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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Mystery Continues

After knitting two pairs of socks in April, I was ready for May's challenge:
Cables and/or Traveling Stitches
Cat Bordhi
Mystery Sock designed by Cookie A

Having knitted a number of Cookie A's socks, I couldn't resist a mystery by her. The yarn is S R Kertzer's On Your Toes Bamboo. A yarn with a lovely feel and had great stitch definition but was horribly splitty so the joy of the feel for knitting was spoiled by the splitting.

But I am really pleased with the end result. I finished with about 5g of yarn remaining. So very close but at least I don't have to worry about what to do with the left overs.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

April's Socks

I've been trying to decide whether to post about my socks or the group on Ravelry I have joined which is "making" me knit socks, in case any of you are wondering why I need a group to tell me what to knit.

I'm going for the socks as I knit two pairs in April. The theme in April was Technique: Socks from a currently published online Magazine
Designer: Cookie A
so I chose 2 patterns from and used yarn from my stash.

This is the first pattern.

I used Patons Stretch Socks which is not the best for showing the pattern off but as there had been comments about the tight fit, I thought a stretch yarn would be good for the pattern. They do fit remarkably well. Here is a link to the pattern so that you can see how good it looks in striping yarn. I would be tempted to make this pattern again in a self-striping yarn.

And here is the other pair I made using Lana Grosa Meilenweit Seta/Cashmere yarn which has cashmere and silk and felt lovely to knit with.

I wore these to book club and I have never had so many comments about my hand knitted socks before, which was rather nice as they are lovely looking socks. Of course, now I want to make the shawl the pattern was based on; Eugen Beugler's Frost Flowers and Leaves which is published in A Gathering of Lace. There are parts of the pattern which could be better written and there are notes on my Ravelry page.