Saturday, June 21, 2008
Nutkin sock number 1 is done. I even managed to do the short row toe using the actual pattern method, instead of resorting back to the wrap instructions I'd had to use for the heel. I did have a few too many stitches when I was done, but it was nothing I couldn't decrease into submission, and the toe looks perfectly normal. Here's hoping the short rows go better on the second sock.
I also cast on the Icarus shawl, about a week ago, but it only just finally got to the point where it looks like something might just possibly be going on. I'm a little stalled out at the moment because I need to enlarge the pattern (I was faking my way through with the reduced size in the book, but it's getting to a place where that's not working so well right now.)
I've pretty much picked out my next two sock projects, so I'm hoping I can blaze my way through the second Nutkin this week so I can move on to something else. The actual Nutkin pattern sections go pretty fast, if I can just get through the heel and toe quickly.