I made these exactly as the pattern called for, using sport weight yarn. I know there are a lot of you out there that have made these in fingering weight. I don’t get it. How could it even be possible that they would go over a human sized calf using fingering weight.
I highly recommend sport weight and a pair of US 2 needles.
I also did one less repeat of the pattern for the leg and ribbed the toe by following the pattern and doing the decreases one stitch in from each needle. Worked like a charm.
It’s odd, really, because although the model in the pattern shows a ribbed toe (check out the last blog entry for a visual), the pattern gives directions for a stockinette toe. So, I winged it.
Next up: Eunice
KAL Sock #3 - Eunice
Made with your choice of sock yarn:
Koigu kppm in charcoal
and, another super secret project is about to hit the needles. One hint – it’s for Sock Summit and it may about kill me.
It seems as though I have a little problem with indecision. A big problem, actually.
See, I signed up for a knit along for Cookie A.’s new book; Sock Innovation. And, the idea is that we will KAL one sock from the book (in order) each month.
But, I have a problem with which yarn to use. Although we are supposed to cast on the first of each month, I have yet to even wind a yarn because I hate choosing which one of the stash to use.I can’t bear the thought of parting with even one skein of yarn (ya, I know I’m crazy; my friends keep reminding me).
So, I came up with an idea that I think just might force me to just wind the yarn each month and not really have to make the final decision myself. It will all be worth it if it means keeping up with the KAL.
With that in mind, I have decided that a week or so before the first of each month, I will post three pics of yarn that I think might work with the next months design. I will also post a pic of the pattern. You get to decide which yarn I use.
I will post a vote and y’all can choose which one you think will look best.
This is the first pattern in the book:
Glynis Sock by Cookie A.
So, let’s test this out. Which one should I pick?
Yarn A: Squoosh Merino/Cashmere/ Nylon in Lilac Mist
I am currently in the process of trying to pare down my WIP’s.
See, every so often, something comes over me and I realize that my start-itis has gotten way out of hand and I have so many projects on the needles that I can’t keep them all straight.
So, I start working on the projects already on the needles and resolutely commit to not casting on for something new….
… until I start looking at the yarn…
And then new things jump onto the needles and work their way, eventually to finished objects.
As a matter of fact, Rhinebeck provided me with some opportunity for new projects:
Vintage Sock (aka so many freakin leaves)
Funky Sock Monkey Kit
Oh, and since Knittinggrammy tagged me with a 6 things meme, I wanted to let her know I hadn’t forgotten. I just need a little more time to think of 6 things about me. In the meantime, here is the original 6 things meme I did a while back.
So, I figured that I would flash some of the Duet and other yarns that I got whilst in Seattle in a pathetic attempt to distract you from the fact that I still haven’t taken any photos of the car.
Duet Skinny in Jade pool
See, TG has taken the car and parked it in the garage. Turns out there are still a number of things that have to be done before the car can be registered and driven.
Hazelknits sock in Chuckanut Drive Colorway
So, a distraction is needed.
Fly Designs Lace Wing Sock in Teal
Speaking of distraction, how about these socks huh? They were started on day one of the two day drive home from Seattle and were nearly finished before we got home. Turns out, dk sock yarn knits up wicked fast, especially if the intended recipient has itty bitty kid feets.
Duet Sock in Oops
If you are wondering why there are no pictures of the infamous YOL project that I said I was taking with me a few posts ago, I confess, it’s off a stitch right now. The lace will return shortly. Hopefully.
So, we flew down to Seattle, WA on Thursday of last week to buy a car from a dealership in Bellevue. Then, we spent five days in Seattle and surrounding areas playing before we drove the two days it took to get home.
What did we do? Well, let’s see, we bought lots of yarn…
Duet Sock Yarn - Right from the Source!!
Angela - Creator of Duet Sock
I had some time to work on my knitting…
Year of Lace Project #1
And, if you can believe it, we had so much fun, I actually forgot to take a picture of the car! I guess I had better get that done before it goes into the shop for the conversion process. Look for more pics of the trip (and some of the car too!) in the next post.
Ok, so life has been a little unkind lately. Not so much in a full on kick you in the teeth sort of way, but more so in a hey, check out what’s important to you and make sure you make time for it sort of way. Again, with the cryptic, I know. More details? Yes, I can do that.
Let’s see, Monkey is sick. For her birthday party, she has a runny nose and is all stuffy. Say it with me, “poor Monkey”. I was so busy last week (and the week before) that I went (finally) to get her Bunny a birthday present and they only had one Easy Bake Oven in the store (seriously!) and it got scooped by a 6 year old about 5 minutes before we could get to it. Thank goodness for Grandma. She scored one at Walmart.
What else? Right. TG has been busy this week. He sanded and painted both decks at our place, mudded and sanded a ton of walls and primed them for painting. And, he is actually painting them as we speak. And, I have put in about 100 hours of overtime in the last 3 months. Crazy. Yes, I get this.
However, I have a secret remedy for all this work…
A Trip to Rhinebeck!!!! Oh yes. With my girlfriends, Ms. Bananie and The Goddess of Lace. I booked my flight today. So, the blog will be on hiatus for five days in October. Not to worry though, I have much to show you before then.
I have been on the fence lately about lace knitting. I keep buying lace yarn, because I want so much to be a lace knitter. However, I am forced to face the fact that my lace knitting spends more time in the time out basket than in my hands. Oh well, I shall persevere.
As a matter of fact, this came in the mail today. Cashmere. Pretty.
I would have liked to show the subtle variations in the teal blue. The spectrum of the skein is fantastic. It ranges from greenish seas to deep ocean blue. However, given the quality of light when I come home from work and the sun is setting, it’s hard to take a decent photo. You will just have to take my word for it. And soft? Forgetaboutit.
I also turned the heel on my first Cleopatra Stocking. This is a tricksy pattern as there are no photos of the back of the sock in the pattern. I suppose I will just have to improvise.
p.s. I miss Tuesday night knit circle. I promise to get out next week…
Have I shown you the dpn tubes that I picked up from a friend? I loves these. I actually lost a needle a few weeks ago. I stood up to go plug my meter and when I came back and sat down, the needle from one of my socks was gone! Seriously. So, to combat that pesky problem in the future, I always put one of these on my dpn’s when I have a SIP (Sock in Progress). Ha. Take that sock needle thieves!
Oh yes, and I finally turned the heel on my second Spring Forward sock. Exciting, no?