albeit briefly. My nose has been rather firmly applied to the grindstone recently working on things I can’t yet talk about. I can, however, show how much yarn I had left when I’d finished:
These were 50 g balls. Phew! Close one!
And I can also show you the yarns I’m using for something else:
4 colours 4 what?! Orange and purple are from Triskelion Yarns, the yellow is taspestry yarn and the cream is my Shetland handspun.
I’ve also been working on a sock design that I haven’t quite decided what I want to do with; publish it myself, submit it to a site or magazine or just make for my own amusement? I’ve not photographed it in case I want to send the pattern for consideration somewhere. Decisions, decisions ….
Also, it’s been snowing here so it’s made a perfect excuse for staying wrapped up warm inside and knitting!
Hope all is well (or as well as it can be) with you.
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!
Quick post today, but with pictures.
Cria (with ruler to show progress!)
Ugh. Look at the uneven stitches. I’m going to have to block that sucker!
Moody socks, side-by-side:
On to the foot.
And shown with the Man’s Sock with Railway Stitch.
Side-by-side. Hope I don’t run out of the green yarn!
The Railway stitch socks were supposed to be my dad’s Christmas present. For 2011. So this year, I’m hoping I’ll be able to give him two pairs!
I’m going out tomorrow (I know) and will be visiting a new (to me) yarn shop. I’m sure some new yarn will accidentally slip into my bag.
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:
Moody Socks. Sock 2 (right) finished up to clue 3 and Sock 1(left – yes, I know it’s confusing) about to begin the gusset decreases
And on Cria:
More rows than the last photo; this is progress!
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!
I’m pretty sure these are the first socks with cables on them that I’ve managed to complete! This is a nice pattern that’s just complicated enough to keep my interest but not so tricky that I could only work on it in total silence. This yarn is really lovely and the gold sparkles really shine through! It’s dyed using walnut shells (not something I’ve come across before) and you could tell because there were still some pieces in the fibre!