mom, I really like those socks. You made them for me—right?” She didn’t really say that, but she would have if she had seen them finished. They became an instant Mother’s Day gift for DD, and I immediately cast on for STR Ruby Slippers in a pretty eyelet pattern for myself.

I am also working on GD#3’s Lady Bird socks. The yummy yarn is from Wendy's Intertwinement. I now remember why I don’t knit with any needles smaller than a size #2—it takes forever. I am using a size #1 on these socks, and they are becoming the never-ending project. This picture was taken yesterday, and I am working on the foot, coming up to the toe, so I must be making progress. S—l—o—o—w progress! I started to make these knee-high, but GD#3 said she wanted anklets. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Here are the patterns I am using for the two socks:

Lady Bird Broken Rib:
Row 1: *k3, p3* repeat around
Row 2: *k1, p1* repeat around

Ruby Slippers Eyelet and Rib:
Rows 1, 3, 5, and 6: *p1, k5* repeat around
Row 2: *p1, k1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1* repeat around
Row 4: *p1, k2, yo, ssk, k1* repeat around

Easy to remember and mindless to work when watching TV. Anyway, who cares how long it takes to knit a sock—it’s sock knitting! It’s all good.


Emma said...

Great socks, and so nice of you to hand those beauties over to your daughter!

Jenn said...

That's love - when you give away just finished yummy socks!
I am using the same eyelet pattern for my green May Project Spectrum Socks!

Katherine said...

Emma, I have to say that she deserves them. She has been an ER nurse at a children's hospital for 12 years. ER nurses rock! They work so hard, and sacrifice so much!

Jenn, the eyelet pattern is so easy and it always turns out beautifully. I hope you will post a pic of the May Project Spectrum Socks.

wendy said...

Nooooo....don't say you feed the gremlins after midnight.
Yeah...I'm gonna dye yarn in a thicker gauge. I'm using size 0 and thinking a whole month just might not be enough time for this sock swap.

Katherine said...

No gremlin feeding going on here. But, I have found them curled up in a basket of yarn.

If you dye some thicker yarn I will be your first customer. I can't even think of using a size #0, but the #1's are giving me a nice firm fabric.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of gremlins, it's your lame-o Sockapaloooza sock pal. A bunch of stuff derailed progress last month, but never to fear, I'm still knitting away for you!

Katherine said...

Hey Sock Pal,
These things happen! Thanks for staying in touch. I can't wait for the "over the top" socks.

Tonya said...

Ilove these socks fotm and the red and black as well what pattern did you use for both of them Katherine?
Is it the same pattern and just diff yarns that make them look so diff no I am not blonde but feeling that way definitely (no offense to any blondes reading just a figure of speech)
I have lost web-pages in that way Katherine maddening when you get it perfect and the computer gods strike you in this manner my guess is when it asked you if you wanted to save you accidentally hit no that makes me crazy so I use the autosave feature it helps but is annoying.
Tonya in rainy Pittsburgh, Pa.
btw love your blog

Katherine said...

The Fire On The Mountain socks is the same pattern (Eyelet and Rib) I listed on the bottom of this post. Try it! It is so easy and pretty.