Archive for December, 2010

More Socks

Another pair of socks, this time a completely brainless pair of basic ribbed socks to keep my hands busy while watching TV. I like how they turned out – they look a bit like those quartz stones where the color keeps changing. The wool is very thick and warm, but surprisingly soft. I wish I’d gone down to a US 0…they’re a bit looser than I prefer.

Pattern: Mr. Pitt’s Socks (aka Dad Socks)
Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Socks FX
Needles: US 2/2.75 mm


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Quite possibly the most beautiful socks I’ve ever worn, let alone knit. I have a feeling this will be my go-to sock pattern for gifts.

The yarn is lovely, too. I can’t figure out why they would name such a beautiful yarn “Midway”…those lovely heathery colors deserve something much nicer than that. But it was a nice yarn to work with, and had generous yardage, too.

Pattern: Rosamond by Kate Blackburn
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Multi in Midway (2 skeins)
Needles: US 2/2.75mm dpns

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I’ve long known I’m a process rather than a project knitter, but I’ve been trying very hard to finish projects before I begin a new one. Trying, anyway…this one slipped through. I cannot resist cables and homely wool.

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Jacket for Elijah

My sister started knitting a sweater for my nephew before he was born, only to discover she really didn’t enjoy knitting (the heathen). So she asked if I would take the yarn and pattern she’d picked out and make him a sweater for fall.

Pattern: Garter Stitch Jacket by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly DK in Denim
Needle: Size 4/3.5mm

Elijah was a bit of a cross monkey when I took these photos, but I’m sure he loves his sweater anyway.

This is an incredibly easy and fast pattern, and I was pleasantly surprised at the yarn. I don’t tend to like acrylics, but this was nice to work with and knit up beautifully. And, more to the point, will be easy for my sister to take care of.

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