Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Soay Cardi Update

I have finished the first sleeve and am picking up stitches for the other one. I am running out of the variegated yarn and had to search on Ravelry for one to buy. It should be on its way to me. Will probably need less than half the skein. Oh well. Houdini socks coming along well, have about 2.5" done so far. Pics of that later.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Carnival Houdini Socks

I'm calling these Carnival Houdini Socks because of the festive colorway of this yarn. I'm using Regia 4 ply sock yarn in a bright colorway. I can't find the name of the color on the wrapper. Most of its in German. :) So its a Houdini sock because you knit a footprint that is closed on both ends. One end is a toe and the other becomes the heel. Then you slide your needle through stitches on two rows leaving one row between. Then you cut that row and knit the leg up from that. It sounded fun so I'm looking forward to it. I've cast on the toe and finished the increases. I haven't decided what pattern to use on the leg. Maybe something from socks a la cart. We will see how this works.

On the other hand, I'm still working in the Soay Cardi. I'm working on one sleeve and going to see if I have enough yarn. I may need to search out a skein if the variegated one. :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Winging It Socks Done!

Wow! Love these socks. Due to the pattern in the yarn I did not use any pattern stitches but the yarn pattern is lovely. I used a 1x1 rib for the cuff and Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Very comfortable, and the fit is perfect.

Now it's back to the Soay Cardi before starting new socks. Next socks will be Houdini socks with a leg pattern to be determined.

Soay Cardi progress is the fronts are done, working on the back now. After that it's bind off the shoulders, pick up sleeves and then the button bands. Should go fast now.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Winging It Update

Loving these socks! I'll be making lots of socks!!!