There were some interesting comments on the yarn weighing experiment I posted yesterday. As you know, it was done under very un-scientific conditions, but I did use the same scale for each skein. And I left the labels on the skeins when I weighed them.
Whether a sock yarn seems slightly over or slightly under, I can tell you that I’ve never run short of yarn when knitting socks from any of the yarns I weighed yesterday.
I took today off from work and have been doing this and that.
I took my car in for routine maintenance this morning. Here is the odometer reading:
Pretty low mileage for a 2004 car — you can see that I don’t drive a whole lot.
While waiting for my car to be serviced I had some good knitting time so I was able to finish these:
Diagonal Lace socks knit from Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in the “Strange Harvest” colorway on 2mm needles.
Marnie asked in the comments:
I notice your diagonal lace pattern isn’t flipped for the second sock. Do ever worry about making socks symmetrical when they have directional patterns?
Good question! I tend not to make specific left and right socks particularly when I’m doing a smaller all-over pattern. But within a sock, I’ll make the pattern symmetrical. For example, the side cables on my Asparagus Cables Socks are symmetrical to each other.
Kat R asked:
When you do the M1 for your toe increases, do you make them a mirror image of each other? Or do you just do the same thing for both sides? I know you said you have been increasing at the gusset by k1f&b. I was just curious about the toe increases.
I do the K1 f&b on both sides. If I’m doing a sock on two circulars, for example, I work it as follows:
K 1 f&b, knit until 2 stitches remain on needle, K 1 f&b, K1.
Anyhow, other than finishing these socks I’ve not done much that is blog-worthy.
Several of you have asked how I am feeling. Much better, thanks for asking! It doesn’t take much effort to tire me out, so I’m taking things as easy as possible. I’ve got a follow-up appointment with my neurosurgeon in a couple of days and I have every reason to believe he’ll say I’m recovering from surgery well. He’ll likely give me the go-ahead to return to work full-time.
But I have taken next week — Thanksgiving week — off from work, so that’ll be postponed for a bit.
Lucy has been demonstrating what a tough life she has.