Friday, January 27, 2006

one down...

well, here it is! a jaywalker -- the first of a pair. and, yes it fits! as the saying goes -- the third time is a charm.

i started this on tuesday evening at "snb" and finished it yesterday afternoon -- sort of. the only thing left to do is the toe. the pattern calls for a kitchener stitch to finish but, i don't get that. i've tried before but, it doesn't work for me. so, i've put the last 14 stitches on a stitch holder in the hopes that one of you can show me how to do this type of bind-off. if not, i will be stick with what i know and bind-off the good old fashion way.

i would have modeled them but, i'm still in pj's and the legs are a bit ashy! i didn't want to put you through that.

have a great weekend. traveling tuesday but, i'm hoping to be there the next -- it was fun.

8 Comments:

  • Oh my God, that looks fantastic! And what fast knitting. I started mine a week and a half ago and am still on the gusset decreases...

    By Blogger Cari, at 1:01 PM  

  • congratulations! It looks great

    By Blogger Ramona, at 1:02 PM  

  • Great job!!! Did you figure out the kitchner stitch yet?

    By Blogger Scoutj, at 3:31 PM  

  • If you don't want to kitchener, you can do a three needle bindoff.
    1. Turn the sock inside out
    2. Put the stitches onto two needles.
    3. With a third needle, insert it into the first stich on each needle as if to knit. Basically, you will be knitting the first stitch on each needle together.
    4. Repeat.
    5. Bind off as usual.

    There's probably a video on http://knittinghelp.com
    It is very important to turn the sock inside out, or you get a really nasty looking toe.

    By Blogger Beth, at 4:07 PM  

  • The socks do look very good, by the way.

    By Blogger Beth, at 4:08 PM  

  • Wow, you really finished those FAST!!! And they look FANTASTIC!!!

    We are looking forward to seeing you again at Flying Star :-) Hopefully, you'll get some time to be home soon and just relax and enjoy!!!

    By Blogger Laurie, at 8:04 PM  

  • Hey Karon! I am very impressed with how quickly you knit that sock! And it looks great. Somebody at the group can definitely teach you the kitchener -- or someone at Village Wools. You'll also find instructions for it in basic knitting reference books like The Knitters Companion or Vogue Knitting or Debbi Bliss How to Knit.

    Congratulations again on the great work.

    By Blogger LMB Knits, at 10:36 PM  

  • Beautiful! and fast, too. I've got 2" on mine done, and I'm at it almost two weeks. Great work!

    By Blogger Beverly, at 12:44 AM  

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