Friday, March 31, 2006
You can click on the picture to see them larger. They are the Caesar's Checks done in Knitpicks Essential and one of the Sock Landscape colorways. They fit perfectly and are much too warm for the wonderful weather we are having today.
I loved this yarn so much when it arrived in the mail yesterday that I couldn't wait to swatch it. Somehow the swatch turned into a cuff and the beginning of a heel flap. This is the Bluebell Rib, and I'm doing an Eye of Partridge heel. I'm planning on a Princess Foot(smooth side in). Gauge is 8 sts/inch, 66 sts casted on. I'm using some hand dyed yarn purchased on Etsy from Laura (SugarBunnyBlvd).
*** sheesh, that biasing is something else isn't it?
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Here's the Chevron socks (page 73) I made for my dad's Christmas gift. This was knit on my usual bamboo double points, in Froehlich Blaudband Maxi Ringel, color 7709, which is grey, blue, red and navy. I ran out of yarn near the toe so raided my stash of sock yarn inherited from my Grandma (my Dad's mom) and found some grey 100% nylon that matched quite well, so we have solid toes on these socks. I did buy a third skein from Carodan Farm, which ended up being a very different dye lot (grey was almost light blue) but I managed by only using the third skein for sections of navy, red and blue. And here's a photo of my dad with his socks!
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
I've knit (and finished!!) two other patterns from SKS, which I'll post about another time, since they aren't so current.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Cherry Tree Hill Potluck
66 stitches on size 1 dpn
This is such a nice pattern. Combined with this yarn it is making a wonderful fabric. It is so yummy!!
This picture really doesn't do the yarn justice. The yellow is bright and so is the orange and what looks burgandy is really a very nice shade of purple. It reminds of Fall Foliage in their regular sock yarn collection.
I can't wait to finish both socks and wear them.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
I've been using the book for this KAL quite a little bit for the stitch patterns....
On days when i dun feel like knitting, dun feel like spinning, dun feel like plying, but am wanting some color therapy, i take out my orphan skeins of my handdyed and knit swatches with it. Partly to feel what the yarn is like when knitted up, partly to see how the colors come together, partly because it feels right to be doing that at that time. Not that anything functional/wearable will come out of it, but simply for the love of colors and texture.
I do not have the time to knit with all of my handdyed (and i can dye and dry them faster than i can list them on etsy...story for another time....), but i do like their feel and colors...hehe....and...once in a while, i feel compelled to sample them.
This is fingering weight superwash wool in "Rosa" . I'm getting better at naming colorways thesedays...(everything from strawberry fudge to cabbage....hehheh) but that doesn't seem to spill over to posting titles*G* It is knitted up in the Alternating 2x2 rib(pg38), a four-stitch pattern.
One friend from the LYS called it the twisted cable :)
It is knitted on US#2 (the cuff too), total of 48 sts.
These are "Cabbage", "(unnamed)", "Lettuce" and a tinnee bit of Rosa (left to right)in "Openwork Rib"(pg37).
That's all i have to share for today....until Laburnum grows....