Sunday, June 10, 2007

Provisional Cast on, Past the Heel, and Jet Skis

Sunday we went to a local quilt store that also has a nice knitting corner to exchange some left over yarn left over from a baby gift project, pics coming soon. Headed to a little park to get some relaxing sun time and a little knitting overlooking the boat harbor when we saw a little strip of grass on the other side of a flood control channel that feeds into the ocean. A little detour and found the entrance to the park and took the chairs out of the car and found a wonderfully quiet place. Well, their is a little car noise but that turns to white noise for me.

Mrs. Twisted has been wanting to do a toe up sock for a few months now. Looking at patterns she realized she would have to learn a new cast on method other than the good ol long tail cast on. Provisional cast-on was the new technique and she figured it out just fine by the evidence of the toe of her newest sock. She was so happy to find a toe that had no seam.

I got past the heel on Sock number two. I know it seems like I've been working on these forever but I only worked on them when I was not involved in group knitting or anything disturbing but I'm on to the the foot portion now. Just around and around to fit my very long foot US 15+
(Euro size 49) and then the toe but I see the end now.

As we were getting ready to leave we saw two guys coming down the river on jet skis. All I could just think of how cold I would be. But what fun it would be. It was in the low 60's here and the breeze was coming off the ocean.

Here is the baby sweater pre-sleeve attachment/pre blocking and with the ends not weaved in yet but 93% done. She finished the body while I was posting, so here you go.

The Blue yarn is so pretty. Just pretend that the sleeves are folded behind the front.


  1. Anonymous11:47 AM

    It is close to 90 degrees here and I have decided I like cooler temperatures. Knitting beside the water with a slight breeze sounds relaxing.

  2. Mrs. Twisted5:08 PM

    That yarn is SO soft and so nice to work with - who would ever guess its an acrylic blend?

  3. NICE TOE there Mrs. Twisted!! Don't you just love finding new techniques that work :) And the Mr.'s sock looks like it's coming along nicely too, keep on truckin' LOL

  4. question for the twisted knitters. This is Colleen I met you at the San Diego Knit together. I was just wondering what sock book that was. Thanks socks look great.

  5. What book is that new sock from? Which toe up pattern is it? I always want new techniques in socks!

  6. Hi, Bobbi,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. My sock is from Knitting in the Round.

    Debbies socks have been comming from 25 Favorite Socks by Interweave Knits. The Toe up sock she is doing is from Wendyknits. A generic toe-up Feather & Fan Sock Pattern

  7. Hi Colleen, The Book is 25 Favorite Socks by Interweave Knits.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Jerry and Debbie, thanks for letting me know what the book was; I sure wish I had paid much more attention to Debbies' sock than oggling over your leather bag and those yarn clams. I am trying to figure out the Sherman heel; what heel is Debbie going to be doing? Thanks for visiting my blog too and it was wonderful to have you both and Bree come down so far.


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