What's a pirate's favorite sock?
Talk like a pirate day was Saturday. It was a good day, and despite the MBTA shuttling from Quincy Center to JFK/UMass I was able to get to Davis and help a friend warp her loom for the first time. Her loom from what I remember is a Beka, and it is very different from my Kromski. Not in a bad way, but it is definitely not designed to be even quasi-portable. I'm going to be bringing her a few books and some of my other gear.
The biggest thing with the Beka that was not an improvement was the use of a crochet hook as a sleying tool. Pulling the warp through the reed with the crochet hook was just not as comfortable as using a tool more designed for the task (mine is a long flat hook, and I have not accidentally damaged the yarn using it).
Saturday was full of one bad thing too (the warping was a very good thing). I knit the heel flap and turned the heel on the train only to realize that I somehow was one stitch over and that my heel was never going to look centered. I don't mind if it isn't exactly the same as the first sock of the pair, but I figured that this was a simple change. Rip, rip, rip!
Sunday I reknit the heel flap during more football and had to turn the heel twice. Sometimes the socks don't want to be knit! I'm finally done with the heel and I have at my last count 42 rows before I get to the toe. Soon! Soon I will have another new pair of socks.
I think my next pair of socks will be the Kikko Hanabishi socks. I am interested in two color knitting, so this might be a good choice. The only problem I see with them is that they might be too small. They only come in one size, and the pattern is wide enough that I'm not sure how I would expand them for my slightly larger feet. I've never tried to make a pair of socks for myself that were not at least 60 stitches.
Of course, this means I am trolling ravelry now to see what other options there are. Does anyone have a favorite fair isle sock pattern?