thanksgiving knitting

I've been busy in the knitting department for the last couple of days. I started and completed one sock for my mother for Christmas. As of now the other sock is well on its way. These socks are being knit in Patons Classic Wool Merino "Regency" on size 8 needles. I know, it was suggested that I use size 5 but my gauge was WAY off. I obviously knit too tight and need to correct that.

I had to rip back the half-inch or so that I worked on past the ribbing of my Koolhaas hat. I could read part of the design in the hat and the rest was completely jacked up. Maybe now that I have a feel for the pattern I can make it work. This whole "knit in the back of the loop" thing has me crazy, I feel like I'm creating a purl stitch instead of a knit stitch.
I've also added a couple of photos of my My So Called Scarf, one in detail. I'd like to finish it soon, however it appears to be on the back burner for now.
Oh, I had a request for a doggie sweater at Thankgiving dinner today. It'll be so much fun! Right after I make one for my little Kyan :) I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Stitch on!


Larry said...

Thanks, Rick, for taking the time to say hello. I really appreciate it. I hope your Thanksgiving Day was a good one. I just got home from dinner with an old friend, a former wannabe boyfriend. It's always nice to spend time with people we are fond of.

I made the Koolhass hat. Actually I made it one and a half times. I had to rip the top portion and redo it as the hat was too long. So you might want to check before you work that last repeat.

lexa said...

I'm currently knitting a watchcap that is all K1B, P1. It's a really nice hat, though. Started off wanting to make just one for a Christmas gift, now it's grown to four or six for Christmas gifts. And one for me! (Here's the pattern link: http://www.redlipstick.net/knit/martext.html)

rick said...

Hi Lexa,
That is a nice hat, thanks for more Christmas gift ideas :)

knititch said...

happy knitting. it goes swimmingly for you as a beginner. wonder where you will be at in 6 months time.