Pattern – Honeycomb Socks by Chris Carroll for Schaefer Yarn
Yarn Used – 0.5 skeins of Schaefer Anne in Purple and Green
Needles – Option size 1
Gauge – 9 sts per inch
Knit – December 24, 2007 to January 05, 2008
Modifications – Lots. But I’m writing the directions and sending them Schaefer Yarn so they can update the pattern to the way I did it.
Overall this pattern isn’t too hard. Once you figure out the special stitch, it’s a piece of cake, plus it’s easy to memorize where you are once you get a hang of it. The special stitch is always done on the purl stitch.
I was rather frustrated at first when I started because I had to rip back so many times. But once I realized that it wasn’t me, I paid a lot more attention to the pattern and making notes on what I would do differently. Laura from Schaefer was happy with what I did and had asked me to write out the modification I did so she can implement to the pattern. I’m glad my hard work is being recognized.
By doing this pattern, I learned that a knitted in the round gauge and a flat gauge can be very different. I’ll be doing all my gauges differently now for knit in the round projects. I also learned the Kitchener Stitch. Click to go to the Knitty tutorial. I really like the pictorial Knitty provided. I had heard horror stories about Kitchener stitch, but it was so easy! It’s not easy to memorize but it’s not very complicated. So glad I had the opportunity to try it.
And no, I didn’t line up the colors intentionally. It just happened. I probably couldn’t even plan it to make it happen!
On a completely different topic, you probably noticed my side bar looked a little different. I reorganized the order and I added a Work in Progress bar, courtesy of Ravelry!!! If you have Ravelry and you would like the status bar, just click here and ask for it. Speaking of Ravelry, I figured out how to add tab and reorganize my forum page. It’s pretty nifty. Oh, and I also added my Finished Object Gallery – it’s a slideshow from one of the widget. I had an album in Picasa Web called FO and just linked it and it works! missburrows had suggested me to use treasurelicious, which I had considered, but when I saw the slideshow widget, it was just easier.
Tomorrow, I’ll probably get back and work on the much deserved Irish Hiking Scarf… It’s only been on the shelf for only a year…
Oh, and did I tell you that my puppies are pushy and likes the bed more than I do?