I finished these socks a while ago but I’m just getting a round to posting a pic. I told you I was lazy.
Yarn: STR in the Fairground Colorway purchased at Rhinebeck
Needle: US3 Addis magic looped, two at a time of course.
Leg Pattern: You can’t really see it but I used the Eyelet cables pattern (pg 159) from this book
Started: November 2006, Ended: December 2006
Verdict: I.Love. Socks.That. Rock. Nuff said.
Bed socks for my Dad
Yarn: Who knows, I got it from my stash. I think its Patons Décor but I’m not really sure.
Needle: US7 Boye , magic looped (which I do not recommend)
Pattern Slipped Stitch Rib from the Sensation Knitted Socks Book.
Verdict: I was on a deadline but otherwise I loathe using worsted weight yarn for socks. It may only be in my head but it seems harder to magic loop with worsted weight yarn. My father loved them anyway.
I’ve been spinning a little:
Fiber: Superwash Merino Acquired from a co-op via my knitta in crime Necia
Preparation: Roving was dyed by the microwave method using Wiltons
Spun: Two-ply (my favorite) from a center pull ball.
Yards: Approx. 200 yds.
WPI: Somewhere between 12 and 14 so let’s just say 13.
Verdict: It’s super squishy and it has a wonderful sniff factor. (You yarn addicts know what I’m talking about)
Preparation: Fleece was washed then dyed while still wet using Wiltons. Microwave of course. I then carded the colors together with big stripes lines up on my hand carders so the colors wouldn’t muddle too much.
Spun: What else: Two-ply from a center pull ball.
Yards: Approx. 70 yds
Verdict: Soft and lustrous but not that squishy. Has a nice little halo thing going on. It just screams “lace” to me.
Hat for my DB hereby known as Mr. DJ
Yarn: Plymouth Encore D.K. I lost the ball band so I have no idea what the name/number of the color is. Purchased from Smileys a while ago.
Needles: US 5 Denise Interchangeable needles.
Pattern: 1X1 ribbing for two inches then a 1X2 seed stitch pattern
that he picked out himself from this book.
Verdict. It’s a wool/acrylic blend which doesn’t chafe my hands (yay). I already found two knots which pissed me off a bit but other than that, it’s cool. Hopefully I’ll be done by this weekend so he can have it before winter really puts a hurtin on us.
Started: January 23
Sweater for my SF Dream KAL
Yarn: Patons Décor in the New Green color
Pattern: This is the Diagonal ribbed wrap cardigan designed by Oscar for Oscar De La Renta from the back of the Vogue Knitting Ultimate Knitting Book.
Verdict: So far, so good. This yarn is also an Acrylic/Wool blend and I’m really feelin it. I still can’t believe that I’m actually going to knit a sweater for myself. I even swatched the full 4 inches if you can believe it. I’ll definitely keep you posted.
Yarn: Trekking, color #108
E.T.A.I started a different boyfriend hat before the brown one pictured above but I fudged it all up. I forgot to go down a needle size when making the hemmed edge and just slipped so deeply into knitters denial. It took me a while to suck it up and just take that L for the team. It looks so purty that I still haven't frogged it. I'm still contemplating ways to remix it into something usable. Stay tuned.