Progress on Bavarian Twisted Stitch

January 31, 2007 @ 12:52 am
posted by kris

Knitting was fun today, I finished one side of the Bavarian Twisted Stitch sock that I’m making for Michael. It looks good on his foot. I didn’t like the pooling of the colors (made stripes) but Michael liked it so that’s all that matters. He immediately put it on and is now sleeping with one purple sock (the other one I made for him) and one black/green sock. I wonder how long these socks are going to last.

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Started Bavarian Twisted Stitch for Michael

January 29, 2007 @ 1:39 pm
posted by kris

I’ve been knitting up a storm. I am now knitting “Bavarian Twised Stitch” socks from “Socks soar on two circular needles” book for Michael. I’m knitting it using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Blackwatch colorway. I’m not all that crazy about the colorway, I think I liked it better in the skein. But Michael likes it, so that’s all that matters. I do like knitting with circs instead of dpns. I’m using my new circs from Knit Picks, and they are so awesome. Very pointy!

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Pomatomus preview

January 7, 2007 @ 12:37 am
posted by kris

Pomatomus socks in Jeans colorway

I have been seriously addicted to knitting these socks. I LOVE this pattern. It’s challenging and I love the Japanesey-fishy-organic look of it. It’s certainly not for everyone, but I just love it. And I love knitting it!

It’s going much slower than the Simple Stripes sock since the Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock is a much lighter weight yarn and it seems to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r! But I’m enjoying it so, I can’t complain too much.

So here are some pictures of the completed sock. One down, one to go.

Detail of Pomatomus socks

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Happy New Year!

January 3, 2007 @ 9:11 am
posted by kris


Simple Stripes completed!

I finally finished my Simple Stripes socks. I didn’t weave in the ends because I don’t have a crochet hook, so I’m saving that for later. The 2nd sock came out better than the 1st sock, I guess because of experience. Overall, I really enjoyed the fair isle part of it, but I didn’t like the heel turn part of the pattern. I think I like the gusset way better. Tonight I think I am going to do Pomatomus in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Jeans colorway. It looks like a really challenging and interesting pattern. I am really excited!

Since I’m getting so carried away with my stash and have-the-yarn-but-haven’t-started-knitting-projects, Michael bought me a knitting journal. I am really excited to use it – the first project was the Simple Stripes socks. I like it because it has a place to store notes as well as the knitting labels and a picture. I know I will enjoy looking through it years from now. I think it is also motivating to me so that I start and finish projects and not just think about them. I also ordered a bunch of Knit Picks circulars and dpns so that I have a complete set. Can’t wait to get them!

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