Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Friday, January 27, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
This sock is a 4 stitch pattern on page 38 called Purled Ladder.
I was able to get the 2 socks in profile. but I had to move them around using double points. Yes, I cheated! Im working on how to do it without cheating but it may take me some time! Oh! the yarn is Wool Ease. I cast on 48 sts. for size 7 1/2 shoe. Liz C.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
So today, I start over. We'll do Easy Toe again, 'cause that was pretty simple, straight-forward, and I wanted to see if I could actually figure it out.
Here it is, in all its KnitPicks Shine 'Orchid' glory. I want to make socks out of this yarn because it feels so soft, and I thought I'd knit my 'test subject' in the stuff to see if I would actually enjoy it. The pattern is the five-stitch repeat 'Beaded Rib'.
Yes, that's my foot. Yes, that's World of Warcraft on my monitor. Yes, I knit while I play. No, I have no life, thanks for asking :)
Friday, January 13, 2006
Well, I got about 4" of the Chevron pattern done and hated it in the Fortissima. So I ripped it and did it in the Textured Rib instead. I've started the second sock and hope to be wearing them by the end of the week. The pattern doesn't show in the picture but it is quite nice and very stretchy.
I also started Fan Lace in some Cherry Tree Hill yarn I got for Christmas. It's a potluck color that looks to be a cross between Spring Frost and Sarengeti. It's very lovely too. I will post a picture of that one when I'm further along. I have so many socks on the needles right now, I really must finish them before I start more. Right?
Thursday, January 12, 2006
I started these out following the instructions on page 34 (Honey Merino Style for knitpicks, CO 48 sts). After numerous reknits for various reasons, I decided to leave off the plain rib at the knit. I'm fairly short and thought it wouldn't look that good. I'm ready to turn the heel.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
I used up every bit of willpower in my five-foot frame not to succumb to the yarn sale currently in progress at HL (due to my current marital situation, my budget is extremely limited...long story for another day). All of their Yarn Bee brand yarns are on sale for half-price. I couldn't find any worsted weight yarn in Yarn Bee, so I purchased Lion Brand's Lion Wool, along with the necessary size 6 double-pointed needles. I was able to get some knitting time in last night while watching Food Network and have progressed about an inch and a half on the cuff. I love knitting with wool.
Question: the directions state to cast on 32 stitches, and to "join". How do you join? I plan on looking this up on the web today, but thought that I would throw that question out here just to see what all of you did. I am using four dps, with the stitches spread 8,8,16.
It's time to get to work...yay, another day at work. Everybody have a good one!
Monday, January 02, 2006
I'm working on a couple projects already (another pair of socks and a shrug), but as fast as I knit when I have a purpose, something from SKS is definitely next on the list and should be started soon.
I've got plenty of sock yarn: a bunch of KnitPicks Essential and a pair of Simple Stripes, and some Brown Sheep Wildfoote. And I know I want to try toe-up socks (so I use up all the yarn) and a pair of circular needles (so I can work both at the same time). I'm thinking of working the Beaded Rib pattern. I'd like to do it in either the Simple Stripes or the Wildfoote -- which would be a better choice in this case?
I do not currently have my own blog. I am afraid that it would occupy too much of my time, as I have many random thoughts floating around in the nooks and crannies of my brain.
Back to knitting...Pamela and I are planning on starting the Class Sock during our lunch hour tomorrow. I am rummaging through my stash tonight and hopefully will have the yarn and needles necessary. If not, I'll have to make the trip to Hobby Lobby.