Friday, February 12, 2010

Let the games begin.....

I finally finished the first Mermaid sock!!

The lifeline around the toe was in case I ran out of yarn and had to go with Plan B, which would have given the sock a navy toe. The stitch marker marks the start of the heel gusset. Probably not necesary, but I'm leaving it there for now.

As you can see I had enough yarn, but it was closer than I would have liked. Here's all I had left over:

That's not much yarn, folks

Of course I had to try it on:

It's a little bunchy around the top of my foot (opposite the heel). I think it's the cotton in the yarn.

Cat not to scale

The Olympics start tonight and I joined the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics. My project will be to finish the second sock before the closing ceremonies so I can move on to some of those sock kits [Note: there are 20 of them now. I think they're multiplying when I'm not looking. Might have to separate them]. Given that I started the first Mermaid sock in July, it will definitely be a challenge to finish the second one in 17 days. In my defense, I finished two other pairs of socks, a really long scarf, a shawl and some fingerless mitts during that time, not to mention starting two other shawls and doing other quilty and crafty stuff.

I did start the second sock today.

I have 3 rows done. Better get a move on....


Quilting Kits said...

what a marvelous use of yarn you have done.good tactics that you have followed for preparing it..

Monica said...

Good luck with your knitting olympics! The sock looks great!