Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Five for five

After 5 RSC packages, I have maintained my goal and I have knit all five kits thus far. The final package was shipped on Monday and I hope to have it by the end of the week.

But, again I am negligent in the blogging of the completed item. The September RSC package was lightweight STR in the Tide Pooling colourway. I love this colour, love it. It's totally me.
Both in the skein

And in the cake.

I cast-on for these as soon as I finished Vintage, they were waiting for me, my reward. Yes, every fourth row was fiddley, but I cabled each and every stich without a cable needles and soon got a pretty good rhythm going. I don't think I'll cable more than one stitch cables without a cable needle but I think it was definitly a time saver on this project. The first sock worked up pretty quickly.

I really love the almost randomness of the colour on the legs, not the typical striping I get with STR. Loved it so much in fact, that I didn't want to rip it out and go down from a 2.5mm to a 2.25 mm needle on the leg for a little bit more negative ease.

I did switch to the smaller needle for the foot though and got the same wonderful little stripes and, the correct gauge.

And there we go. I would have to say the 5th RSC kit is a hit, I like the socks a lot. I'm going to wear them tomorrow in fact. Look at the colours, they're just so pretty!

Cloning Anemome Rib, and that's my shoe, not my third foot

I almost forgot about these. I think she liked the socks.


tiennie said...

Both pairs of socks are wonderful! Kudos to you for knitting up all the RSC socks. I've not done one yet. :)

Heather said...

But you have made SO MANY other pretty pretty things!