Saturday, October 06, 2007

Fall? Has anyone seen Fall?

I love Fall, it's my favorite season. But here in KC we seemed to be missing it. The first weekend of October and it's 87 degrees and I have the AC running. It's kind of bumming me out.

I want to wear sweaters and go for walks to see the leaves change but even if you go outside you start sweating. I bought a dark red mum to put on my porch hoping that would help, but no, I'm still looking for fall. I've decorated my house with pumpkins but it still doesn't feel the same since that briskness is missing from the air.

I've been working on my Socktoberfest socks. I finished the garter rib sock but it's too short for my foot. I don't know if it will fit my mother so I haven't started the second one. I am tempted to mail it to her and have her mail it back to see if it fits but I am pretty sure she will think I am nuts for this.

I also started the basic sock from Knitting Rules for my mother-in-law out of Knit Picks Dancing I had in my stash. She asked me a few weekends ago if it was hard to knit socks. I thought instead of trying to teach her, I would try to make her a pair for Christmas. I know this goes against general knitter's opinion but if I tried to teach my mother-in-law something, I would probably end up divorced.

I knit about 3 inches on my Jaywalker and tried to put it on my foot. It wouldn't go over my heel. I had to rip back to the ribbing and start over on size 2 needles as opposed to size 1. I'm wondering if I should maybe even go up to size 3. It's knit in Trekking XXL and I'm a tight knitter. I'll give it an inch or two and see how it goes.

1 comment:

turtlegirl76 said...

Jaywalker is a pattern that is inherently not stretchy. In addition to doing the largest size, going up a needle size is probably not a bad idea at all.