Thursday, 31 January 2008
Mrs. C (BellaMama)
I knit these in HPKY. The color is LaBoheme, 65% superwash wool, 25% nylon, and 10% donegal. I did them ML using Harmony 32", size 1 for the feet and size 2 for the cuff. They were knit toe up with a short row heel and 2 at once. I did not do the pattern on the instep as I prefer a flat sock inside my shoes. I used a sewn castoff so it would be stretchy. The skein was 100 gr and I probably have about 1/3 of it left. Maybe some ankle socks are in store for it.
Loved knitting them and can't wait for the next pattern. Hopefully I am back on track and will finish my socks when they are due.
(This is the 3rd time I have tried to post this, hope it goes this time.)
Everyone's socks look great. I've loved this pattern while knitting the first sock but unfortunately I'm not going to finish the pair this month. I'm knitting mine with a custom hand-dyed yarn from my friend Jasmine. I hope to finish soon though.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Yarn: Sockenwolle No.1 Panama, color 42
Needles: Bambu, 2,75 mm
More: Change the heel, 1sl, 1k... and purl the other side ;)
And, I hate to knit with selfstriped yarn!!! And I have a lot of that :( Need some more fun yarn... ... ... But the yarn look almost nice with my pants...
And - over and out for this time... I hope, and I want some goodies for my needles - yarn and pattern!!! ;)
Well, I tried to post through Flickr, but that apparently didn't work. So, here we go again.
I really like what everybody is doing with the pattern, only my socks disappoint me greatly. I don't think the colourway and the yarn I chose work well together. And the decision not to do the pattern on the foot (I don't like lacy pattern directly on the feet in shoes) looks like it was a bad one as well. And the stitches wouldn't drop properly (and trust me, that is normally NOT my problem!). It took quite a bit of convincing them to drop. But I kind of got there in the end.
The main problem with these socks though is that they came out way too big for me. And I kept trying them on while knitting and they were ok then! I wore them yesterday and literally kept losing the socks while walking in the house. Not funny. Not at all.
So, eventhough I really, really like the pattern and everybody elses sock look fantastic, I'm very unhappy with mine. Not sure yet what to do with them. I might frog them after all. But I really don't want to. But they are way too big and I don't know anybody who would wear lacy socks and and has feet 2 sizes bigger than mine to give them to. Ah well. I'll figure something out. At least everybody else has proven that this pattern makes one gorgeous pair of socks if you don't mess it up like I did. Well done everyone!
And a big thanks to Anni for another great pattern!
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Monday, 28 January 2008
Can't wait to see what's up for February!!
But on sunday evening my january socks was finished!!! Today it's monday, and tomorrow I hope it will be some light - could it be called sun? ;) - outside so I could got some picture...
I'm finish in time, and that's the best ;)
I start a spinning class couple weeks ago and we stop at a LYS in San Franciso, I bought this yarn when I was capture with the beautiful colorway. The yarn is not as the usually sock yarn which is more like the typical Noro yarn. I got lots of tangle considering I am knitting these with one needles. I stopped for few days when I arrived the short row heels which is also my attempt to do after reading all the books and instruction. I thought I might have to do the pattern with another yarn. After few day rest, I picked it up last weekend and finished. The color is quite match so I did cut few yarns off after the heel in attempt to make them even. Well, they are done, there are 4 more days in this months, I got sock to knit.... Happy Knit Year to everyone.
Saturday, 26 January 2008
This pair was done with LionBrand Wool-Ease.
This pair was done with Bernat Sox sock yarn:
This pair was done with Moda Dea Sassy Stripes yarn: Unfortunately, the yarn is quite busy so the pattern doesn't show up well.
Friday, 25 January 2008
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Monday, 21 January 2008
I finished my pair yesterday, between my first try to spin. Very nice pattern and gourgous yarn. Anni, you fooled me the other day, when you wwere updating your blog with February's yarn, I was sooo curious, just to find out that the colours were away. He he.
Sunday, 20 January 2008
Hot off the needles are the New Year socks so much so that they lack sewing in the ends.
I moderated them a little as I don’t own a pair of 2,75 mm needles, so I opted for size 3 mm needles until I reached to the heel, where I switched to size 2,5 mm needles and continued in stocking knit.
Really love these socks, and I can’t wait till the February pattern.
Saturday, 19 January 2008
Friday, 18 January 2008
Thanks for the patterns, I'm looking forward to Februarys socks!
Have a nice day.
Here is my first pair for the New Years, made from a kind of thicker yarn than I usually use for socks... But oooh sooo soft. Classic Elite - Renaissance. I liked the results of this pattern! Make next months an easy one since I just cast on Knitty`s Slippery Socks. hee hee... sockergirl
However, I'm not happy with the yarn I used, so I will be frogging. :/ (The yarn is 50-50 silk merino, and is wonderful, smooshy, and soft to touch. But it's too drapey, if I use it for socks, I need more negative ease. I'll definitely try this pattern again with a better yarn soon!)
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
Knitted in Town and Country black, with an unknown German scrap from stash as the Snowflakes, on 2.25 circs (apart from snowflakes done on 2.5 dpns). Again for the girl who wants black socks with patterns that don't show in her shoes!
Happy knitting to all of you !