Tuesday, June 28, 2011

And done

These were supposed to be for me, and given the number of stitches cast on, I assumed they would fit.  But these were my first cable socks and I did not realize the cables would eat up so much of the real estate.  I don't think my daughter will turn them down, though.

Pattern:  3x3 Cable with Moss Stitch, by Charlene Schurch (in Sensational Knitted Socks)
Yarn:  A Piece of Vermont (superwash merino/bamboo/nylon) in 8007
Needles:  US1 dpns
Modifications:  None

I did not set out to knit a pair of socks a month, although that is how it has gone so far this year.  Socks are my most portable project, so there is always a pair in progress.  In fact, I have already cast on the next pair:  "Inlay" from knitty.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Still alive

Summertime - what can I say?  I'm out of L&O:SVU episodes to stream, the garden (or rather, the weed population) constantly calls my name, and then there is that cutie pie, aka my granddaughter, who requires weekly doses of spoiling.  SOME knitting is getting done, not much, but always socks.

When I purchased this Piece of Vermont yarn, I thought of the color as brown.  When I wound it into a ball, the rose emerged.  And now that I am knitting it, I've discovered yellow as well.  Fun stuff!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

More cables and bamboo, more socks

I decided to knit socks with bigger cables, and this yarn from a Piece of Vermont just happens to include bamboo.  Do I detect a theme?

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Last birthday socks

The final pair of birthday socks are done.  I am glad I made them longer in the foot - much better.

Pattern:  Four-Stitch Ribbing Patterns - baby cable rib - from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn:  Schoeller+Stalh Fortissima Socka Degradee Color, colorway 103
Needles:  US1 dpns
Modifications:  None

I'm loving the baby cables.  I'm loving this sock yarn as well - it's mit bamboo.