Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I'm starting some new socks. I've wanted to use this yarn for a while that I got from my friend Amanda Truan. It was during one of her destash sessions. I am not using a pattern, hence the winging it. I didn't want to use any pattern stitches because the color changes will make a great pattern. I did not do a swatch with my 00 addi turbo circular needles so I will just have to try on the toe cup to see how much to increase. I love the gusset heel that Wilma Becker uses so I will use that heel. I'm also doing two at a time which is my preferred method. I did make an effort to match up the color repeat so these should be fairly close to matching. I only did that because I only had to sacrifice about 18" of yarn. This yarn is Maxim Prints and is very soft. It is 80% Lana Merino Superwash and 20% nylon. As I said, very soft. No matter how many projects I have going I have to have socks. This will be very portable as they don't have a pattern to concentrate on.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Finished my socks today! Yay! I got bogged down on the leg part of the right sock due to the spiral pattern. They are not anatomically left and right but rather spiral one way or another. Anyway, they fit well. Now just need wet finished. On to the next one!
Monday, March 19, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I didn't work in the cardi over the weekend. Too tired after our hiking adventure in Saturday! Anyway, this is my progress to date. I'm almost done with the lace rows. This is also the decrease rows at the side seams. I'm loving how this is knitting up. I have this yarn in white and pale green and I may make them up using this pattern.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I've started a new short cardi. The pattern is on Ravelry by The Shetland Trader. I'm using Paton's Grace cotton yarn in both Viola and Lavender variegated color ways. The ribbing and button band will be solid and the body and sleeves will be variegated.