Thursday, April 24, 2008

A year of socks

I finished my pair of socks in late April 2007, I could go back and look at the date, but I'm close enough with today. They were the Yarn Harlot's basic sock recipe with some Trekking bamboo yarn. I wore them once and discovered a dropped stitch in the decreases for the toe on one of the socks. That sock now sits in my basket with a stitch holder keeping this stitch in place waiting for me to fix it. oops.

I made this little mosaic from my Flickr pics. I'm pretty sure I have them all, but not completed shots of all. The last one is a WIP that doesn't have any pics yet so it's just the skein of Lucky.

Here's to another year of socks!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I love yarn clubs

I really really do. And I've been pretty lucky in that I have liked almost everything I have received, it may not be what I would have picked out, but these clubs are expanding my horizons and I'm loving it. Now, I just need more time to actually knit all this yarn. Hee hee.

My newest arrivals are Sundara Seasons 5th shipment, Yarn Pirate March Booty, and the Rockin' Sock Club March shipment.

I have really enjoyed the Sundara Seasons Club, I've signed up for Autumn again. I have yet to actually knit any of it, well, I've started a sock and the yarn base is amazing, as is the colour. And I have plans for Icarus with the silk lace when something else that I can't exactly talk about is finished. But I digress, the 5th installment was the 3 sock yarn and it is called Bronzed Forest. It's sort of the love child of the first two sock yarns, and I loved both of those (I totally would have picked them!).

Booty Club. I am so in love with the colours that Georgia puts together, she is a fantastic artist and her new baby is so so cute! And big! The March Booty is called Emerald City.

Last but not least, RSC. The March colourway is called Lucky and is, of course, green. A study in green. I wound it into a cake last night and I'm looking forward to starting it, soon. I don't want to get behind.

So that's that. I've finished a pair of socks for the MIL, those are next!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Oh what a Tangled Yoke we knit

So, it was a couple of weeks ago, but Tangled Yoke is done. It's so so pretty, I'm really glad I knit it.

The Pattern: Tangled Yoke Cardigan, by Eunny Jang. Interweave Knits Fall 2007
The Yarn: The recommended Rowan Felted Tweed (amazing!) in Herb. Turns out, it's a good colour for Project Spectrum, Earth.

Ready for buttons

The pattern was very well written and I had surprisingly little trouble doing cables from a chart for the first time. The cable rows were crazy long and sometimes quite complex, I was only able to get one cable row and one purl row done in an evening. That was about how much my brain could handle too.

The Tangled Yoke

I started in November 2007 and worked on it was I was either bored with Avast or waiting for something that was backordered that I needed for Avast. The fit is OK, the lower arms are a little big, but not bothersome big and when I tried in on after I finished the yoke, I thought it was smaller, almost too small, but it's not. It's good, it's a really nice sweater. I like it.

I'm not sure why the husband didn't tell me my hair was so weird. This is why I'm always the one behind the camera.

Next, a stash update!