Ah - another WIP Wednesday. It has been a while since I have done one of these so I figured it was time to get something down.
As I have stated in previous blog entries, I have had a hankering to make socks. And while crochet is my primary form of fiber arts, I have never felt that crocheting socks was good for socks to be worn in shoes. Perhaps it is because I have really sensitive feet, but if the sock goes into a shoe WITH my foot, then I prefer knit. I think it is because the post of a crochet stitch is round while knit is more flat.... who knows - it's my reasoning. I know I'll have a host of comments from readers stating how they have the perfect crochet sock - I'm sure you do for you... for me, shoe socks are to be knit socks. Although - I do like a nice thick, comfy crocheted pair of house socks.
Anywhoozles - what I'm trying to say is my WIPs are pretty much knit focus.
I have one sock on a loom; however, I'm not sure this sock will ever get finished. I like the loom ok - but not enough to torture myself with making a second sock.
How I figured out I was doing something wrong was I decided that I would use up the last of my off-white cotton yarn making dishcloths. Well, I've crocheted several dishcloths and thought I'd knit up one of Grandmother's Favorites. Well, I was knitting away at the socks and decided to put some time in on the dishcloth. When I went to do a yarn over, the yarn didn't seem to sit right. I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out what was wrong - and then it hit me. I was not doing the knit stitch right. For some reason, I got weird in the middle of the sock and didn't realize it until I picked up the washcloth. Oh well - I ended up frogging the socks and will cast them on again, most likely, tomorrow.
I do have one crochet project in the making although, while I know the man does not actively read my blog, I do not want to talk about it too openly or post pictures. Just know I'm about 10 to 15% done with it. I am excited to see this one grow; however, he was off work Sunday and Monday so I have not been able to work on it since Saturday. I'm eager to see how this one turns out.
But - before I blow the surprise (I could see him reading my blog tomorrow on a fluke) I'm going to stop talking about it now.
Whelp, this is the mighty entry I have for WIP Wednesday. If you are interested in what others are doing or would like to participate yourself, head on over to Tami's Amis blog.