Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Toe Ups...ugh! Whine post!

Ok, I've finished one of the toe ups twice now! I first binded off with the size 1's I was using..too tight on the calf...unbinded it and back knitted and used a size 2....too dang tight again but better. Went to bed and this morning unbinded them AGAIN and going to do a size 3...if this doesn't work ya'll are going to hear a loud scream! If it does work I'll have to remember what I did...my poor notepad looks like a math problem! I'm never going to finish these socks! I haven't even gotten my candy cane socks done and its almost Christmas...guess there's always next year...but I really wanted them done for this year. Whah! Need to wrap gifts, finish making cookies, finish shopping (poor mom still has nothing)...

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4 comments:

Dawn said...

Okay, I'm totally NO help in this dept. Toe ups scare me. Did I jinx you? Remember I mentioned this last night on the phone? Can you increase back on the leg some and try to bind off again? In a way this is cool, you'll learn how to do it and then you'll be able to teach me! LOL!! ;O)

Nell said...

You can do it! Sometimes I bind of with size 6 needles just to be sure it's loose enough. That, or you can always try the sewn bind off. That usually works pretty well too.

Needles (aka Carol) said...

I don't use a normal bind-off on my toe-ups. I use a sewn bind-off. I don't have any links right now but do a google search on sewn bind-off or ez bind off

Lizet said...

Ah, the binding off issue :). Just google on 'stretchy bind off'. You'll find more possibilities.