Saturday, March 31, 2007

Retro Rib Socks

Hi everyone! I've finished my 2nd pair of socks from this fabulous book:
These are the Retro Rib socks by Evelyn A. Clark knitted with Sundara Yarn for my hubby. Love this simple and quick unisex pattern! More pictures and info can be found here. Thanks for stopping by! Tiennie

I Went With the Flow

My first post here... and my first pair of socks done from the book.

I finished the Go With The Flow socks yesterday, and I just loved the pattern. So easy to memorize.

Go With the Flow Socks

Yarn: Aunt Maude's Mauve from Three Waters Farm
Needles: Size 2

The yarn is super nice - first time I ever used this kind. Socks came out nice and stretchy and are so comfortable.

Looking forward to more patterns from this book!

Adelle

His 'n' Hers Undulating Ribs


I started my Undulating Rib socks over on smaller needles because the fabric I was getting was too loose. And now they fit and feel great. I also decided, why not make a pair for my boyfriend, too? This decision came about because I had to go to WEBS to get the smaller needles and saw some brown Trekking XXL there that has perfect colors for him. Mine--the red ones--are Regia 4-ply. I like his yarn just a little better, because it's softer.

This is a really nice pattern--not so boring as plain stockinette, but not so complicated that you have to constantly refer to the chart. It's a good "walk and knit" sock pattern. I worked on them while walking on the rail trail yesterday--it was in the 60s!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Embossed Leaves Socks.... Take two.

I think that the yarn that I picked for these socks really makes the sock "pop", but I have been having some troubles with my gauge. Specifically, the yarn is too thin to make the socks on the size 2 (2.75 mm) needles that the pattern calls for and I have fatter calves, so I had to use a 4.5 mm needle to cast the stitches on and a size 3mm needle to knit the cuff with. I then switched to the size 2 needle. It has made a difference to the finished sock, but I still love them. I started them yesterday morning and am just working the gusset decreases on the second sock. Can't wait to post a finished photo. There are more details/photos on my BLOG.


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Whoopee!

My book arrived today, on the same day as two skeins of Socks That Rock! It must be an omen. But which pair should I start? Best get off the computer and cast on!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

My first socks


These are the first socks I've ever knit. I used Koigu yarn and size 2 needles. I am happy to say that I was able to make a 10 inch long sock to fit my size 11-12 feet with plenty of yarn to spare. The only pattern modifications I made were to shorten the ribbing by 1/2 inch (fear of running out of yarn) and to extend the lace pattern by 10 rows. There are a few anomalies on the first sock, mainly a bit of wonky ribbing. Since I've never knit anything on needles smaller than size 6 and I've only used dpns once before, the stitches between the needles were a little loose. I fixed this on my second sock. I shouldn't beat myself up about it, though, because I've only been knitting for about 6 months.

One question about hand-knit socks- how fast do they usually felt up with wear? After one day, I was sad to see that the stitches on the soles of my socks are shockingly blurred, and my beautiful star toe is unclear as well. Is this something that happens with some yarns more than others?

I plan to make a pair of Retro Rib socks, and also some Jaywalkers. There are quite a few more posts about these socks on my blog, as well as photos of all my completed projects on flickr.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Finished!

Yeah! They are finally finished!

Now on to the next project... but first I need to order some yarn.

greetings!

Hey all! Just wanted to send a quick hello; my name is Kristina and I recently joined the group. This is my first KAL (I've been knitting on and off for a few years, but am just getting into the blogosphere...) and I can't wait to see everyone's work! I just cast on for the Embossed Leaves pattern (using Koigu for my first time; yum!). Will post progress soon!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Who says patience is a virtue?

Still waiting for my copy of the book.

I certainly hope it shows up soon. I can't wait to get started.

Uptown Socks

Finished the Uptown Boot Socks at last. These were knit with Lang Jawoll yarn on 2.75mm needles.

