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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Some New Socks

For the past few weeks, I've been dragging the Rosebud Pink Wrap around in my little Go Knit pouch*.  In all honesty, I've been dragging the yarn around in the pouch and once the wrap got to it's full width, it's been riding around in a one gallon Ziplock bag which I've also thrown the pouch into.  It's not the most glamorous way to carry knitting, but it's effective and it keeps it clean.  I realized that keeping the yarn in the pouch and the pouch in the bag was probably overkill as far as keeping everything clean and together, so over the weekend I pulled the yarn out of the pouch, dumped it into the Ziplock bag (what I clearly need is a larger size of Go Knit pouch) and liberated my pouch from the wrap.
With the wrap being as large as it is, it's not really public knitting right now (although I still take it in the car), so I decided to do some socks.  (Now that the pouch was free of the wrap, it felt a bit sad and lonely without anything in it.)  This is the first of my new pair of socks to keep the little pouch company.  The yarn is OnLine Supersocke 100 Florida color in color 1128 and the pattern is the Vog On sock - sort of.  I've knit a pair of Vog On's for Sockapalooza #something-or-other but I didn't have a pair for myself.  I remembered that it was an easy to memorize pattern so I thought I'd do a pair for myself.  I didn't want to do the little ruffle on the cuff like the pattern shows so I kind of tweaked the main design to get a ribbing that worked with the rest of the sock.  I also went down to a US 1.5 (2.5 mm) needle (the pattern calls for US 2's (2.75 mm), but lots of the people on Ravelry mentioned that the sock was pretty wide and I have narrow feet.  Here's the edging pattern I used if you're curious (I also put it on the project page in Ravelry):

Rnd 1:  *P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2:  *P1, K2tog, YO, P1, YO, SSK, P1, rep from * to end of rnd.

*I love the small size of this pouch for socks - it's exactly the right size for needles, yarn, and sock in progress, but clearly I need to get a medium and large size pouch too.



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