Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas socks

I bet you thought I had given up on socks - it's been so long since I posted here!

The truth is I fell off the no-yarn-buying wagon and joined the Fyberspates self-striping sock club, and didn't dare pretend the new socks were "from stash"!

Since then I have been better-behaved, honest!

These are the Undulating Rib pattern from "Favorite Socks", in OnLine Supersocke Sport colour. Very stretchy, for my son's wide feet.

And these are for my daughter.

Colinette Jitterbug, in the new pattern Aethenoth - these are the first pair after the designer's own on Ravelry - woo hoo! As you can see, I had a nasty case of pooling on this one after a knot in the yarn turned out to be a join between two different dye-lots. Grrr.

Both of these are Christmas presents.

A third pair, for my husband, are halfway done. They are from stash yarn too, Austermann Step. He prefers long socks, so I had to buy two balls, but they are from different dye-lots so I have no right to expect an exact match. It's a Nancy Bush pattern, Highland Schottische, from Knitting Vintage Socks.

After the Jitterbug experience, I am quite scared of how differnt the second sock might look!

That's why I am knitting mittens at the moment! At least they are out of stash too....

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Next Sock Project

I have decided what I'm doing for the next pair of socks. I've dug out my skein of Opal Petticoat in color 1292.

It's pastel shades of pink, blue, white, and teal, with dark bits of teal. Very feminine. I'm doing a simple garter rib stitch pattern. It's the holiday season. I need to be doing something easy and brainless with these socks.

Linda Jo

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Deep Forest is Done

I have finished the first Xmas present. These will be for my daughters fiance, Frank, who I absolutely adore.

My basic top-down 2-circular needle sock pattern with the following stitch pattern for the leg and instep:

Rnd 1- 8: K2, P2.
Rnd 9 & 10: Knit.
Rnd 11 - 18: P2, K2
Rnd 19 & 20: Knit.

Yarn: Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn, 2/24 acrylic for reinforcement thread.

Color: Deepest Forest

Needles: Size 2 Addi Turbo Lace Circular.

Cast On: October 25, 2008
Completed: November 12, 2008

Comments: I really enjoyed knitting this stitch pattern. I also am quite pleased with how well the yarn I used for reinforcement thread worked. It is a 2/24 acrylic, used on knitting machines (I have tons of the stuff in my knitting room), in a deep green that blended so well you can't even tell I added it to the heels and toes-except they feel a little cushier.

Now I have to decide on what the next pair will be.

Linda Jo

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