Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I started and ripped out this hat about a bah-gillian times, but now that I'm in my groove with it and got some tips from my friend, Kristina, it's motoring right along.
I have some errands to run this afternoon, then I'm going to sit on the couch to watch some movies and try to knock this hat out.
Friday, September 19, 2008
This heart hat is to match the heart scarf and it looks adorable when on a head and not laying on the floor to have it's photo taken!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I made the hat awhile back and wear it all the time. It made with Cascade 220 Quattro which is a wool/cotton blend yarn and I love how it works up.
This pattern was super easy and quick.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
When did you learn to knit socks? Shortly after I learned to knit! Socks were the reason I wanted to learn to knit in the first place!
What's the first sock you ever knit? The basic socks from Cat Bordhi's Knitting on Two Circulars book.
Favorite sock pattern? I have my own generic structure that I put various stitch patterns into.
Favorite sock yarn? Wow -- there are WAY too many to choose from!
Favorite needle method? The standard for me is Toe-Up, Two at at Time. And I go 50-5o on short row versus gusset heels.
Who do you knit socks for? Me and my husband. My father-in-law and my mother have each also received one pair.
How many pairs have you knitted to date? Quite a few, I'd have to count to be sure, but I'm guessing about 25 to 30?
What's on your sock knitting to-do list? My queue at Ravelry is ever growing...
What kind of socks do you like to knit -
Striped? Used to be a huge fan of self-striping yarn, but lately it's lost it's charm for me.
Colorwork? My third pair of socks were fair isle....I learned a ton!!!...and surprisingly they turned out pretty good! Look at them on Ravelry!
Plain stockinette? I don't think I ever have!
Cabled? Not yet, in the queue.
Anklets? Yes, and footies, too.
Knee socks? Not yet.
Solid colors? My current choice in sock yarn.
Bright & crazy? Yes.
Faux-Fair Isle? Yes, I loved this sock yarn when I started socks.
Tag a few sock knitters here ~ Anyone who wants to play along and/or also has nothing to share.
I kept the leftover dye bath and dropped some random wool into it this morning after I finished rinsing the Merino because I really liked how dark the Mission Falls 1824 Wool I used to tie this hand turned out!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
On another note, in the kitchen I have over a pound of dried hibiscus flowers steeping in a giant pot on the stove to dye the 3,470 yards of laceweight Merino that I soaked in an alum mordant this morning. It's making the house smell divine and I'm really exciting to see how this experiment turns out!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I wanted to give her something to remind her that she is my heart.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I finally finished these socks last night..... Using a US 1 for a men's size 10 EEE foot was certainly a drag!
I cranked through a lot of the cuff on Saturday night at the Rat Dog/Allman Brothers concert at Red Rocks. Even had some man come up and want to know all about the socks, how did I do two at a time, how do I know which is which, are they wool, could he feel them....etc.... Dirk was watching very closely as he was convinced the guy was going to take them from me.