Archive for November, 2008

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a post-script to the rib and cable socks

2 November 2008

Thanks for the kind words about my socks! I was thinking this morning (as I wove in the ends) that these socks were the first thing I saw that I really wanted to knit! I tried several times to make them and always failed (they didn’t look good in self-striping yarn, they were way too small, etc). It’s a good feeling to know I made them at last, and they fit well and look nice. 

Unfortunately, I can’t wear them to work tomorrow, since it has gotten so warm here, but I’m sure they’ll get a lot of play this winter!

No pictures tonight, but I’ve turned the heel on the first Froot Loop sock.

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blue notes

1 November 2008

Finished: Rib and Cable Socks by Nancy Bush (Interweave Knits, Fall 2005)

Yarn: Regia Tweed in Blue Jean (I think that’s the color name…)

Needles: US 1 Knitpicks Harmony DPNs (from the sock set, which I love)

Modifications: I made some gauge modifications and fiddled with the heel a little bit.

Notes: I’m not sure about this toe shaping; it’s certainly very unique, and it looks interesting, but it’s not the most comfortable one I’ve ever worn. The purl stitches are a little too bumpy.

The new socks: Froot Loop (Knitty Spring ’08), although it’s not as though you can tell from this picture. In this yarn (Cherry Tree Hill supersock merino in some blue colorway), the little rings looked like blueberries to me, so I photographed them with a batch of blueberry muffins! Yum. 

As for the socks, they are fun to knit. I was just thinking that this is the first time in a long while that I have knit a pattern exactly according to the instructions. I like it!

I’ll leave you with some pictures of more blue yarn, courtesy of a lovely Loopy Ewe gift certificate from my in-laws! 

From left to right: ShibuiKnits Sock in 350, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Solid in China Blue, and Gypsyknits BFL Superwash Fingering in Blue Moon.