Sunday, December 2, 2012

YOP Update

What a week!  I was on the road back to Mountain Home for the doctor again....different doctor this time! LOL!  I had banking issues, doctors and finally now I think I have things taken care of for the Winter except for Medicare appointment Monday and a few more phone calls.  Retirement is a full-time job!!!!
But I  managed to sit and knit a bit.....I was too tired to do anything else! Ha! Ha!  Here I go again............
 But this time it is not the first sock...............
It's the beginning of the second because I FINALLY finished my first one!   Tah Dah!!!!!  Drum roll please!
I had  no problem this time until the toe.....trying to get the needles with 10 stitches on each of them from the top and bottom position of the sock to the sides of the sock.  The instructions said to not pull the back needle long and to K5 and that would put the needles in the right position to start the Kitchener stitch and close up the toe.  Huh???  I emailed her and said that I end up with 15 stitches on the back needle and the working yarn 5 stitches  "in" on the back needle.  She didn't explain it any better so I fooled around and finally got the needles in the right position with 10 stitches on each needle but not sure how..... so next time I'll run into the same predicament! LOL!    My other issue is this pattern in for a short cuff sock with bigger needles and yarn for learning but now I want to make regular socks with sock yarn and smaller needles and every pattern I see uses DPN' that I've learned Magic Loop.  I'll search some more and I do want to learn DPNs at some point too but for now I'd like to bask and enjoy my new skill and make a regular pair of socks before learning anything else.  I get easily confused! LOL!  Any advice or recommendations for Magic Loop sock patterns and/or good tutorials for DPNs would certainly be welcomed.
I also managed to do a little cross stitch since I still am afraid to knit and watch the telly simultaneously (I'm just asking for trouble when I do that).
     I hope you all had a great week and weekend!  Thanks so much for your comments and encouragement.  I know I would have given up on those socks if it hadn't been for all of you!  Thank you!  I need to play "catchup" once again this week!  Hugs to all!!!!


  1. These two projects are turning out pretty.

  2. I think I'm going to try socks your using a larger needle and yarn instead of sock yarn.. I'm not ready for the magic loop techinique..I'm still mastering dpn's!

  3. Good luck on the socks, I'm no help as I've not yet made any. Believe Debbie Macomber has socks ...using magic loop patterns.

  4. Well done on finishing the first sock and beginning the second!! I have never knitted socks but they are on my to do list and I do admire them when others make them :) Your cross stitch looks pretty too. Wishing you a happy week!
    Helen x

  5. Awesome sock. Someday, when I learn to stop starting too many projects at once, I'll try knitting some of my own.

  6. Knitting is beyond me so kudos to you for sticking with it. This rugmaking I am doing is enough to put me over the edge. :) Take care! Tammy


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