sunday is my free knitting day. i work on whatever project i feel like. today was my 1426 socks. i’m up to the gusset of the first sock, but i’m going to swap out for another gusset. i think i know what she’s trying to tell me to do, but i have a gusset i like just as much that wouldn’t require as much fiddling as she’s trying to get me to do.
current pattern modifications: 11 gusset dec rows (presuming that your gusset is 16 or 17 sts deep, then you work 10 rws, which makes a gusset of 19 sts deep the way the pattern is current knitted 11 gusset dec rows).
every four st increase in the width of the sock is calling for an increase of 4 rws to the foot length, so for an average male sock of 76 sts then i should aim for 56 rws, give or take (68 sts = 48 rws).
gusset directions: “Starting at center back of heel, work across first needle to last 3 sts. K2tog, K1. On needle 2, work across evenly. On needle 3, K1, Sl1, K1, psso,
then work across to the end of the needle. You should be back at the center back of the heel.
Next round: work even.”
(in case you’re wondering, this is the basic sock generator that i use, and have used for close to 10 years).
I’ve been going to a new knitting circle for three weeks now. this is something of an event for me. i’m not very good with meeting new people (imagine that). but i really needed a new/expanded social circle- i like most of mid’s friends well enough, but at the same time, they’re his friends and most of our interests don’t overlap. for example, i have absolutely no interest in fire dancing, drinking homebrew, or hula hooping.
it’s been going well enough. it takes me 3 or 4 times of hanging out with a group to get a really good feel about whether or not i’ll return on a regular basis. there are some issues- they really hate acrylic. i work with it just fine, and have problems with ‘fiber snobs’. however, i’m also aware that my issue with fiber snobs is intense enough that i’m almost a snob in the opposite direction. however, i seem to be meshing well enough, or at least, as well as i can. i have a rather dominant personality (what i’m trying to say, delicately, is that i’m well aware that i can be an ass) and it can get worse when i’m in new social situations.
but i haven’t gotten the cold shoulder, entirely at least, and there are some people that i like enough to outweigh any negative impressions i get from other people. and it’s like a line from a poem i’m found of, everyone has their own stories to tell.
mid likes it because it’s at a coffee bar in a part of town that he’s fond of, and he likes the coffee bar. i like the barristas, and i like the coffee (it’s actually the brand i used to sell at perk’s). i go and i spin, and i knit socks. i have also taken up a habit of waving at the people who stare at me through the window like i’m some new exhibit at the zoo.