Wednesday, August 08, 2007

One sock just ain't enough!

I figured it out! - lots of revalations last night - one was that I am able to knit a sock - I was a little mixed up at the toe because I didn't read my directions slowly until I understood them - I did figure it out though, and it looks good even with the "making it up as I go" knitting I did on a few stitches (hehe)... NOW I hear about SSS (Second Sock Syndrome) and I know about it.... but I haven't had it *yet*.... I thought last night that if I just cut off my other foot, then I only need one sock... it'd save me time in knitting socks for myself...


This is not a good idea, however. Cutting your foot off would make it more difficult to walk, and it's not a desirable fate. Lots of folks have to deal with missing a foot or leg - I also kind of think that the healing time and pain associated with chopping my foot off are a greater burden than just sitting down and knitting sock #2. I did not cast on the second sock last night - mostly because it was getting late, and we were watching a tribute to Hal Fishman (the KTLA news anchor who passed away yesterday) I was tired and getting a little sad thinking about my dad, and it was so late that I needed not to start it yet... I want to try to find a similar repeat location in the next ball of yarn so that I maybe get a similar patter on sock #2.

I listened to Lime n' Violet on the way into work today, and they had 2 neat websites to mention... LittleKnits and Gosh Yarn It! which both look like good places to shop... I have also been digging around on the net for a place to buy my spinning wheel - I think Paradise Fibers is going to be the place - it seems to be a good site full of lots of roving and materials and I want to buy my wheel (the Kromski Minstrel in Walnut) from a place that offers lots of other goodies - so that I build a relationship with them. I would, of course, buy it locally from my LFS (Local Fiber Shop) but I don't think they offer Kromski wheels...

That's it for now - I'm happy about my sock - and excited about the wheel :) If anyone has any suggestions about buying a spinning wheel please let me know - I take my first spinning class on Saturday and I just know that I'm going to love it :) - if I am not somehow convinced otherwise, I will probably buy the Minstrel next week!

2 comments:

Andy's Crafts said...

You are way too funny. The sock looks great. How much Noro Silk do you use oer sock?

Elabeth said...

Have you tried out any wheels yet? If not, you may want to try out several different brands before you buy. I have a Minstrel that I impulse-bought because it was so pretty, and it can be a little fussy sometimes. It also has pretty small bobbins compared to my Louet wheels.