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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Knitting Notes

I've gotten to the beginning of the heel flap on my Moonflower socks. The pattern is a very simple repeat, and quite enjoyable, and I really like the yarn. Unfortunately, it's becoming increasingly clear that by using size 0 needles, I'm producing a sock that won't even fit a midget. At first, it seemed like it was just going to be a bit small, so I had the bright idea of sending them off to my friend L, who has much smaller feet than I do (and is having a rotten month, so would probably appreciate a care package). But, by the time I got to the heel flap, it became quite clear that they wouldn't even fit her. So, these are going to be frogged (during the week, since I have to make sure I recast them on to keep in the Sockdown February rules). I think I'll try them again with 1 1/2 needles.

I did still like the idea of sending L a care package, so I cast on some Embossed Leaves socks on my Knit Picks Imagination (Frog Prince) yarn. This pattern goes light years faster than the Moonflowers (at least partially because it's on size 2 needles), so I'm hoping to have these as a blip in my sock production schedule and get back to the Moonflowers asap.

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