Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Parade of Socks

Since February, I've knitted several kinds of things, but almost the entire time I've had a pair of socks on the needles.  Mostly they've been plain vanilla socks, but I did a couple pairs of fair isle.  Here's the ones that I've taken pictures of.

Monday, August 27, 2012

What I'm working on...

Note to Lynn:  I'm not sure how old the vintage Red Heart Fingering is, but it has a price of 39 cents.  That HAS to be pretty old.  Plus, the heart says "Start knitting here" and is attached to the inner end of the skein.  Boy, do I wish they still made them that way!

School started last week, and with that came the need to start a sweater.  Yes, it's for me.  Yes, I know it's a man's sweater.  Too bad.  It's still for me.  I tried finding a woman's sweater to make using this yarn, but I kept coming back to this one.  It has a collar with a short zipper, so I'll have a new-to-me challenge to face at the end.

I've also been knitting socks.  As always.  These are worsted weight socks using Patons Classic wool and a broken rib pattern.  All that's left is to Kitchener the toes.

And last, here's a pair of plain socks that go with me where ever I go.  This is the first sock that's just past the heel.

The socks are both for the M4A sock drive that will be taken over to Kazakhstan by Nanci at the end of the year.

So, that's what I have on the needles right now.  (Well, that I'm actively working on.  I do have a couple of other projects that I really should finish up.  Sometime.   Maybe tomorrow.  But not today.)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fake Cross Stitch Sox

(I decided to blog like I haven't actually been missing for months....  I'm trying out a new browser and it's working better with Blogger and I might be less frustrated with the whole thing.  If it works, I might even try to catch up a bit.  Not with everything, of course, since some things have no record of being made.  But even though I've been missing from this blog, and I might not be able to find many photos to prove it, I have actually been knitting.)

The current pattern from Six_Sox_KAL is called Fake Cross Stitch Sox.  It's a fun pattern to do because it has 10 rows of pattern work and then 10 rows of straight knitting.  I used some vintage Red Heart fingering sock yarn in a pleasing blue.  It was part of a big lot of yarn I bought from an online friend selling yarn to member of M4A at a great deal.  (This will be one of those missing pics since I've already used several skeins.)

I used 2.5mm dpns and 60 sts and they came out on the small size;  the foot measures 7.5" in length.  That's okay, though, since M4A needs socks of almost any size.

Here's a closeup on the cross stitches.   I should've rotated this picture so you could see the pattern better, but if you turn your head you could get the same effect.

Well, that's the end of this post.  Blogger has changed some since I last posted, but I still can't come up with a good finishing sentence.  I guess some things just stay the same.