A snapshot of my life for the past few days (and for the next few to come).
Posts tagged ‘Knitting’
Pattern: Moody Stockings by Erica Lueder from Dreams in Fiber. The Sock Knitters Anonymous mystery sock-a-long pattern for November 2012. Technique: Texture
Yarn and needles: Posh Yarn’s Jeannie in “Froggy Went A-Wooing”. 2-ply fingering weight yarn. 400 yds per 100g. 83 g/ 332 yds used. 2.5 mm Knit Picks Harmony/Symphonie double pointed needles.
- No modifications as per Sock Knitters Anonymous knit-a-long rules.
- In this yarn, on these needles, this makes a very stretchy sock. I would highly recommend going down a couple of needle sizes or trying to reduce the number of stitches in the pattern if you have an average or small-sized foot.
- I thought that the colours in this yarn were going to obscure the stitch pattern, but that isn’t the case (at least, in natural light. Artificial light flattens it and makes the purl stitches recede somewhat)
- Sorry for the non-modelled shots but these aren’t socks for me! Just on the off-chance that the recipient is reading this, I won’t say for whom they are destined!
Took my photos nice and early today to get good light and then forgot to grab them off my camera and edit them to look all nice (hence the late post again!).
In my defence, I was helping my neighbour with her new Android smart-phone and then baking a gluten-free carrot cake for my mum.
So, progress on the socks:
And on Cria:
Here’s a question for anyone who’s knit this pattern before, did the slipped stitches after the garter stitch band look different from each other on the wrong side?
Lovely line down one but not the other. The stitch on the left band is slipped on a right side row and on a wrong side row for the right. Small query and I don’t think it affects the bands, but just curious.
Music Monday tomorrow and I’m having trouble narrowing down my choices!
Press play, enjoy the first track of “Music Monday” and scroll down for knitting content. My first choice is this wonderful track by Paul Weller called “Wild Wood”.
WoollyWormhead’s mystery hat:
And Moody Stockings (the SKA mystery sock knit along):
can we get back to singing happy songs around a camp-fire please? Too much vitriol lately and, even though I’ve done my best to ignore it, it still gets to me. Stupid softy that I am!
Cria; short row shaping at back re-knit successfully and now on to the front neck and sleeve increases.
ETA: that book is rather gripping! The writing’s not top notch but the story zips along! The starting premise is that the Soviet Union won both the cold war and the space race.