Monday, August 27, 2007

Pre-blocked distant sock relatives
modeled on size 8 women's feet

Men's size 11 ribbed socks


Here's the proof. I did it. Actually, I did it twice. There is another which I wouldn't really call a twin, more like a close relative of this big guy. I know it doesn't look it but this is one big sock to fit James' size 11 foot. The yarn is STR in a semi-solid that I bought at least a year ago. I was going to use it for a baby sweater. Hah! It seems the sock knitting voices and James' desire to have a pair of hand knit socks took care of my resistance to knitting socks.
Jane's Hedgerow pattern has been designated to a different yarn. The Somoko just didn't do justice to the pattern. Luckily I have some Fleece Artist Merino 2/16 that will be perfect. The colorway is amethyst and it's really pretty dark. I'd call it a semi-solid. I also have Bess's twisted sock going in Spirit Trail sock yarn.
I'm off to Sunny climes to visit mom, who's just had shoulder surgery. I'm sure there will be lots of knitting in the waiting room of rehab three times a week. What am I bringing to knit? Socks, of course.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


So, here it is, the much discussed wing and all. I'm frustrated with the pictures, but they'll have to do. There is really not a good place to photograph my finished work. I may explore the attic. The straight edges need a bit of steaming, but on the whole, I am pleased. This is the first time I've done lace with 2/18 Zephyr. I think when I use it again, I will go down in needle size. This was done on my #4 Options and I must tend to knit looser with this needle. The finished size is 22" x 84", which I think is larger than it was meant to be. The beads are almost a non-issue, except that they add weight and help the drape. I wish I had done it in a darker color. I saw lots of color and love the jewel tones and some of the tone on tones. I have to say I really dislike the variegated stoles. They just look so BUSY.
I think this will be my last Mystery KAL. There are so many beautiful shawls and stoles out there and I have purchased most of the patterns. I think I'll concentrate on what I know I will love. I've been working on Sarcelle in lace weight seacell in sangria colorway and the Waves in Squares or some such name by Sivia Harding in Lisa Souza BFL in poiple. No, that's not a typo.

I'm also working on my first socks. Yes, that's right socks. At the request of my husband, I've decided to learn how to knit what I said I would never, ever knit.