Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WIP Wednesday

It's the little things I learn by going to different blogs. Like, putting the YoP on the side bar instead of taking up blog space. It's so easy to see also. You don't have to keep going back through the posts to find it. This was my AH HA! moment. LOL

This is a pic of my WIP on the Easy Knit Tube Sock. There isn't a sock pattern I haven't tried where I haven't ended up with ladders. I try and pull the yarn tight when going from needle to needle but, I still get them. I think this is the reason why I have not made socks. My lys was going to have a class in early June but, had to cancel the class because there were only 2 of us that wanted to sign up and they needed 3. I would have paid for the 3rd person just to get the pattern and take the class. Aly assured me that there would be other classes. A lot of people are away for the summer and it's difficult to get people for the summer classes.

This is my 1st time trying to knit on 2 circs. So far, it is much easier than trying to use all those blasted DPNs. This is just a K2 P2 ribbing for 6" and then straight knitting. There is no heel or anything. When the piece measures 8 1/2", start the decrease. I find this going very slow. I am not used to smaller needles. I typically use 7s or 8s. I did notice that I started having a problem with my hands. If it continues, I will not do this project and go with a little thicker yarn and bigger needles. It won't be worth it to me to continue if my hands are going to cramp up. I will give a good go at it though.

I finished Paula's scarfette and will post about it on FO Friday.

Happy Wednesday and have a good rest of your week.

Until next time...


Annie said...

If you pull the stitches left and right on either side of your ladder it helps disperse them. It also helps if you have them with knits as opposed to purls... Just some (hopefully) helpful suggestions.

Bunny said...

Thank you for the suggestion Annie. I will certainly try that if it happens. The knit side is the side I think I get them.