Monday, September 18, 2006

More Socks!

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Black Purl
Pattern: plain old stockinette, done cuff-down and with a heel flap and gusset
-I really prefer doing socks toe up. I like trying them on that way as I go. However, Twisted German Cast On is a lot of fun, for some reason, and it is nice to get the damn ribbing out of the way early.
-The heel flap and gusset was fine, no major problems. I had no stunning moment of turning the heel, and it takes more concentration (and more light, can't do that one in the booth during a show). I also like the look of the short row heel better, but I have to admit that this one is more comfortable and fits better and doesn't slouch. I will try a toe-up heel flap and gusset on the next pair of socks I start. (April Fools are cuff-down as well.)

That's three completed pairs of wool socks for Solvang. I've also finished the cabling on the sleeves for Rogue. I am hoping that I can get the sweater done by this weekend. I'm a bit nervous about having to sew in sleeves, though. I've done a few more repeats on the Snowdrop Shawl, and have progressed on the April Fools a little (over half done with the first repeat). I'm in the process of hunting down the perfect yarn for my Hogwarts vest (and possibly sweater, too, we'll see) and a Chunky Diagonal Throw for myself. I'm leaning towards Patons Shetland Chunky for the throw (found an online store that has it at $3.50 a skein), and possibly for the vest as well, although I would prefer a worsted weight for that. I really want a superwash or machine washable yarn for a sweater, but I can't find the right colors. I may have to go with Patons Classic Merino, which I found in Michaels at a decent price. Oh, and I also picked up a couple balls of Sugar 'n Cream cotton, which is what my grandmother always used to make washrags with. I've finished one and am about half done on another, just a k2, yo, k to end to increase and k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, k to end decrease. They're definitely better to have around than sponges!

Moving to Solvang this week. Woo!


AR said...

Your socks are great. I love the colors. Paton's Merino would probably make a really nice sweater. Not superwash, but oh well.

Coleen said...

ooooh... I like the black pearl yarn! looks great!

Sounds like you are a very busy knitter!

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