Saturday, March 13, 2010
Speed Sock Knitting.
Some one here on this blog has encouraged me to join 2 different speed sock knitting contests. In truth we thought one would be done by the time the second one started. So, 2 patterns came out within 4 days of each other.
This is a sideways sock. You knit a bunch, divide the stitches in half knit each half a bunch more. Graph to form a tube. Add a toe, add a toe to the heel, then add a cuff. Over 250 grafted stitches.
Finally this is what you get. The yarn had been in my stash for many a years. If it was wine it would be a vintage year by now. Patons Kroy is the yarn, it happen to be sitting right beside the computer when the pattern came out so seemed perfect to use. This pattern was for Sock Madness.
Iron Knitter pattern. Pattern came out last Sat. One has to solve clues to get the pattern. Clues were tough on this one. Yarn is Knit Picks Gloss. I have some in my family that study yarns are a must. Lots and lots of cables on this pair. This pattern had a heel that I had never done before.
Now to rest up for the next ?????? Oh and packing for Calif. I get 8 days in the sun (there better be some). On an island. Oh my....how much fun can a Mom have. My daughter's job has her in a condo there. We will be looking for a Wedding Dress for her. But, lucky for me she will still have to work so I have all DAY to knit and play on the beach. Counting the days.......hours, minutes, seconds.........