Whew!! I've been trying to post for days and Blogger was just not cooperating!
Anyway, if my last post had plenty of knothing, this one has plenty of something :)
I finished the teal socks and ain't they a beauty?
Child's French Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Louet Gems Merino Pearl In Teal, US #1 (2.25mm) DPNs
Mods: My gauge of 8 sts/inch was spot on for the pattern but the suggested cast on of 72 stitches seemed huge so I went down to a cast on of 64. I then did a 2 x 2 rib instead of the 1 x 1/2 x 2 combo suggested by the pattern and increased to 66 stitches for the leg. I made the leg much shorter (6 inches vs. 8 inches) and I added my *patented* mini-flap and gusset yo short row heel.
I ADORE the Gems Pearl!! It's so soft and just dreamy to knit with! I also LOVE the pattern....it was fun, well written (of course!) and produced a really classy sock! If there is a knitter out there that doesn't own this amazing book yet....what the heck are ya waiting for??? :)
It's the button (and link to the website) for the Red Scarf Project. This very noble charity collects red scarves for foster kids/orphans who are in college and struggling to make their way in this tough world without family support! The Orphan Foundation of America will be collecting scarves again this year so here's the humble beginnings of my first scarf!
It's gonna be a seaman's scarf someday real soon! It's Knitpicks Suri Dreams in "Woodlands" and I'm just doing a seed stitch for the "tails" and will do a 2 x 2 rib for the neck section. Why not go ahead and make a scarf or two for these very worthy kids and get a head start on the JANUARY 2007 deadline? Plenty of time so no excuses, right? :)
Also on the needles (surprise, surprise!) another sock!! Yet another pattern from the prolific and illustrious Ms. Bush! This is the Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge Pattern from, you guessed it, Knitting Vintage Socks! hehe.....
Thanks to a yarn swap with my bud Dorothy, I'm actually making this sock in *exactly* the yarn used in the pattern which is a first for me! It's Sunbeam St. Ives in the Grouse colorway. It's a pretty heathered plum that's pretty soft. The pattern calls for 8.5 sts /inch on a US #0 needle and these socks are gonna be bulletproof when I'm done! I think they'll last longer than the feet that will own them someday but I love how the pattern is knitting up so far!
On Saturday I'll be breaking into my All Seasons Cotton for my Adrienne Vittadini Cabled Shell because it's finally here....Saturday June 10th is WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY!!!
June 10, 2006
So get out there and Show Your Sticks!! Pumpkin will be waiting on his favorite windowsill wishing he could join you!