Sunday, June 22, 2008

it's a start

In the interests of my sanity, which as we know is already stretched to the limit, I took time away from the PFH (project from hell) to watch The Bourne Ultimatum and cast on for my first sock. Because of the action in the movie or the excitement that Summer of Socks '08 generates or maybe just sheer exhaustion from the PFH (?), my hands were shaking something awful.

But still! I have made a start! This is the first patterned sock I have done and I like how the pattern holds my interest and breaks up the endless rounds. I had a bit of trouble (as in: had to rip the row out 4 times) with the cable increase, but now I am solidly on my way.

My sock was jealous to see that Heidi’s sock already went on an adventure. Apparently, watching Matt Damon careen around Tangiers didn’t count. To appease my sock, I took it out this morning. It got to help me:

feed the chickens and the barn cats and

check on a weaning ewe (who is not drying up, ARGHHH)

... and then we were back to work.

Today’s bargain* is: if you do one section, you get to knit one row. At this rate, it is a toss-up whether the PFH or Sock #1 will be finished first. My money is on the sock.

*Why yes, I do have the attention span of a gnat, why do you ask?


  1. Go Kris, knit woman, knit!

    love the fiber, love the sock, love the ewe.

    Which cast on did you use?


  2. I used a long-tail cast on because I have not learned anything else yet. Hopefully it will be sufficiently stretchy. I guess I need to do some research into what is the best sock cast-on for my next pair.

    That ewe is my very favorite on the farm. Don't tell the others.

  3. Hee, hee - it's very important to keep the sock happy! I'm sure yours enjoyed meeting the critters! It looks great!

    I always use a long tail cast on for my socks (and just about everything else) and have always been very pleased with the results.