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16. January 2010 00:50
by Jobo

Sock Wars V... the Stitch by Stitch Account

16. January 2010 00:50 by Jobo | 0 Comments

As scheduled, the patterns were available on the sock wars website... 4 of them!  one was a men's pattern, plus 3 more general ones.  Only one of the patterns had photographs, the rest considered mystery ones.  Just looking at the Jekyll and Hyde pattern, it looked fairly easy, so I chose it and was off to the races.  In retrospect, maybe I should have test knit one or two of the other ones, because once I started in on the one I chose, I realized how much of a pain those twisted stitches are to work.  Sigh.  Hopefully I get better at them and it doesn't hold me back too much.

9 pm Atlantic Time... the big choice and the cast on!

10 pm Atlantic...

sock wars cuff #1

Cuff #1 is finished - simple twisted 1x1 ribbing.  no problems there ;)

11:30 pm Atlantic

sock wars sock #1 leg 

In the learning process... I actually messed up my first "pattern" repeat (around 6 rows) and had to frog back and knit them again.  I think I have it all figured out now, but those twisted stitches are more of a pain than I thought, and my hands hurt a little already from all the awkward hand movements.  I hope it gets easier.  (Assassin if you are listening... don't worry!  I'm tougher than I look!)

Almost time for bed... hopefully when I cast on the second sock in the morning things will go a little faster.  You know how it goes, it always seems like things go slower the first time around!  Or at least that's what I'm telling myself, since I thought I'd be farther along by now!

Goodnight Knitters... see you in the AM - with tea in one hand and knitting in the other!

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