Thursday, March 27, 2008

Just do what Charlene says

That's the advice I was given today.  And for once, I will follow without question.

Because the Charlene is THE Charlene - Charlene Schurch, the author of Sensational Knitted Socks, and of course, More Sensational Knitted Socks. I have borrowed a copy of SKS and started knitted her Garter Rib pattern using the Hazel Knits Purty Purple Rogue I purchased at Bobbins Nest Studio on the Stitches West weekend.  And as I suspected, I'm just lovin' the yarn, it's knitted up nicely on size 2 needles, it's purty, and I am pleased.

I've been knitting along mindlessly without having to look back at the book. But now it's time to divide and conquer....errr, no, wait....I mean divide and turn.  As in "for the heel".  Since I've done this on the itty bitty socks and had no problems, there's no reason to expect any now. When I did it before I didn't stop to think about what I was doing, I just followed the directions. However, I am really quite proficient at over-thinking things, so that's not a bad way for me to operate.  Just put your eyes on it and do ezackly what the pattern tells you to do.  So that's the plan.

That little squiggly green line you see?  That's the ends of my safety line.  It's not that I don't trust Charlene, really I do!  But it's kind of like deciding whether or not to take your umbrella with you on a cloudy day.  Putting in a safety line is a way of paying homage to the knitting gods.  They look down, see your caution, nod approvingly, and move on to torture that poor soul in the next county who refuses to swatch anything and just can't seem to grasp the concept of gauge.

So here we go - me, Charlene, and the Purty Purple sock.  See you on the other side!


Mia said...

Looking good! Maybe I will really have to think about getting the needles out this weekend :)

JamieL said...

oooh, I *love* her books! What a rockin' sock, too. (hey that rhymes!) ISo, venture forth, bold knitter, to excellence and comfy socks! (and post droolable pics of the finished items!!)

Sheepish Annie said...

It 's looking good! I think you'll be turned and moving ahead in no time flat!

Logan said...

Sweet sock! Are socks addictive or what?

(Hehe, "ezackly")

Anonymous said...

I like it!