The saga of the pair of blue gift socks continues. Last night, as we do every Tuesday night, the Newark Knitters met in Central Perk on Main Street to talk and work on our current projects. I, of course, brought the socks. ReluctantMANGO was there, and thankfully had brought a new book with her called More Sensational Knitted Socks. Between the book and ReluctantMANGO, I was able to complete the heel flap on the first sock and go on to turn the short rows for heel shaping! Not sure how well you can see what I did from the pic... I couldn't find a good way to take the pic!
The book was so awesome and conveniently laid out that I took my coupon from ACMoore's weekly ad and bought it today! Well, I bought the first one, Sensational Knitted Socks. It is written by the same woman, Charlene Schurch, and follows the same format as the one that
ReluctantMANGO brought to our knitting group, just with different sock patterns included. My goal is to complete the heel flap and shaping, using just the book and last night's experience as my guide, before WWKIP Day on Saturday.
In case you've missed all the other not-so-subtle hints and messages I and my fellow knitters have posted, WWKIP Day will take place internationally on June 9th -- this Saturday -- and there is an official meeting spot in Newark, DE! Sponsored by Stitches with Style, a truly superb knitting/yarn store at 16-E Polly Drummond Shopping Center in Newark, knitters from the area are welcome at the store at 10am, and then we'll move to McGlynn's Pub (8 Polly Drummond Shopping Center) at 11:30am for more knitting in public and food, of course! I hope to see you there! Please, come introduce yourself!