We had quite a social weekend, seeing friends or family Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon. During the driving around I managed to start and finish one of trek's Pilchard socks:
You might remember that I tried one of these before, and had just turned the heel when I realized it was going to be WAY too big. I can't get anything like trek's gauge in Cascade Fixation! Going down in needle size just doesn't help. I'm not able to knit that tightly, even though I do know tight knitting makes for better-wearing socks.
This time I started with 56 stitches instead of 64. I skipped the leg patterning on the heel flap, and knit a modified French toe instead of a standard wedge toe (as that tends to fit my chunky little feet better). The sock looks a little goofy off (the elongated French toe is kinda silly looking) but it fits like a dream:
And on Father's Day, I discovered the upsize I did on the Little Star cardigan fits a certain Little Star pretty darned well too!
So I promise I'll write the size two version up soon :-)
(Today, alas, I've been feeling like crap — blistering sore throat, exhaustion. I think stress and exhaustion just whacked my immune system. I slept a few extra hours and then just rested today, and I'm doing much better this evening, if still tired.)