Thursday, April 22, 2010

Muscle Memory

I love it when a lace pattern becomes second nature and your hands glide along knitting fluidly, halting occasionally to double check because something doesn't feel right.

That something about lace that compels you to just knit 1 more repeat and another and then 1 more after that.

This is my new favorite pattern and it looks great in all the semi-solid hand dyed yarns that are so popular right now.

Pattern: Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Needles: US 1, 2.25 mm Kollage square dpns
Yarns: Madelinetosh, Tosh Sock in Mourning Dove, Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Gypsy and BMFA Socks That Rock Lightweight in Rose Quartz.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blogland Redux

So it has been forever since I have posted to the blog and there is a huge back log of finished knits to rave about. It is a daunting task so I have decided that I might as well start with the most recent and show you some older projects as time allows.
I am finally working again so there is somewhat less time for blogging and knitting. I'm sure you can guess which activity takes precedence.
Hubby asked me to knit some socks for his dad's birthday a couple weeks ago. He came with me to Twisted and we picked out a skein of yarn with a LOT of yardage as his dad wear size 13 wide.
I knit Holidazed again because it is a fabulous pattern that seems to be very forgiving in the fit department and also wonderful to knit.
These are the biggest socks I have ever made.

Pattern: Holidazed by Anne Hanson
Needles: US 1.5, 2.25mm
Yarn: Punta Yarns Merisock Handpainted, also some Shibuiknits Sock in Ink for contrasting heel and toe.

This skein of sock yarn was an incredible 463 yards and I had some left over, maybe even enough for the heels and toes but I think the contrast worked out nicely.