Wednesday, September 3, 2008

More knitting... in AUGUST

So, I've been knitting a lot more than sewing, which goes against my theory that sewing is more satisfying because you can complete a project so much faster... d'oh!
Anyway, here's a sampling of what I've been up to:
I finished the stripey socks... then i tore out the bind off because I couldn't get my stinkin' cankles into the socks!!! I found a new bind off called knit 1 purl 1 bind off, which uses your tapestry needle instead of the other knitting needle. It's super stretchy and my cankles are happy :)

Here's the bind off before:

And After:

ok, so maybe it's not that obvious off my leg, but on it's a huge stretchy difference!
On this first pair of socks, I learned - the "magic cast-on"... an invisible cast on for toe-up socks. A short row heel, which turned out really great, and the new bind off - satisfaction guaranteed!

I liked it so much, and had enough yarn left over to make Ella Bella some sweet shortie socks:

I also knit this soaker for a friend this weekend, while we were camping, and it turned out SO pretty!

Here's my next project:

Ok, and I also have these new socks on my needles:

All that to say, I need to get to the sewing machine and sew some stuff for revive!!! Although, this new "make stuff for yourself" thing has been awfully fun.