I finished the first sock of the fourth pair in the Handmade Sock Society season 2 series. I love it as well as all the other socks I’ve knit in this series.
I followed my row count as in the other socks and this one is a bit too small/short in the foot length. Like one-half to three-quarters of an inch. That might not seem like a lot as socks do have stretch to them, however, this one was stretched to the max and it would feel uncomfortable on my size 8 foot.
We’re headed to Mr. Aitch’s brother’s house this weekend (on the motorcycle – that’s another story) and my S-I-L wears a size six shoe. I’ll take the finished sock with me to see 1.) if it fits her foot and 2.) she would want the pair. If the answer is no to either of those questions, I’ll unknit the toe and add another pattern repeat. That should do it
But I’m casting on sock #2 anyway.
I’ve been using the Scrubby Sparkle scrubbie for about three weeks and it’s still looking as good as new.
Confession – I don’t wash dishes every day. I try to use the dishwasher as much as possible but some things just can’t/won’t go in there such as the coffee pot, skillets, and sharp knives.
With this scrubby, I don’t have to work as hard to get the coffee stains out of the coffee pot or the food that sticks to the pans.
Plus it drys quickly and doesn’t smell like most dishcloths do after a few days of use.
I give it a thumbs up!
I picked up this ball of Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle last week because:
- It looked interesting
- I needed something different to knit
- I might actually use it
Following the ball band pattern, I cast 27 stitches onto US #8 needles. I slipped the first stitch of every row to make the edges neater and knit 40 rows before binding off. 90 minutes later I had one finished.
Approximately 6-inches square, each one used about 14 grams of yarn so this one ball should yield about six scrubbies.
I’ll let you know how I like/use it.
…I made this top. It was too large and knew it would end up on the Island of Misfit Knitting.
So I ripped it apart and chose a different pattern: Drops Design Sunny Day Top #170/32. It’s been almost finished for over a year. What was the problem?
I had to weave in the ends.
The yarn is a 50g, 90-yard ball of a cotton/acrylic/nylon blend in DK weight. I used almost all eight balls. I have 28 grams left and I wish I would have made a top-down top so I could use every last inch. Alas, that was not the case.
Saturday morning found me weaving in the ends.
And now I can call it FINISHED!
I’m a bit hunched over so you can see the eyelet details but I think I look like a linebacker.
Have you finished anything lately?