11 April 2010

Sock Update

So, this sock is driving me crazy. I screwed up the heel (in my opinion, the instructions were a little unclear) then tinked back to where I started doing it wrong but now the stitches are so loose that it made a big hole. So, it seems I am going to have to redo the entire heel. This scares me because I am afraid of dropping those teeny-tiny stitches.

I have a feeling I am not going to have both socks finished (and blocked) before Friday. 

06 April 2010

Goodwill Finds

I seem to have forgotten to write for a few months. Oops. I did finish my blanket back in February. I use it all the time.
 I haven't really done much knitting between then and now. I've mostly been playing video games. I picked up The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the first time since Summer 2008, I believe. I still haven't finished it though. I moved on to Final Fantasy, which I downloaded on the Wii. I didn't get around to finishing that though because then Final Fantasy XIII came out. So, I have been playing Final Fantasy XIII quite a bit lately. I did, however, cast on a sock a few days ago. The weekend before last I went to New Orleans with work and my boss told me she would like me to knit her a pair of socks. Her birthday is coming up, so I am making them for that. Hopefully I will be able to finish them before that.

Anyhow, a few days ago I found some interesting things at Goodwill a few weeks ago. I found an old knitting book (Knitting Made Easy by Barbara Aytes) and a bag full of yarn and someone's unfinished object for $1.75. 
The unfinished objects are blue and white striped in 4x4 ribbing. The first is on size 8 circular needles and the second is on size 8 straight needles. It looks like the second one is the same thing as the first one.
I suspect the yarn may be the yarn from the kit that the pattern is from. The pattern is for a Sears Shell Sweater Kit that was said to contain Sears 100% Orlon Acrylic.
I don't really know what to do with most of this stuff--especially the yarn and the knitting.  I was mostly interested in the old pattern and the cheap needles. Plus, I thought it would fun to handle someone else's unfinished knitting. I also probably felt a little sorry for it, abandoned in the Goodwill like that. And, of course, I thought it would be fun to blog about!