Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sick and twisted

....but mostly sick. Around 3 yesterday afternoon, I realized that I had a sore throat and was feeling abnormally tired. I decided to take it easy for the night, and finished the boyfriend's first sock in the process. I'm using the Gentleman's Fancy Sock pattern, which is an awesome pattern, but I find that the toes decreases are a little claustrophobic for my toes, which are quite used to being swathed in weirdish fibers like mohair. So I subbed a normal toe instead of the super-pointed Nancy Bush toe. Since I went up a couple of needle sizes for this pattern, I also had to recalculate the decreases and how long to knit before stopping for the toe.

I checked my gauge, I did some math, and I knitted the toe and grafted it - and it was exactly as long as I planned it - 10.25 inches! ....then I tried it on the boyfriend today, and he said, "Soooo could I have more space in the toe?" and well, it turns out that not everyone likes their socks to fit the same way that I do.

It's funny, because if this were any other project that I was working on while sick with a sore throat and three midterms next week, I would be tearing my hair out. Instead, I spend as much time as possible on said project when I should be studying for said midterms.

In other news, I have a tiny little project to share soon, co-made-up-on-the-spot with Bethany for our Fearless Knitting Exco. Hooray!


Ondrea said...

I like how you actually bother to "measure" and "calculate." I just sort of knit on the fly. You should teach me your ways.

I am being unproductive. I should just give in and knit something....after I got to lab and dissect my shark! His name is Senor Sleek.

Emily said...

I'm sick too! Woo!

Also, when I typed woo, I initially typed wool. Now there's a knitter's Freudian slip if there ever was one.

And this is Emily who you don't call Emmy, but that's what I have in blogger account, and for some reason it's not letting me post a comment not from my account like I usually do...