Saturday, February 23, 2008

The weather outside is frightful ...

Well its actually not so bad, but I thought we were done with snow for the year ... wishful thinking ... and we got about 7-9" yesterday and last night. So all the snow that just melted has returned.

I recently added to my sock yarn stash ... yeah, like that needed to be done!

1. Lang Yarns Jawoll Superwash in a dark green. I think I will use this for one of the sock patterns in "Knitting Vintage Socks" from Nancy Bush.

2. Berroco Comfort Sock - I have not used this yarn before, but it only cost $7 for a skein and it feels so soft!

3. Wildfoote in Rhapsody. I am making a pair of socks in Wildfoote at the moment and really like it, this color was really cool (hard to see in the photo) so I wanted to grab it before it dissapeared.

Here's what I've been knitting:

The above sock is knit in Panda Cotton, color "Roses" and I got it in a swap. I found this pattern on the Crystal Palace website, Menehune Socks. I think it might be because the gauge is so small (9 sts per inch) that is is taking me so long to knit these. Also I am knitting them on 1.5 Harmony Needles and I am a really tight knitter, so I think its slow going because I am concerned I will snap the wood, LOL!

These are the other socks that I am making in Wildfoote, the pattern is Magic Lace Rib by Natalie Wilson. I really like the pattern, its very pretty, but not so complicated that's its too much for TV knitting. I started the second one and hope to have them done at the same time.

This is the hat I am making for a class I am taking at my LYS. There is only one class meeting left. This yarn I also got in a swap and its working very well for this pattern. We learned how to make left and right leaning decreases on the ear flaps so that it comes out uniform. I also learned how to cast on and knit in pieces already done. I hope to be able to knit enough to get to the end or close to for the last class on Wednesday night so that it will be finished.


Tama said...

Wow! 7-9 more inches? And here I've been complaining that it snowed an inch a couple of days ago. We never see snow after about the first or second week of January so snow in February makes it seem like winter is never going to end. That's ok though, I've done a lot more knitting this year as a result!!

Tama said...

I got tagged so now your it! Tell 7 random things about yourself then it's your turn to tag 7 others. I had a lot of fun!

wildflower38 said...

I love the hat (earflaps). I like Torchwood too.