By JC | March 28, 2012
Friday is the first day of the DFW Fiber Fest (whee! can’t wait!), which means Thursday is a travel day, which means today is laundry and packing day, which means yesterday was start-some-travel-knitting day:
I plan to produce socks that pretty much match the photo in the pattern that my mom sent: über-plain stockinette, with just a bit of k1, p1 rib at each end. But, true to my word, I’m not following the pattern itself:
- Seven stitches to the inch on size 3.5 mm needles? Pfft. For yarn this fine, I’m using 2.5 mm needles. I’m getting a much more durable yet still comfy fabric at 8.5 to 9 stitches per inch.
- A firmer gauge means bumping the stitch count up – in this case, to 64 stitches. So far, the sock-in-progress fits me, which means it’ll fit my mom.
- To get matching cast-on and bind-off edges, I started with a tubular cast-on, and plan on using a tubular bind-off. (Okay, yes, beyond the matchy-matchy bit I admit I’m going tubular for the fun of it.)
So there you have it: utterly mindless knitting to keep my hands entertained while traveling and while socializing at the DFW Fiber Fest. We’ll see how much I get done over the weekend.