Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Ein Prosit zum Socktoberfest
Five pair of socks in various stages of development that I've been commissioned to finish for my mom's friend. I foresee frogging by the mile!
Not sock yarn stash, but mitten/glove yarn stash. I suspect this will become another obsession! Oh how the extremeties inspire me.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
A Tale of Three Evenings
I love how it turned out! I want to wear it all the time. I might even go back to those three balls of yarn again to make a matching hat or headband!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
This was truly the funnest, fastest sock I've ever made. I used five dpns instead of the recommended two circular needles but it didn't make much difference. I think I have decided, though, that my next pair of socks will be done on circulars.
I also recently received an issue of Knitter's Magazine I backordered only to have the pattern for these socks I saw on Kristi's blog. I even already have the yarn coming for these socks. I liked working with Knit Picks Dancing so much on the RPM that I've already ordered enough for three more pairs of socks! (I think it's being discontinued so I decided to get it while I can!)
My impressions were probably influenced by the fact that the most recent yarn I had knit with was Phentex. Yes. That stuff that slippers were made of in the seventies. It's back, or it's come out of hiding. I should have gone with my gut and used wool, but it was a request and I love the requester so I thought I'd try it. The colours are fun and vibrant and it looks good in the end I must admit, but it splits like crazy and the texture is terrible and it leaves a nasty taste on my fingers (discovered when I took a chocolate break and started to lick my fingers so I could get back to knitting - yuck!) The slipper, however, looks fabulous and was fast to make and I guess I need to learn to keep my fingers out of my mouth while knitting anyway.
Oh! and had a lovely lunch & knitting chat with Miss Twiss yesterday too. What fun!
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Better late than never!
And check out this great image! Considering my propensity for knitting at the Carleton Tavern with beer close at hand...how could I resist?
Thursday, October 05, 2006
a pair? No. It must be some trick!
Check out the detail on these babies!
Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino 2/6
My boyfriend thought I should reverse the lace pattern for one sock so that they were a truer match.
Maybe next time.
Monday, October 02, 2006
Knit-It September 21, 2006
Here I am (with Miss Twiss).
[My eyes always look closed in knitting action shots - I guess it proves I'm really knitting!]