Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Have no fear sockapal2za pal!

I bet you worried that I was your sock pal...wondering if you may receive some ugly socks....oh no my friend, oh no...check out this baby...

Oh yeah, if I must say so, it is gorgeous! I love this sock. I just couldn't put it down. I brought it outside in the heat yesterday as the kiddies swam in the kiddy pool...wool in the heat...gotta love it! I worked on it all last night, SnB night at my place...and finished the toe while drinking my coffee this morning. Oh it is a good day! I will cast on for the mate soon...but first I must organize some closets...they are driving me crazy...then on to the second sock.
So dear sock pal...have no fear. I can knit socks. Really, I can. I will search for the perfect will be concerns here...


Tracy Batchelder said...

Wow, that was fast! Are your fingers tired? Great looking sock.

Dropstitchknitter said...


goodkarma said...

Can I have that sock? :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the sock! That was super-duper fast.

Anonymous said...

Your sock pal has nothing to worry about!

Tara said...

So cute! And you pumped that baby out in no time - GOOD JOB!

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Anonymous said...

A Stocking in Rhyme
To knit a stocking, needles four,
Cast on the needles and no more;
Each needled stitches eight and twenty,
Then one for seam stitch will be plenty.
Four twenty rounds your stitch must be
Two plain, two purl alternately,
Except the seam stitch which you do
Once purl, once plain, the whole way through.
A finger plain you next must knit,
Ere you begin to narrow it;
But if you like the stocking long,
Two fingers' length will not be wrong.
And then the narrowings to make,
Two stitches you together take
Each side the seam; then eight rounds plain,
Before you narrow it again.
Ten narrowings you'll surely find
Will shape the stocking to your mind;
Then twenty rounds knit plain must be,
And stitches sixty-five you'll see.
These just in half you must divide,
With thirty-two on either side;
But on one needle there must be
Seam stitch in middle, thirty-three.
One half on needles two you place,
And leave alone a little space;
The other with the seam in middle,
To manage right is now my riddle.
Backward and forward you must knit,
And always purl the backward bit;
But seam stitch, purl and plain, you know,
And slip the first stitch every row.
When thirty rows you thus have done,
Each side the seam knit two in one
Each third row, until sure you feel
That forty rows are in your heel.
You then begin the hell to close;
For this, choose one of the plain rows;
Knit plain to seam, then two in one,
One plain stitch more must still be done.
Then turn your work, purl as before
The seam stitch – two in one, one more;
Then turn again, knit till you see
Where first you turned, a gap will be.
Across it knit together two,
And don't forget one plain to do;
Then turn again, purl as before,
And sew till there's a gap no more.
The seam stitch you no longer mind,
That, with the hell, I s left behind.
When all the heel is quite closed in,
To knit a plain row you begin,
And at the end you turn no more,
But round and round knit as before.
For this, on a side needle take
The loops the first slip-stitches make;
With your heel needle – knit them plain,
To meet the old front half again.
This on one needle knit should be,
And then you'll have a needle free
To take up loops the other side,
And knit round plain, and to divide
The back parts evenly in two;
Off the heel needle some are due;
Be careful that you count the same.
On each back needle, knit round plain;
But as the foot is much too wide,
Take two together at each side,
On the back needle where they meet
The front to make a seam quite neat.
Each time between knit one plain round,
Till stitches sixty- four are found;
And the front needle does not lack
As many as on both the back.
You next knit fifty-six rounds plain,
But do not narrow it again;
'Twill then be long enough, and so
Begin to narrow for the toe.
Your long front row knit plainly through,
But at its end knit stitches two;
Together and together catch
Two first in the next row to match;
Then to the other side knit plain
Half round, and do the same again;
That is, two last together catch,
Two first in the front row to match.
At first knit four plain rounds between,
Then two, ten one, until 'tis seen
You've knit enough to close the toe;
And then decrease in every row,
Until to stitches eight you're brought,
Then break the thread off – not too short –
And as these stitches eight you do,
Each time your end of thread pull through;
Then draw up all to close it tight,
And with a darning needle bright,
Your end of thread securely run,
And then, hurrah! The stocking's done!


cmeknit said...

And that is my crazy sister!

Anonymous said...

As though there was any doubt!!! Look how gorgeous! You are a sock queen, as far as I'm concerned :)

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Anonymous said...

What a lucky sock pal you have! I love your sock, I've been eyeing that pattern in Interweave Knits and think your sock is prettier and highlights the cable more than the magazine shot.

alison said...

Awesome sock!