Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Koigu Mori M223
Here is another colourway of Koigu Mori...M223. (50% fine merino 50% mulberry silk)
I am LOVING the jewel tones in this colourway. And it was a breeze to knit. This pair is size Medium, knit with the 54 needle cylinder on my Legare 400. For a little different twist in the knit I did a pico edge on the hem top.
Sometimes I can knit on 'autopilot'.
But not on Mondays or Fridays.
And not late in the day if I've been knitting all day.
Here's a boo boo that happened because I wasn't alert. The red yarn is the beginning of the toe. I got about half way through my decreases when I realized I had grabbed the wrong ball of yarn for that toe.
If I make a boo boo like that on the 'first sock' I just carry on and make sure I do the same boo boo on the second sock.
But this was the second sock and I REALLY didn't want to frog it. Especially since I used woolly nylon on the foot and REALLY didn't want to try frogging sock yarn twirled with woolly nylon!
So... I pushed all the 'toe' needles down (as you can see above) except for the two outside edge stitches.
Then.... I rehung the stitches from the very last row of the foot (before the colour change for the toe). In the above pic I've already rehung the first stitches on the left side. You can see that the stitches to rehang are clearly visible against the contrast of the red yarn.
And you can see the yarn I MEANT to use for the toe sitting in a dish waiting to work. (Set there well in advance so I didn't grab the wrong ball again!)
finished the knitting.
You can see that I have two jobs left to do.....kitchener the toe closed AND remove that roll of red yarn that is the erroneous-toe.
Will the sock be destroyed when I pull the end of that red yarn?
Or did I save the day....