Sunday, March 02, 2008

*whew* big post!

Hey there folks.

First, a(n) FO! Ms. R's Redbow socks are done, and are due to be posted tomorrow! (first photo for colour accuracy, second for proof of completion)

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Pattern: Toe-up Socks with Gusset and Slip-Stitch Heel from Wendyknits
Yarn: Fleece Artist Basic Merino Sock Kit, colourway unknown
Needles: Addi Lace 2.5 mm circular
Start: February 3rd, 2008
End: March 1st, 2008
Mods: Worked over 64 stitches (increased one extra stitch at start of gusset and decreased it at end of heel). Double-wrapped short row toe. Worked with magic loop. 3x1 rib over instep and leg with an inch or so of 1x1 rib at cuff. EZs sewn bindoff.

Verdict: Same as the last pair. Love the yarn, the needles are great, an excellent pattern. It went suitably fast and I will definitely be using this pattern and yarn again (and again and again). Heather, I reallyreallyreally hope they fit well!

So what do I do when I cast off some socks? Start more of course. These will be in the Shibui Sock (colour more accurate in the last post, I think) for another birthday in a few months. Oh, and please note, goat shown for size comparison (there are more photos over in flickr and on Ravelry). I'm thinking the Hedgerow pattern...

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But of course I can't knit 2 pairs of socks in a row. That would be crazytalk! (hush you) So...

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(is that... damn goat...)

For now I will say only this, Harrisville New England Shetland (two 900 yard cones), a pretty darn popular project (I don't mind being trendy, I don't mind being trendy, I don't mind being trendy.... yeah, I'm not convinced either), and I will tell you more when I post next. I will post when I have at least *some* progress to show. Oh, and it's not a secret project this time, but I do need to hold back a little bit of content, eh.

12 comments:

WendyKnits said...

Great socks! :-)

valeria1966 said...

It's lovely, love the color too :)

Dave said...

It all looks great ... even the goat. :-) You've reminded me ... I think I need some COLOUR !!

kaityknitsalot said...

Get you being trendy! Haha.

Hey, if anyone is trendy it's me, I am knitting a CPH.

I like that little goat guy, climbing mountains of pretty orange yarn.

Crafty Girly said...

Those socks are great! Love the colors and how it striped. Can't wait to find out what the ultra, secret project is that will use up all that beautiful wool.

The Happy College Knitter said...

Great socks! Isn't it fun sneaking fun toys into the picture? At first when I saw the goat I was thinking how awesome it would be to have a skein of yarn that would be larger than a real goat! Mmmmm yarn. Enjoy your knitting :)

Carola said...

I just gave you a wee award on my site, just because ...

slippergirl said...

hi! I found you through ravelry. Love your pics! I live in Victoria as well. Did you ever end up going to Bitchy Bees?

marydotmusic said...

Oooh... love the colours for the Harrisville... I was in the Boutique last Saturday and I just about bought a whole schwack of them!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Ellen said...

*Goat not shown to size.

Love the socks!

KnitXcorE said...

the sox are ok, now let's talk about tiny goats!

dickie said...

Beautiful colors!
I also love the orange... and the goat. =)