Saturday, February 14, 2009
I am using Maizy sock yarn in Bittersweet and Meadow Mist.
This is a challenging pattern, but I'm learning some new techniques and practicing techniques that I haven't used in awhile (two-handed knitting!).
This is the progress I've made so far:
More pics to follow as I get to the fun fair isle section. This is my first time using two different colors of yarn for socks. Should be fun!
Jouke can wrap himself in the blanket. Although the needle is still holding the 500 stitches, I have reached the milestone of 1.50 meter. (start was 0.38 meter)
50 centimeter still to go...but I have the feeling that it will not be a problem.
Friday, February 13, 2009
I know I must seem ungrateful, but nothing could be farther from the truth. I'm lazy with the camera. This is the awesome sock yarn that I got from the Holiday Drawing. It's Panda Soy in Evening Blues. I have decided that the next pair of socks I knit are going to be for ME. I haven't kept a pair in over six months. We cannot allow that trend to continue. I've been scouring Ravelry for the perfect pattern. Every time I think I have it narrowed down, I get a new idea. don't you just LOVE it when that happens??? The big bonus is that even if the pattern is fussy, I only do in on the leg part....the whole thing that convinced me to start knitting socks was those little wads that those of us with short feet...and the wads show up in the most interesting of places.
THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Here is my current in progress project - Wool Peddler's Shawl, from Folk Shawls Book. Started this yesterday with some yarn from my stash. It knits up pretty quickly so far, so I hope to get it done in February.
Also about to cast on for more socks, just need to pick a pattern. I like to work on a couple of projects and switch back and forth between them.
Brenda in Alberta (Owlsrook)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Joyful will be used for Adrienne's Round Robin's House pattern which is my all time favorite and what first brought her talents to my attention. I will knit it with a joyful heart, believe me!
I will use the Nightshade for Fred with a pattern yet to be decided, and will use any leftovers for stripes in another pair of socks for his air show collection.
The 2nd red sock is 10 rows short of being grafted and then the custom YFM socks will be cast on with the cream patonyle that also arrived yesterday. I can hardly wait to finish them so I can do MY socks with the Joyful. :)
Thanks also to all of the ladies who make this wonderful KAL happen. It is a joy to "meet" other knitters who share their projects, ideas, and photos. I will post pics as soon as our camera is repaired in Perth.
Cheers to all of you from way down under where our peachicks are thriving and living happily with the roos and our corgi, Razzle.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
This is the book that I won waaaaayyy back for finishing a project, and the yarn is from the Carefree KAL, Panda Silk (don't have it with me to find the colorway), which is even more gorgeous in person than in pictures. It's soft, it's sleek, it's just....just....perfect. I was one of the finalists and got to choose the yarn I wanted.
I've been doing a lot of knitting this year, mostly for me, because it's been so nasty cold in my part of the country and I needed hats and a neckwarmer and legwarmers and all kinds of stuff, but I never have all my photos on the same computer and keep forgetting to post when I have them. Today I only have a photo of the legwarmers on this computer; everything else is on my laptop at home.
I have to run, so I'll just say that these are over-the-knee height that slouch over the ankles and still end up knee socks. I'm going to take the foot off because it's made of chunky yarn and doesn't fit in my clogs; I'll end up with the footless version of the pattern. I'm making them of Claudia's Hand Painted Yarn, chunky, in the Pink Dot colorway, at least 232 yards in the first one alone.
Thank You Susan for the yarns you donate to keep this KAL going.