This pattern had many interesting techniques in it that were new for me....i.e. decreasing down for the heel flap and toe. One think I did not like was measuring the length of the gusset to determine when the foot length had been reached. I prefer to knit an exact length correlating with the recipient's foot length. The pattern lends itself to stretching so perhaps it is a one-size-fits-all.... I hope so as the sock is not for me!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Hi!

Hello! My name is Amanda and I am excited to be here! I am waiting for my book to arrive from Amazon. It's the first time I have bought anything from Amazon, so it's doubly exciting!! I can't wait to see all the amazing patterns I have heard about. I have no idea what I will knit first, but will let you know when the book gets here and what I cast on!

My blog is here. Come over and say g'day!

Hello!

Just wanted to pop in and say hello! I bought my book yesterday, and can't wait to get started! I must say, the socks I've seen on this KAL have been so beautiful!

Waving Lace

Well, I finished my first pair of favorite socks and I may never make another pattern from the book. While that sounds like a bad thing, it isn't. It's because I loved the waving lace pattern so much that I may have to make multiple versions of the same sock in different colors so people don't think I'm wearing the same socks day after day after day.

These were made for a friend who really helped me a lot last month. She went above and beyond. She was standing by my desk when I opened the package from Webs and saw their Valley Yarns Franklin in the Ariba colorway and say, "ooohhh, I love that color." Then she saw my Favorite Socks book and pointed to the socks on the cover and said, "ooohhh, I love that pattern." It was a lovely piece of serendipity and I seized on it. And, before you even think it, she never dreamt in a million years that I'd combine the two for her. In fact, when I was concerned about the fit and had her try them on, she asked why she was trying them on and almost fell out of her chair when I told her that they were hers.

So, with no further ado, here they are, complete with modified heel and toe.

I used my usual garter stitch heel (see Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet) and a toe that was new for me. Instead of the standard k1, k2tog toe, I decided how many stitches I wanted to end with and reduced the stitches between my decreases so that I ended with a K5, SSK, K2tog, K5 because I wanted to see how it looked.

I was pleased with the result (although you can't see it here).




And the lace detail (spread on my hand):

Voila! Waving lace socks!

Yarn: Valley Yarns Franklin in the Aruba colorway
Needles: size 2 (done on 2 circulars)
Modifications: garter stitch heel and my own toe

And, yes, I will knit these again.






Next up: Undulating rib socks using BMFA STR in the Rhodonite colorway.

Another Waving Lace

Hello all. I have finally started my Waving Lace Socks.


Yarn: Socks That Rock in Rose Quartz
Needles: 2.5mm Addi 4" dpns

I am really loving this pattern so far (one repeat completed). I decided to go with the ribbed top because I have concerns about them staying up.

What Am I Doing Wrong?

I am working on my second sock in the Retro Rib pattern and I made the same 'mistake' that I made in the first and I'm wondering what I am doing wrong.

The instruction for the heel flap on page 10 should leave you with 30 stitches on the heel flap and 34 stitches to be worked later for the instep. The instep to be worked later should have 16 stitches on needle 2 and 18 stitches on needle 3. The instep pattern then begins by purling 2 on needle 2 and ends with purling 2 on needle 3.

I always end up with 17 stitches on needle 2 and 17 stitches on needle 3 and must begin the instep by knitting one on needle 2 and end with a purl one on needle 3 in order to keep the pattern.

So, what am I doing wrong in that first paragraph under the heading of 'Heel Flap'? I know that is where I am making my mistake. It doesn't really matter as far as how the sock turns out. It's easy enough to adjust the instep pattern, but it's driving me crazy!

Thanks in advance for your help.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Hi from Germany

Hi everyone, I just joined this Blog and am happy to be here with you all. I have had my book for a few weeks now and it really got me knitting socks. I started with Mona Schmidt's Embossed Leaves Socks, of which I knit a single one - they were the main reason I had ordered the book.



