Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WIP: Hedera Socks

Finished the first sock! Now starting on the second one. Yarn: Blue Moon Socks that Rock in Koi Koi

New Yarn from Knitpicks

Clockwise from Left: Stroll Kettle Dye Timber, Stroll Kettle Dye Soot, Stroll Kettle Dye Jay, Stroll Kettle Dye Eggplant, Stroll Fruit Punch, Stroll Meadow, Imagination Unicorn, Stroll Lily Pad, Imagination Pirate King

I also purchased some metal circular needles for a fraction of the price of competing brands like Addi Turbo. They have really nice pointy tips and the cords are more flexible, so they don't get stuck in an awkward shape that you end up fighting as you're knitting.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

WIP: Fingering Weight Socks for Nick

I took a sock class in January 2009 where I learned how to make a basic worsted weight sock on double pointed needles. The instructor provided sportweight and fingering weight variations of her pattern. This is the Fingering Weight pattern done on 2 circular needles. I started these socks earlier this year, but they've been on the back burner for some time. It's getting colder now and Nick wants his socks!

Fingering Weight Socks, pattern by Lauren Lindeman at So Much Yarn in Seattle, Washington. The socks are made with Lion Brand Sockease in Toffee.
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WIP: Hedera Socks

I started the Hedera Sock pattern by Cookie A. featured in Knitty -

I am using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Koi Koi. I was worried the color might detract from the lace pattern but it seems to be working nicely with it :)
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Little Penny Sweater

Little Penny Sweater in Cascade 220 Superwash, Heather Grey.

This is a really great first doggy sweater. I used a larger needle and could have used what the pattern suggested. It stretches A LOT.

It's a little loose in the neck! The original pattern has you start with a size 5 needle in the neck and increase to a size 6 for the body. I used a size 7 throughout because I wasn't sure how this sweater would fit Radagast, my French Bulldog. Ends up, I could have just used the indicated needle sizes.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Big Penny Sweater

Well, I should have made the Little Penny Sweater for my dog. I followed her measurements and gauge, and the Big Penny Sweater is too big! It fits him more or less but it's a little baggy. Great for around the apartment though, it's pretty cute overall.