Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First Cast On!

I have no idea how people are finishing things so fast this month! I guess I feel slower because I'm doing a mystery sock and I am hoping and praying I can get them done before January is over because they are my only January project. All of my other projects I'm doing this month were started in December (and earlier, tee hee).

Pattern: SKA January 2010 Mystery Sock by Debbi O'Neill
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk in Butterscotch
Cast On: January 1 (I just got the pictures ULed today XD)
Needles: 1 40 inch size 0 Addi Turbo circular

I am LOVING this yarn so far and I can't wait until I can cover my feet in it!  I've never used a size 0 before, but so far my sock seems to fit fine. I'm doing the medium because I knit looser than most and it's coming out as I would have expected the large to come out, which is good.

I got the beads at Bead Wrangler. They are, I believe, the size 8/0 Smoke Topaz Rainbow Matte.

I have no scale to track how much yarn I've used, so most of my projects will be socks. I thought I saw something on here for sock rules for the previous KAL. at least a 4 inch leg, and fitting a woman's medium, right? My foot is 9.5 inches long so that isn't a problem! =D

1 comment:

adrienne said...

the yardage is usually printed on the labels. you can always make a ballpark guess on yardage. if you have 3 balls of say 125 yards and you use almost all of them up, then you have a 300+ yd project.

and yes, we did have the 4 inch rule last time.