Sunday, February 3, 2008

How About Some Finished Objects? :-)

It's been a quiet weekend here, Chez A. In fact, I'm still in my jams . . . since Friday. :-D I snatch this kind of weekend when I can, and I have really made the best of it - I actually got a lot of stuff done in the past week or so. I can't show you everything I accomplished, but let's talk knitting for a bit :-)

Here are my February socks for the SAM5 KAL. I modified the usual basic sock pattern than I have been using, to do a 2x2 rib again. This time I did an eye of partridge heel because I think they look prettier than a regular heel. The yarn is Claudia Hand Painted, fingering weight, in the Purple Earth colorway. These socks are bound for the AVSA's annual auction at the national convention this year. I liked this yarn - it's not superwash which means a little more care, but it is very soft and knitting up beautifully. That being said, it's a bit stripey for my taste . . . the rib pattern helped cut that a little.

Next, is the first of two linen dish rags I made and finished awhile ago - I just needed to wash and dry them. This yarn, Louet's Euroflax, is very waxy/hard feeling when you knit it. It gets softer and softer with each wash and dry (yes, in the dryer!). the colrway is called Great Lakes. These patterns came from the Knitter's Stash book. Here is the Feather and Fan pattern, with a stitch closeup. I also made the Horseshoe Lace pattern.

I did a lot of knitting this weekend and as soon as I complete the finish work, I'll post the photos.
I finished up that Wensleydale and I like it very much. There's not so much of it as I would like. I had hoped to make mittens, but I don't think there is enough . . . not sure, but prolly not.

And I opened the first bag in my DIY Sock Club! It's the Fawkes socks with the Fleece Artist Sea Wool . . . I'm a little worried about having enough yarn. The info I had said that there were 358 yards in a skein, which should be enough, but my skein doesn't actually say how much yardage it has, and now that I check again on The Loopy Ewe site, it's saying 335 . . . I might have to do one less repeat on the calf. We'll see, I guess. :-)


Kris said...

I love the DIY sock club!! how fabulous.

The Knitted Squirrel said...

I love the colour of your completed socks. I have the Fawkes socks on my To Do List! I'm looking forward to seeing them completed.

AfternoonMoon said...

Ohhh, I love that Fleece Artist Sea Wool. How is the length working out?

A :-) said...

I'm not sold on the Sea Wool - it's really lovely, but I'm finding alot of - for lack of a better word - tufting in it. The socks will definitely be anklets - I would definiately make them longer in the leg next time :-)