Monday, June 18, 2007

It fits!

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.)


Angie said...

I have that fixation colorway, it is fab, must knit it...someday. The cardi is precious as well. Rest and let your immune system catch up.

Anonymous said...

The Little Star is adorable in her Little Star!

Hope you're feeling better today!

Jen said...

The sock is gorgeous, love the colors! And the sweater is just absolutely darling.

Hope you get plenty of rest and feel better soon!

Earin Marybird said...

I was going to say something about the adorable little star but I've been aced! She is amazingly cute.

You're an inspiration. I have an overly large Cascade sock that should be frogged...I will have to be brave. All that work undone.

I hope that you woke up this morning feeling better. All this reorg and stress is very hard on the system.

April said...

Your socks are very pretty! And as a sign of my maturity I will refrain from making snide comments about Fixation, THE YARN I HATE.

I need to make a Little Star cardigan, both the model and the sweater itself are adorable.

Get better soon, Girlie!

Laura B said...

Aww! The little star cardigan is adorable on her!