Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe
And a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row
Someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below
Till the rains comes tumbling down
Dave Mallet (listen to a youtube version here)
Working with the colors of lettuce, cabbage and carrots, lets me dream of the days ahead when I can work with the soil again in the warm sun.
This is a fun pattern to work on. Plenty of things going on to keep your interest, but also big areas of mindless knitting as well. Great travel knitting! I spent a good portion of last weekend in the car and this was the perfect companion. The upcoming weekend may be a repeat of last weekend, so I will work on sock number 2 then....at least I think I will. I have to admit that another sock has captured my attention and you know how I can be with that second sock....
The other day when I was cruising around blog land, I read this post and it made me laugh! I'm thinking something like this would be a perfect display in the studio I hope to have this summer...LOL!
As I was binding off my sock this morning, I started thinking about all of my single socks, and why I have such a hard time motivating myself to knit the second one right away. Most of it I imagine is boredom.....been there...done that already....don't really want to do it again right now. Kind of like reading a book and then picking it right back up to read again.
The thrill of a new project almost always wins out. I guess for me, it really is about the process and the enjoyment that I get from the knitted stitch. If I finish the pair right away...wonderful.... if I don't, I completely enjoyed the process on that first sock, and I will get back to that second one eventually :-).
Speaking of binding off a toe up sock....my good cyber friend Gina sent me a mini tutorial on a sewn off binding and I want to send her a huge THANKYOU!
This method of finishing the top edge of the sock works perfectly! The ribbing was comfortable on my leg with no tightness at all. For those of you, who like me, had never heard about this bind off, here is my little mini tutorial...
Slide the first 2 stitches on to a tapestry needle as if purling, right hand stitch first.
Gently pull the yarn through the two stitches.
Place the next stitch that is on the knitting needle onto the tapestry needle and sew the tail through it and the stitch just to the left of it (except for the first stitch, every stitch gets sewn twice).
Continue around the top of the sock,slipping the right hand stitch onto the tapestry needle and sewing it together with the first stitch to the left. Make sure to keep the tapestry needle underneath the working thread as seen above.
...and that's it! Easy Peasy!
This kit will be available on my website Monday, April 7th.