I used 2.5mm needles and a yarn from a German yarn factory called Hamburger Wollfabrik - the yarn has no particular name.
I didn't ge t toknitting a second one - wearing this pair can wait until I've tried all the patterns I want to.

Next I knit the Retro Rib Socks by Evelyn A. Clark, because they looked like a pair that I could wear in my hiking boots. This pair I did actually finish and have worn them already when I went to a craft fair yesterday. The socks are knit from Regia yarn on 2.25mm needles.



I currently have another pair of these on my needles, again with yarn from Hamburger Wollfabrik in a different colour. These are for my hubby and just like Delana I knit them toe-up. There was no particular reason for this, except that I had never knit toe-up socks before and was fascinated by them. I'm rather proud of these, because I developed my own toe-up heel flap construction by knitting the heel from the original instruction backwards.



I have a pair of Erica Alexander's Cable Rib Socks on the needles as well (thank heaven I have this incredible amount of same size dpns, right?), but these will have to wait until next week. At least.

See what I mean? This book really got me knitting socks!

Have a beautiful weekend everyone!
Gisela

Well Here Goes!

I'm going to dive in and start the Cable Rib socks. They look great and from what I see on the site, they will be well fitting! I'll be using Anne from Shaeffer yarns. I'll keep y'all posted!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Retro Rib and Mock Wave Cable




These are two of the patterns I've started with. I'm knitting the Retro Ribs for my daughter in lime green Cherry Tree Hill. I won't be making the leg as long as suggested (8"), other than that I think I'm following the pattern.







The second pair is for me, Mock Wave Cable. Knit in Knit Picks Essentials Tweed Plum colorway. It's fun to watch the "waves" appear with the increases and decreases. I'm so glad there are such imaginative people out there designing these patterns. I would be very bored knitting plain socks all the time.
I have started a third pattern from this book for a pair of socks for my sister. I don't know how safe it would be to post a picture and description here (she likes to surf the net), so I won't reveal anything about them until I have given them to her on her birthday in May. But they are very pretty, and I think I might have to knit myself a pair. Of course there aren't many patterns I don't want to knit in this book. It is definitely one of my favorite socks books.

Karen
http://yearnsforyarn.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Retro Rib Socks

I finally got my book!! Can I just say that I will be knitting from it for some time to come. I don't think there's a sock in the book that I don't plan to make.

First up was to make hubby some Retro Rib socks. I decided to do these toe up instead of cuff down (using a nifty garter stitch short row toe/heel I recently learned). Hubby likes his socks long and I don't want to run out of yarn, so toe up was the way to go. These will be his frivolous dressy "better take care of them or else" socks. I am using Cider Moon Haiku (50% silk/50% wool).

The tiny bit I got knitted this weekend met with his approval.

Delana
http://delanaknits.blogspot.com


Waiting Patiently

Hello! I am waiting patiently for my book to arrive. I think today might be the day. All the patterns look great by the beautiful pictures posted on the blog. I can't wait to start. I have been knitting socks for the past 2 years, and am wondering if many of you use the sock molds. I don't have any, but I'm wondering if you find them helpful, and if so, what sizes do you have or company do you recommend. Thanks! If I'm making a sock for someone w/a different size than me, I just try to measure from the heel to the correct inches needed. So far it has worked, but maybe there is an easier way with the sock molds.

Cable Rib Socks


Here are my completed Cable Rib socks. They are knit with Yarn Pirate's merino/tencel blend yarn in a color named Malamute. I wasn't sure how I felt about the yarn at first but as I knit with it I grew to love it. It's difficult to get a good picture of the yarn but I'm happy with how the cabling and ribs look with this variegated yarn.

The Cable Rib sock pattern is great. It makes for a nice stretchy sock that fits very well. The pattern was easy to follow and memorize. I love my new socks.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Uptown Boot Socks - Finished!


