Saturday, February 16, 2008
RSC Ferry Wake Socks
These are from the 2007 Rockin' Sock Club at Blue Moon Fiber Arts, finished in January. This was probably my favorite color from the 2007 club, and a pleasant, easy knit. I think I finished this pair faster than any of the others. Modeled by my daughter. They are just a bit too small for her and for me, so they will be gifted to my mother for her birthday.
- Color: Bella Coola
- Yarn: Socks That Rock mediumweight
- Needles: 2.25mm
- Pattern: Salish Sea Socks, design by Cat Bordhi
- Leftover: 43.5g
Monday, February 04, 2008
As it turns out, all of the entries were invalid (not about colleges in the Northeast), which puts all of them on equal footing. Unfortunately, despite thinking long and hard, my daughter could not decide which one was the most helpful, so we're going with Plan B: picking one out of a hat. (drumroll.......) and the winner is: Jen!! Please send email to let me know how you'd like me to send the yarn. Thanks everyone.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
For the past few years I've been knitting fingerless gloves for a few months each Winter. It all started about five years ago at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival. Jen and I took a class on Norwegian Purl from Beth Brown Reinsel. (I love her Knitting Ganseys book.) Anyway, in the course of learning how to do Norwegian Purl (which really comes in handy, especially when you have stitches in your thumb and can't do a regular purl), I also finally learned to be comfortable doing two color stranding. Thank you Beth! For some reason I can't remember, after that class I bought the book Knitting Fair Isle Mittens & Gloves (my favorite glove/mitten book) and with that as my starting point, I started knitting gloves, three pair the first year, and more every year since. Here are the latest two:
|Yarn: Koigu, Black and a multi
Construction: My basic glove based on the book above Color pattern from Mostly Mittens
|Yarn: Smooshy in Nightwatch by Dream in Color|
Construction: A new shaping I was testing