Sunday, January 27, 2008

Pretty socks

Grin we have a pair of sock! Yes they are a pair complete with some cuff. I could actually stop anytime now and they would count as a completed pair of socks, however I want the cuffs a bit longer.

I have also cast on a pair for my DH using a wool/bamboo blend yarn from karenc2658 on eBay. I love the colors of this yarn and the handle is so nice and silky. Of course once I got my hands on this yarn and started knitting with it I HAD to have more ;-)

This is a record for me TWO pairs of socks on the needles at one time!

I have managed to work a bit on my friends wedding shawl. I am actually working on the central lace panel for it. My sweater however is still languishing in the UFO pile as I play with socks.

Monday, January 14, 2008

a sock by gosh!

a sock by gosh
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Well almost grin I still need to knit the leg and cuff but I finally got that blasted heel done. I really should not try something new when I am half asleep. After 3 tries I finally understood what the book was saying and I now have my first sock in thin yarn waiting for its mate to catch up.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A matter of toes

Yall have read and seen photos of my Socks by Gosh as I have been calling them. The fit is wonderful! I am busy with the heel right now and totally frustrated. Grin I messed them up and have to tink a few rows but that is for another day.

Which explains why I fell for the Siren call of another of the sock yarns. I grabbed that beautiful blue multi color I got off eBay and figured I would give the toe in the book a try or at least her numbers...
Queen Kahuna cast on of 12 stitches. Increase every other row. Pretty yarn, wonderful to work with and sigh this pair will go to a friend. Why? The toes. And since a picture is worth a thousand words.

And this yarn is making such a fascinating coloring in the sock toe so far. I really love the colors but well not in a frogging mood ;-)

Edited to add a photo of the sock toes both at 72 stitches around notice the extreme difference in the shape of the toes.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

FLAK progress


LOOK! I am actually doing the back of the FLAK sweater! Boy there were times when I never thought this would happen. But all the hard work is now paying off. I am realy pleased with how this is looking so far.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Remember that bright sock yarn...

Well combine it with the new Cat Bordhi book "New Pathways for Sock Knitters" and a new friend who is an avid sock knitter. What you get is sore fingers and a half done sock grin.

Needless to say my sweater has been on hold for the past two weeks as I chugged away on this little oddity. It uses the Upstream Architecture from the book and I am now trying to figure out the heel.

Notice how short and blunt that toe is?

That is where Linda helped. I have rather short toes and most socks I have seen have toes that are way too long. So we started on 14, yes 14, stitches and increased every row for most of the increases. It may look blunt to some of yall but it fits wonderfully.
The diamond running up the leg is the result of the Sockitecture I am using.
Much as I normally hate knitting socks I am really looking forward to wearing this pair.