My first pair of socks from the new book, Favorite Socks are the the "Uptown Boot Socks". The yarn is Lisa Souza Sage Sock! Merino knit with size US 1/2.50mm Knitpicks circulars. The pattern was a slow knit because of all the cabling but I like the finished product very much. They will be nice and warm next Winter.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Undulating Rib Socks


My first pair of socks from the book will be Ann Budd's Undulating Rib socks. Here's a picture of the first 3 inches or so. It was hard to decide which to do first, since there are so many I'd like to make--Retro Rib, Embossed Leaves, Waving Lace, Go with the Flow, Diagonal Cross-Rib....

A question for anyone else who is working on these: are you getting a small hole where you do the k1,p1,k1 all in one stitch? I am, and I'm not sure I mind--it looks intentional, actually, like a smallish yarnover. When the sock is stretched out, these give the pattern a slightly lacy look. But not having done this particular stitch before, I have no idea if this is an egregious mistake or not!

I'm using Regia 4 Fadig Color yarn. I had intended to use it for a different Ann Budd sock pattern--the Broken Cable Rib Socks (on the IK Web site). But I decided it would work well for the Undulating Ribs.

Roza's Finished

I finished my Roza Socks Last night. I am wearing them this morning! I am please the way the strips kinda lined up - at least the gray and purple shades line up any way. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

going with the flow

Hi everyone! I've finished my first pair of Favorite Socks. They are Go With The Flow by Evelyn A. Clark and are being modeled by my favorite sock model, my daughter:

I love this pattern! I made the leg shorter than the pattern calls for and the toe is a little too pointy for me but overall I really enjoyed this first of many projects that I'll knit from this book. If you'd like to see more pictures or get more info on the socks, you can go here. I've also posted to the Interweave Knits KAL. Thanks for stopping by! Tiennie

Sock Knithusiat Newbie

Hello Fellow Sock Lovers
I am a knitter who has just fallen in love with knitting socks - since I found Cat Bordhi - Socks Soar on Two needles. I would always get second sock syndrome and never finish the second sock. My very first sock book was Socks a special issue from SpinOff. I had to buy a second copy because I would leaf through it so often. I have a lot of one sock orphans. Or 1 and 1/2 unfinished pairs.
I drooled over the entralac socks -wore out my first pair -and always wanted to knit the lacy"girly socks" wasn't great with lace. However, I did finished the "spiral rib socks" and wore them out too. But alas in 1996 went back to college and put spinning and knitting on the back burner. Fast forward ---knitting is back and my life and socks make me squee!!! (to quote miss violet). Here are some pics of old favorites and the Roza Socks from Grumperina in the spring issue of InterweaveKnits.




Boot Socks finished!


I think I am going to really like these socks! They are a little longer than normal, and I thought about shortening them, but decided against it. I am now glad that I did not. I think they will be a nice change from the norm. I did not make any changes to the pattern at all. They are made from Regia, Apricot I believe is the color, although I have lost the ball band.

I am totally enjoying everyone's sock photos. They are all so beautiful - makes me want to knit them all!! So many socks - so little time!!

Thanks,
Kathy in Iowa
http://nuttinbutknittin.blogspot.com/

Waving Lace Socks Completed!

I hope all of you don't mind looking at another pair of Waving Lace Socks :)


More information and pictures are on my blog.

Onto the next pair! I still have to decide what I'd like to do next.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Decided on what to make

After looking (drooling) through the book a couple of times more I have decided to make the "flame wave socks" on page 43.

Now I just need to find the perfect yarn for it. Which is perfect because in search of the perfect yarn I get a chance to at least finish one WIP before it arrives. I don't mind having WIPs and I have several, but once in a while it would be nice to finish something. Currently I am about to finish socks I am knitting in Jitterbug.

Does anybody know of a online store that sells Cascade fixation?

