Tuesday, 1 May 2007

30 rows into pattern .....

I couldn't wait to cast on for these when I came home from work but had the tea to cook and wash up first. Then bathed DS and he went to bed. Only then could I get started (at about 8.30 p.m.).

I had a bit of a dither earlier about which yarn to use from my stash. I have some very bright Posh Yarn - Surf 'n' Turf, which is bright green and blue - and I'd be quite interested to see how that knits up in this pattern. But for my first one, I thought I'd go for a more subtle yarn to show off the pattern.

I'm doing the small size (64 sts) and the yarn I'm using is Fyberspates 100% Bluefaced sock yarn on 2 x 2.75 mm Inox Grey circs. The colour is actually quite subtle in daylight - it looks much brighter than it is IRL in this photo. But then I was eager to share what I'd done and didn't want to wait for daylight tomorrow!

As you can see, I'm doing this toe up which is the method I always use now as I find it so much quicker and I prefer short-row heels. It's also handy because I've balled my yarn into 2 x 50g balls, so I can just knit until I run out of yarn. I haven't used Fyberspates Bluefaced before, so I'm not sure how far my 300m will go. It's looking quite promising at the moment though, so I should hopefully get a good leg length.
This is a lovely pattern which knits up really quickly, which is always a good thing. ;0) and Anni's charts and instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

Anyway, I really should get to bed now otherwise I'll be looking like death warmed up in the morning. Not a good look but unfortunately my usual one! ;0) That's what you get for staying up all night knitting!


Put a Sock in it said...

Wow, you're amazingly quick off the mark! ;)

Your sock looks lovely in that gorgeous yarn. :)

Anni said...

Wow, you're quick. It looks great. I had planned to convert the pattern to toe up but with being ill and having to do a larger size too I just ran out of time. Love the way the yarn knits up. I've never used Fyberspates yarn before.

Kelly said...

wow it looks great so far well done!

Patty said...

I'm loving the way that sock is looking! Beautiful yarn. I have never used Fyberspates before.

Mia said...

Okay, I know who to ask questions of since I am going to try mine toe up as well.