Yeah, sometimes I really crack myself up.
Hey, guess what? I’m working on the edging on the first side of the shawl.
I’m a bit further along than that, but you’ll have to wait until Sunday to see. By then (barring any unforeseen atrocities) I’ll have the first edge done and will have started on knitting the second half of the stole.
What you may or may not be able to see from the photo is that there are beads placed along the edging, which makes it very entertaining to knit, but also slows things down, as I have to stop and pull a bead up the yarn into place from time to time. The edging pattern is surprisingly easy to memorize as it is logical.
There were some sock questions in the comments.
A couple of related questions:
When you get to the cuff ribbing, do you change needle sizes or adjust the number of stitches at all or just continue on whatever you have for the ankle?
and Marion asked:
How many stitches do you end up with around the cuff of your socks?
The answer is . . . it depends.
I usually don’t change needle size or adjust the number of stitches when I get to the ribbing. What I do consider is the bind-off and make a conscious effort to make it as stretchy as possible. I do a stretchy sewn bind-off or a Russian bind-off to achieve this. (If you don’t know what either of these are, a Google search will tell you. Or, use the search box over in the sidebar to search my archives — I’ve discussed them at length in my blog in the past.)
Sometimes I will increase stitches or switch to a larger needle for the ribbing, if the sock recipient has larger than average calves.
Will you ever enlighten us on how you “Cook up” your socks?
Well, that’s a tough one. The answer is: “a bunch of different ways.”
That was helpful, wasn’t it?
The Random Number Generator chose Mary the Digital Knitter to receive my copy of The Thirteenth Tale. Mary, I’ve emailed you. Again, thank you to everyone who left a comment!
Lucy and the Heat
Nope, I still haven’t turned on the heat. Yep, I’m still opening the windows. Even with opening the windows every night for a couple of hours and employing a fan to suck cold air into my condo, I cannot get the temperature in here to go below about 71 degrees. This is no doubt due to the combination of my condo building being very well-insulated and my neighbors having their heat turned on.