Have a great day

Hanna in Sweden

Another pair of wavy lace socks

Hello! I don't have a blog but I thought it might be fun to join this KAL. I'm also doing the wavy lace sock. I've just started the third repeat of the chart for my first sock. The pattern is easy to memorise and it is knitting up fairly quickly. I'm using Burgundy KP's Essentials. Taking a que from Terri, I added another repeat, working on 72 st, to get the right size for me. The only thing I'm not entirely happy with is the scallop edging...mine doesn't scallop much. But I have enough done now that I'm not going to frog. I'll see if I can get a pic for next time.

What We Go Through for Knitting


I have the first sock finished and started the ribbing on the second sock. A nurse gave me some masks to wear which helps with my allergy problem and the Zyrtek seems to help also. The things we do for the joy of knitting! My whole family just laughs at me while I sit knitting away with my mask on.
The heel worked like a charm - thanks for the advice. I had a bit of trouble with the toe, but soon realized that what I was doing wrong and life was good again.
Aside from the allergy (respiratory) it was a dream to work with the wool. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It is so soft and thick and wonderful. I can't wait to start wearing them!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Hi from Sweden

Thought I would hop in and say hi.
Yesteday I received my book and am trying to not cover it entirely in drool while I decide on a sock to knit.

I have a blog too, started yesterday:

http://hannasdailywalks.blogspot.com/

Have a great day

Hanna in Sweden

Question about Yarn choice?

I have some lovely Cestari that I would love to use for socks. But it is thick and I am working my way through the book. Has any one used this for socks? Which ones do you think would work?

Thanks for letting me know

Casey

Hi from the UK

I recently rediscovered the joys knitting after more years than I'd care to mention!!

and suddenly found people are knitting socks!! I miss the socks my nan used to make me when at uni!!

A few people had recommended this book to me and my copy arrived on Friday!!

I LOVE IT!!!

So much so that Saturday meant a visit to the LYS for stash enhancing, and Saturday I started the Austrian ones!!

I'll post a pic up when I've got enough to show the pattern emerging!!

Can't wait to see how different similar patterns in different yarns will be....

Feel like a little kid at Christmas!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

merino lace heel

Last fall I made a pair of Merino Lace Socks. LOVE them. I have also made a pair for my oldest daughter. This weekend I had to darn the heels. They have been worn for a only a few months but the heels are wearing through the lace pattern. If you are a clog wearer, no problem, if not, watch out. I love the pattern, and will make the sock again. Next time I will go with a more traditional heel.

Introduction.... Hello to you all!

Hello --

My name is Ann and I've been knitting for about a year and I LOVE IT! Even though I haven't been knitting too long, I've been knitting a LOT! I enjoy knitting a variety of items... so far I've tried everything from scarves, mittens, socks and bags to sweaters, shawls and toys. From day one, I've enjoyed Interweave Knits magazine. Their patterns are awesome, I enjoy their hints, pictures and articles, etc.. I subscribed immediately and have even purchased previous issues.

When I heard about the FAVORITE SOCKS book by IK, I certainly had to buy it. While there are MANY patterns that I plan to try, the one that peaked my interest most is the AUSTRIAN SOCKS pattern.


This past weekend I purchased the yarn (GEMS in cream) and am all ready to go!... umm.. well... except for a few WIPs that I need to finish before casting on.

I promised myself I would finish a few before starting a new project of any kind! I won't even wind the yarn into balls until right before I am ready to start... otherwise I will cast those on as well! LOL!
I also bought some solid cherry red GEMS yarn and am debating which pattern to use for that as well... There are sooo many good ones to choose from!
I'm very happy to be a part of this KAL and look forward to getting to know you all and see your finished socks and WIPs!


Thanks again!
Ann

Sunday, March 11, 2007

One down..

and one to go. And I even managed to get you a good look at the color too. I headed outside early this morning and got that early morning light.

