The Great New Year’s Eve/Day Cast On Event!

The Great New Year’s Eve/Day Cast On Event!

That’s a very long-winded way of saying NEW PROJECT TIME EVERYONE!!!

I’ve decided to do a bit of a scrap-yarn-down and the Scrap Yarn Sock Advent Calendar 2014 pattern fits the bill.

I’ve already got each of the days planned out (the advantage of not playing along in real time) so I can get all the yarn sorted in advance. Well … that’s the theory, anyway.

SYSA WIP1
All the yarn for the Scrap Yarn Sock Advent pattern. Some yarns will be used more than once.

The yarns in the centre are for the toes, heels and ribbing (rather than try and match all of  the other yarns I decided to try and match none of them!).

I could knit sock A first and then sock B, since I’m not playing along in real-time, but I think I’ll stick to the order laid out in the pattern.

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Fifth Letter of the Alphabet

Fifth Letter of the Alphabet

First things first; thanks for the compliments on my recent finished objects! I blog for myself, but it’s nice to know that someone else is reading it!

Right, on to the post proper.

Today, the blog is brought to you by the letter “e”.

More specifically the mathematical constant known as Euler’s number (this wikipedia page is very good for explaining everything. WARNING: CONTAINS CALCULUS).

So, what does this have to do with knitting?

e sock wip 1 (by dyedinthewool)
Ta-da!

This is the start of a knee-high sock striped using the digits in “e”. So I could use all ten integers from 0 to 9 I add one to all the numbers so 0 = 1 round, 1 = 2 rounds and so on.

I cast on my usual toe with the yarn I’ll be using for both toes and both heels, switched to my bright yarn, knit 3 rounds (the first digit of “e” is 2), switched to my dark yarn and knit 8 rounds (the second number being 7), and so on.

e sock yarn (by dyedinthewool)
These are all the yarns I’m planning on using for the socks.

For the second sock, I’ll keep the stripe sequence the same, but change the contrast colours.

The pattern I’m going to use is the gusset heel basic sock from WendyKnits (the same I used to make these socks) and this calf-shaping template.

This is my challenge for the December KAL over at the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry.  And boy is this going to be a challenge!

PS: I’ve caught yet another virus (it’s really odd, it feels like ‘flu but not) and I was all up to date with everyone’s blog postings before this.  I’ll get there soon, so if you haven’t heard from me I’m still here, but just not necessarily very vocal right now!