Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Socks & Crochet Olympics, day 5

Well, I actually crocheted a few other things today. I felt compelled to check in with the 3 different sock project WIPs. Number One is the classic ribbed sock from "Crocheted Socks" - one sock is completed and I started a round for the 2nd cuff. Number Two is the Southbay toe-up sock from my Yahoo crochet-a-long group - I did several rounds of this today at the bus stop and during my ds's piano lesson. It's now fast approaching the heel (AGHH!!!!). Number Three is the Crochet Me Ankle sock from my Yahoo Crochetsocks group. I officially did the swatch using Patons Kroy Sock yarn "Vista Sea" and my Addi Turbo 3.5mm E hook. Stitch gauge was dead on, 5 st per inch. Row gauge is probably closer to 5.5 -6 per inch instead of 5.... but I can work with that!

Finally, I settled down with my Olympic cardigan after the kids went to sleep. I did manage to get up to the armhole inset on the right front panel...not much more than that, but it will have to do. I'm hopeful that I'll get some daytime crocheting in tomorrow. I have a car service appointment tomorrow afternoon. The Volvo dealership has a great soundproof glass walled playroom adjacent to the waiting area. My kids LOVE going there to play, and I can sit & crochet guilt-free!!


Norah said...

Those crocheted socks sound like so much fun. I'm going to have to try them sometime. (Knitted ones too.)

Norma said...

Nice work all around, as usual, Ginny! I still don't know how you get so much done with the little ones around. Last week, my hands were completely hookless from Sunday night to Friday night; I just couldn't steal a minute! Love looking at your photos. Good luck with your current sock project. Don't fear the heel! You can do it!!!! : ) Norma