Lookee What I Did

November 24, 2006 at 9:39 am (knitting, Work in Progress)

While digesting a delicious Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, I performed a miracle of knitting. turned the heel of my very first sock, and began gusset decreases.

[Insert angelic chorus here.]

Turned Heel

For those more experienced knitters, this may not be so exciting. But considering that I’m just coming up on my first knitaversary, this is a wonder. I’m so pleased that actually can’t wait to try kitchener stitch. I’m not kidding!

When my fingers fatigued from the tiny metal needles, I cast on and made some good headway on my other sister’s Christmas Hat, the Basic Cable from Stitch N Bitch Nation in Paton’s Classic Merino Wool in Natural Mix.

Basic Cable Start

Now, while it annoys me that the bottom ribbing doesn’t line up with the cables, I think I will actually like it once it’s finished, and more importantly, I think it will look really nice on my sister’s head.

In other knitting news, I think I’m going to frog the Irish Hiking Scarf. I’m almost done with it, so this is very painful, but frankly I think I should be knitting it on a smaller sized needle. It’s just too drapy and doesn’t have the nice cable pop. Sigh . . . I’m going to have to marinate the thought for a little longer though before I pull out all that work.

And since dear husband and I will be spending Christmas with his family down south, we’ll be celebrating the holiday with my family on December 16. Which means, I have about three weeks to finish my projects. Eeek!! Since lists sooth my Virgo heart, here’s the status of my Christmas knitting:

Flower Basket Shawl for Mom: Done!

Irish Hiking Scarf for Dad: Must be frogged and restarted . . .  I think . . .

Basic Cable for Eldest Sister: 40%

Odessa for Middle Sister: Done!

London Beanie for Brother-in-Law: Need to fix the color jogs a bit, but otherwise Done!

V-Neck Cardigan for Sweet Niece: Needs to be seamed and then I can pick up and knit the front button band.

Scarf & Fingerless Gloves for Husband: If time permits . . .

So I think I’m doing all right. I’m much less intimidated by the button band on the baby sweater now that I’ve turned the heel on a sock!! I love how even the most intimidating aspects to knitting, most always turn out to be relatively simple in execution.



  1. courtney said,

    Good work on the sock! It looks really good.

  2. Theresa said,

    Congratulations on reaching this important milestone in your knitting life – it looks great!

  3. Old Knitter said,

    Great job on the sock…and there is a lot of help out there with the Kitchener Stitch. I really like the colors in the yarn you used for the sock.

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