I know I've said this before, but I do LOVE this sock. It's great fun to knit and comes out beautifully. The only variation on the pattern that I made is by CO on a size 2 needle. I knittied the scalloped edge and the first total repeat of the pattern before I changed over to the size 1 needle. This minor change helps with a better fit to my calf area and it also made it a tad bit longer in the leg area before I started the heel. It's still the same amount of repeats as in the pattern.This is my first time using the Cherry Tree Hill and I really like the yarn. (Although, my favorite is still Lorna's Lace.) I had no problems with splitting or anything else. Great yarn! Now all I have to do is CO for the second sock.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Needle Size Question

I just picked up the book and love just about all of the patterns! I've been active in all of the Nancy Bush KALs for quite some time and am used to her patterns which brings me to the needle-size question. I was surprised to see how large the needle size is on many of the patterns. I'm used to knitting socks with 2.0mm or 2.25 and several of these patterns use US size 3's and larger. I can understand using that size with the Dale of Norway Heilo yarn but fingering weight? I guess my question is, does anyone else find this unusual? And, for those of you have knit some of these patterns already, is the sizing working?

I have already loved reading your posts and seeing the pictures and hope to jump in soon. I am almost through the first cuff of the Retro Rib socks.

Thanks!
Rebecca
http://socks-for-mum.blogspot.com

Friday, March 9, 2007

Retro

I have finished the leg of the first sock in the Retro Rib pattern. It's an easy pattern to memorize. I just needed a postie to keep track of how many times I went through the pattern. The heel looks a little weird, though. I can't figure out why it is knit one, slip one all the way across. Maybe I'm reading the pattern wrong. The Montana Wool is an absolute dream to work with. It is so soft and luxurious. Unfortunately, I've discovered that I'm allergic to the wool. Bummer! I get horrible headaches and a sore throat when working with it. I picked up a few masks to wear while knitting so hopefully that will help me finish the project. I just spent way too much money on this wool to let it sit. If the masks don't work I'll have to find someone to finish them for me.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Hello Just got the book

I just got my book and I am super excited. I love almost all the patterns and have decided to start at the begining and knit my way through the book with Stash. I think I can do it. So I am going to cast on for the Retro Rib Socks and I will post my update soon. This is so much fun. What is everyone's favorite patterns?

Casey

Embossed Leaves Beginning...

I have just cast on the start of the Embossed Leaves Socks and am also using the Malamute colorway. This seems to be a very popular yarn/color as I have seen it used in at least 4 different socks now!

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I can't wait to get started on the lace portion of the sock, as I have never done lace before. I am hoping that this will be a good project for me to cut my teeth on and if anyone has any tips, please let me know. I will post photos here and on my blog as I make progress. So far, I love the 1x1 rib cast on and the twisted rib stitch that the cuff calls for. I will use both of these new techniques again!


Trish

Cable Rib Socks

Cable Rib Closeup

I finished my first Cable Rib Sock last night. I'm using a merino/tencel blend yarn by Yarn Pirate. The color is Malamute. I'm really enjoying this very simple pattern. I wasn't sure how I felt about the merino/tencel yarn at first but as I knit with it, it kind of grew on me. The sock fits like a dream.

I look forward to casting on the second sock later today.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

My next pattern too


Im waiting for my yarn to arrive before I cast on that Waving Lace pattern. I chose Lorna Lace Shepherd Sock - Nearly Solid, the color is Sunshine. Yellow is beautiful on my skin tone. I'll post some pictures when I'll be there. The pic is from SSYC .
Now, where is that postwoman ?

Wavy Lace

It seems like everyone is doing the wavy lace socks. I am currently on the same pattern because I am obsessed with lace. Here's a picture:









This is my first pair of socks for myself. I don't know what to do next.

Waving Lace Started

Hi, I'm Vera. My blog is Vera's Crafty Blog. I knew I had to have Favorite Socks as soon as I saw in on the IK website.

I started my Waving Lace sock a few days ago, and I'm finished with the cuff.



