But I was intrigued enough to try it, so here we go:
|Not bad for a couple of hours' work!|
I didn't swatch and just went with the suggested gauge on the label--5 stitches/inch on size 7--and hoped I'd hit, or at least come close enough. I cast on 48 stitches this morning. So far, I'm pretty impressed with the results. Boy, do they work up fast! I started it this morning and in almost no time I was turning the heel, and now I'm on the foot. So far they feel pretty comfortable, and I like how the color (Sugar 'n' Cream's Piscine) is turning out. At the rate I'm going I may have a sock by tonight. I was going to decrease to 40-44 stitches after turning the heel and starting the foot, but I decided to err on the side of a little too loose since I know they will tighten up in the wash.
If these work out, they may be a great answer for me, as I have a sister who is allergic to wool yet likes whatever hand-knits and crochets that I make her. She could use a pair of cotton bed socks, especially living in cold Philly.
I had a phone interview for a nursing job today. It went pretty well: I felt very confident on the phone and she sounded pleased with my qualifications. I'm scheduled for an in-person interview next week. So I have a week to get the nursing portfolio in shape and find an interview outfit that fits me.