NaBloPoMo Day 12: let’s not talk about the sock

I wasn’t sure what size needles I used to cast on for the wedge sock, but they “seemed” right.

Lesson 1: don’t go by how things “seem” in knitting.

They were not right. They are 2.5mm, or US size 1.5. Sounds small, right? Not small enough. I was getting 7 sts/in when I needed to be getting 8. Plus, the stitches were big and open, which is not good for a sock that is supposed to hug your foot. I ripped back and cast-on again with size 2.25 mm, or US size 1. Let’s hope that works better.

Now let’s not talk about the sock anymore.

N, my older son, had a day off from school for a Staff Development Day and it wasn’t my work day at S’s preschool so I decided to take them on a field trip to the California Academy of the Sciences. We bought a membership there in April and I feel like it’s not worth buying unless we use it. It was a fun day, in spite of it being more crowded there than I expected.

We saw Moon Jellies.

moon jellies

And, of course, visited the living roof.

the living roof

You certainly can’t argue with the view up there.


One thought on “NaBloPoMo Day 12: let’s not talk about the sock

  1. Juls November 13, 2010 / 9:14 am

    love those jellies, mesmerizing! Sorry to hear about the sock, nice heads up too. I just remembered that garter is sooooooo much stretchier and wider than I expect.

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