I'm using Cherry Tree Hill Supersock. It's a depature for me since this is the first time I'm using CTH, and I've made only one sock in a solid color previously. Also, I don't think I have any green socks at all.

It's a nice, relaxing pattern that's fun to knit, and it works up fast.

Lace Cuff Anklet

What a lovely knit these were. For anyone that hasn't done much lace these would be a perfect start for you. After the cuff, the rest of the sock is a very simple knit.
And I think the KnitPicks Gloss was a perfect yarn for these. The only variation to the pattern I made was the needle size for the cuff. I CO on the size 4 as instructed, however, I knitted the cuff on a size 3, then moved to the size 2 as instructed in the pattern.Now, I'm happy to say I've started the Waving Lace again, with Cherry Tree Hill. These are in a gorgeous Cherry color, but of course my camera won't give you a good look at that red. I'll have to try a picture outside to or check out the picture below of the yarn in the tree, this yarn is on the bottom limb. I've not had the pleasure of using CTH before but may I say what a lovely yarn to work with. I really like the results so far on this sock this time around. [keeping my fingers crossed] I DO love this pattern.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Getting Started

Hi, I'm Kristy from Eleven Stitches. I got my book almost two weeks ago. I found it at my LYS, and they were a little bit surprised at how excited I was to see it!

I decided to use the Waving Lace pattern, and it's been a fast knit so far. Here's my sock in progress posing with a drinking glass :)

Looks Promising.......

Look what I got in the mail yesterday from Loopy Ewe.

Sigghhhh................I'm in love! I'm just having a hard time remembering why it is I have to go to work instead of staying home and playing with these beauties.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Montana Wool

This is Montana Wool purchased at The Yarn Shop . It is 60% Superwash wool, 25% mohair, and 15% nylon. I bought it simply to touch it. I'm planning on using it for the Retro Rib socks pattern on page 9 in the book. My sock stash is all variegated yarns which don't do justice to the beautiful handwork in these sock patterns. Guess I'll have to buy more yarn - don't you just hate it when that happens?
You can see my latest sock creation at My Montana Moments.
Karolee

Sunday, March 4, 2007

'Gloss'ier Future

Ok, so I found one of those patterns that I was looking for....you know the one that will make that 'Gloss' yarn pop. What do you think?

It's the Lace Cuff Anklet by Ann Budd (pg101)

Yarn: KnitPicks Gloss

Color: Woodland Sage

Needles 2, 3, 4

Again, these pics are 'pre-blocking'. No variations on the pattern or anything else, just straight forward knitting. I think it came out quite lovely and these are going into the 'gift' queue. Now I need to go back downstairs and start the second one.

Friday, March 2, 2007

One of those decisions.............

Waving Lace: I love this pattern, I really do. It's not a hard knit and the finished sock is so worth the time. I've used KnitPick's Gloss in Serengeti, a lovely nice thick sock yarn. Look at this lovely heel......
the gusset............and just a hint of the pattern...........lovely isn't it.......................there's only one thing....................I don't love these two together. I finally decided this when I got half way thru the foot section. This yarn, while very nice is just too thick for this pattern. I've had to make several adjustments to the pattern and I can see something now in the bottom photo that I hadn't noticed before....if you look close enough you'll catch it too. But even with that, I had already decided..........when I get home tonight........I've got frogging to do.
Don't despair.....I've ordered some Lorna's Lace in solid colors.....I know one of them will be just right for this sock. In the mean time, this yarn goes back to the stash until I find another sock in this book that I think it will do justice to.
Now, which pattern next???.......................hhhhmmnm..................

finished Anniversary Socks

I made a few mods, but finished them yesterday and love them very much.

Hermione 3

I posted more details in my blog, here.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Hello,
My name is Beth and my book just came today in the mail! I am very excited to start a pair of socks. I am not sure what pattern I will do first, but I will do one very soon!