Saturday, March 01, 2008

Fourth time's the charm ...

The Lucy Neatby Toe Up Socks are finally going well ... on the fourth attempt.

1st attempt was the top down socks that were too small ....

2nd attempt I began trying the toe up option and got carried away with the increases. I increased to 80 stitches. After putting the stitches onto some waste yarn and trying them on I realised that they were way too big.

3rd attempt I chose the smaller size options in the pattern and went for 76 stitches - seemed about right. Still too big. *sigh*

It occured to me that maybe I should see how many stitches were on my previous pair of Lucy Neatby toe down socks and work from there ... there were 60 stitches. Quite a few less then!

4th attempt is 60 stitches and seems to be fitting perfectly so far. Only one and half inches to the heel too. I thought that I should read the heel instructions, and was delighted to discover that it's an after-thought heel (see Dec 18th post). This is something I've been wanting to try.

Look at him ... so cute isn't he? This is the same cat who has decided when he needs to be sick that the best place to do it is from the top of his climbing perch (5 feet high). He's done this a few times now ... onto to his fluffy cave bed, onto the newly plastered and painted walls, onto his scratch post. *sigh* I do love him, but sometimes I wish he'd just show me the common decency of throwing up on a newspaper, or even better, in the toilet.

And on that lovely note ... byee

1 comment:

TangledFrog said...

4th time lucky! You are a patient woman! And your kitty is way too cute! Looks like he has a hand-knitted blankie to lay on.