I honestly don't know what's going on with my gauge. So I'm working on a sweater for my dad for Christmas and I'm suppose to have 20 stitches to 4 inches. On sz 8 needles I had 19 stitches to 4 inches. So, I went down a size to 7s, now i have 18 sts to 4 inches. How did I even do that? Yeah, I'll have to see if I can find what I need to do this. But I don't see how I'm looser on smaller needles. Any thoughts?
That's going to change for a bit here, I hope. I have two knitted gift deadlines looming. My Dad's birthday in the first week of May, and Mother's day the following Sunday. Not to mention that I'll likely make another pair of socks for my dad on Father's day too.
So, yeah, Dad's getting more socks. It was either that or buy him gravel for his fish tank. Mom is getting another pair of slippers. She said something after Christmas that she might need another pair, as I had commented she was wearing them all the time. There are also several improvements both she and I would like to add to them. I'l do a post detailing that later as I'm trying to keep these as much of a surprise as possible. It's a little difficult when I'm currently living back with them. We'll see how well I do.
What you see is the sole of the sock an just barely the start of the toe shaping. As I think I said, I found the pattern for this in one of the older issues of Interweave Knits (okay, I did my due diligence and found the issue in Ravelry. I could remember the cover but not when it appeared.) that I have. Granted, I have to fudge with the pattern every so often. I have small but wide feet, it seems. (I blame my mom, we have about the same foot measurements, though we wear different shoe sizes. Yeah, I've given up on trying to figure that one out.) To accommodate my "weird" feet, I cast on as for the smallest size, then followed the instructions, with some fudging of the numbers, for the middle size. So, I'm basically following the instructions except when it comes to telling me specific numbers, then I math and fudge it. I may futz around with the heel and toe pieces and see how big they are and then figure out the rest of the numbers on my own. But I do find it an interesting way to make a sock. Maybe not the way I'll always make them, but certainly a way to break up the monotony of knitting socks. I sometimes tire of seeing the strips lining up the way that they always way do. This doesn't completely stop that, but it does shake things up a bit.
Then again I've been working on a new sock style that was in one of my Interweave Knits magazine from a while back, and it took me reading one line of instructions several times before I understood what it was trying to tell me. So, it could just be that I'm being slow. Not out of the realm of possibility.
I want to complain about the weather, but I'm not sure how far I'd get since I think it's too warm for this time of year.
So this is the rainbow carp top that I've been working on since forever ago, it seems. I'm finally to the first arm hole whatchamacallit. Yeah, sure it looks like it lays nice with all the rest of the piece, but it's only attached on one side. I wanted to have it done and started on the next one. That may or may not show how I think the whole thing kinda goes together. Partly because my head can't make sense of what the words are saying, but I think I get what the picture is telling me. So I should be able to get it done. I still need to figure out where I'm gonna get the other size needles I need to do the sleeve caps. But that's still a good ways away, so I'm not too worried about it yet.
Seriously, it's no where on the bed or nightstand. (Yes, I keep knitting on my bed at night. No, I don't try to sleep and knit.) It's not stuffed between the bed and wall, bed and nightstand, or nightstand and the wall. It's not on the floor under or around the bed. I've even looked in the pillow cases to see if I some how stuffed it in there while I was sleeping.
Okay, in all honestly, I've been typing madly between trying to find that dang knitting. It appears I shoved it between the comforter and the blanket. Don't ask me, I thought I put it up by the pillows. And then my camera's dead. Probably not surprising given that I don't remember when the last time I turned it on was. I'll get pictures at some point, and possibly get some of the Christmas knitting, which I actually finished on time.
So, now I'm curious, do you leave knitting on your bed? Why or why not?