So last week I worked on the socks for Vermouth (Toe-Up socks by Leah Mitchell) and finally got them done. Now I am one of those knitters who like to have several projects going at the same time. Most of the time when it gets to point in the pattern where I have to pay attention to detail, and no longer able to knit round and round and round. This is usually when I have another project started and I will work on that for a while. So I have learned the importance of keeping a notebook. Especially when it comes to knitting socks because I put them down so often and come back to them in a week or sometimes longer.
I have seen tips where it is important to write down on the pattern how many pattern repeats you did this. I wish I had this info when I was working on Cookie A’s “Glynis” socks (from Sock Innovation). I didn’t’ make the right amount of pattern repeats in the foot part of the second sock like I did when in the first sock. So my toe part is off, but you can’t see it because it’s in the shoe - hiding. But live and learn and I applied this to Vermouth’s socks – which did pay off! I wrote down my method of my madness on how I started the toe, and then I wrote down how many pattern repeats I made in the foot and that wasn’t too hard, because I kept a sticky note with the pattern row numbers on it and when I finished a round, I crossed it off. So I went back and counted those repeats – 9-pattern repeats in the foot. I made other pattern notes, like in the gusset and the heal flap parts and then how many repeats I did in the leg part (4-1/2 repeats). I am pleased with the outcome and so is Vermouth.
|Not super happy with the pointy toe thing - |
But Vermouth loves them
So I made a plan last week to finish them and while doing this, I watched “Mad Men.” I have started with Season 1 and now I am on Season 2. I am cracking up at the relationship between Don Draper and his daughter, Sally, who he has taught how to make cocktails. It looked like a Manhattan that she gave to her father and his friend Carlton but it could have been an Old Fashioned. My parents are from Scotch/Martini days of the 1960’s as well. But I don’t think my mother taught my brother how to make martini until he was way older than Sally Draper (mid-1980’s).
The Martini Knitter