Friday, March 16, 2007


What's wrong here? Aron is so sweet that he loved his socks DESPITE the fact that one is a whole inch shorter than the other (and that is on his legs!). How on earth did I miss that measurement?! What a bad knitter!

Finished Aron's Socks!

Here are a couple of obligatory pics of Aron's new long socks. The colors are more rich than the camera shows, of course. I used Koigu's KPPPM. I like it a lot, but I'm looking forward to finally using some of Claudia's Handpaints. I have a few of her colors but really haven't been moving very quickly in the projects department lately. For Aron's socks I did an alternating rib and cable. It was K2,P2 for four rows, then K2, P2, C2, P2, K2, P2, etc. for one row. This pattern was repeated until the end of the gusset. I did close-ups of the socks, so you'll only be able to see some of the pattern and the colors.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Rip-it, Rip-it!

Okay, so now I seem to understand the whole "frogging" thing a little better. But is it still considered frogging when you do it to someone else's sweater? I bought this great cream colored cotton cable sweater from The Gap a few years ago for about $15. I couldn't pass up the price. The sweater was gorgeous and the only thing wrong with it was that it had a dropped stitch in the front next to the cable panel. Well, since I know how to fix it, I bought it and fixed the stitch. The problem was that the sweater was not a style that was very flattering on my body-type. So I was watching Knitty Gritty today and decided to Rip-it, Rip-it! So here is the journey of someone else's frogging sweater. Now I have enough yarn to do another sweater or I can do some blankies and baby thingys. Who knows? The sky's the limit!