mightyjesse: (Default)
( Jan. 22nd, 2009 08:55 am)
So, if I have time, my plan is to make 3 socks on this pattern. We will call them, LEFT, RIGHT, and DEMO.

DEMO is done. As you can see, there are a couple of mistakes, but over-all, I think it's a good little sock... Not all that much different from the exemplar sock...

The naalbinding goes pretty quick, but Her Excellency seems determined to Foil My Plan by deciding that NOW is the time to learn how to do naalbinding... So while I was sneakily picking out the string for her socks on Tuesday, she was picking up some string for HER OWN naalbinding projects... She has asked to borrow my copy of Naalbinding Made Easy, which I am stalling on to ensure that MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT GETS DONE FIRST! The only problem being that I know she has a couple of other naalbinding references in her library, and my foot-dragging may do nothing at all to stop her... :P
mightyjesse: (Default)
( Jan. 21st, 2009 12:01 pm)
So... Over the weekend I got a book on Naalbinding, because the Pict who has everything does NOT appear to have appropriate naalbound socks for her persona. Thus... I've decided to teach myself how to naalbind and make her a pair of socks in the next week...

This is the sock we're aiming for... I like working with pictures of extant items. I am using a different stitch called the "mammen stitch" that was used for a couple of mittens found in digs for earlier periods. I think I may have used a different heel construction, too, but since half the heel is MISSING on the extant sock it's a little difficult to tell from the picture. All things considered, though, I think my project is coming along rather well, for an idiot who's never done this before...

Please note that our favorite Pict cannot see this entry, so I'd appreciate it if you didn't spoil the surprise. ;-)


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