Sunday, August 24, 2008

A little bit of knitting

I've been working on Eclipse socks from missjulie's pattern. If you've been reading my blog, you know I LOVE the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. If you read the Twilight series, you know that the 3rd book Eclipse has a red ribbon on the cover. I made a pair for Katie for her birthday in December, but you know I wouldn't be able to hold on to them that long. I forgot to take a pic before I sent them, so I had her send me one on her phone. It was my first attempt at duplicate stitch. It didn't turn out too bad. I did learn a couple of things about how tight to pull the stitches and to actually start duplicate stitching before the bottom of the sock is closed up. That makes it a lot easier than sticking my hand all the way down the sock.I'm now making my own pair of Eclipse socks. I've turned the heel but stopped shortly after to start the duplicate stitch. Much easier! School has gotten off to a smooth start. So far so good with my classes. Lots of paperwork as usual, but the kids seem to be glad to be back. I didn't realize how much I missed last year's students. It was good to see them, too. Last year's sophomores was an awesome class! I bet this year will be good, too.

1 comment:

dustinac said...

ohh those are cool socks! I'm glad the first few days of school went smoothly. Isaiah is enjoying 2nd grade so far lol : )