Saturday, July 14, 2007

10 days and no posting

I have no excuse ... just caught up with work, knitting and life I guess.

The Donna's Favorites Chevron socks are done and I love them.

Recap ~
  • Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Fingering Weight in Donna's Favorites from my online shop.
  • Needles: Addi Turbos (2 circs) size US1 (don't remember where I purchased these from).
  • Pattern: Ribbed Feather Chevron from Sensational Knitted Socks from my library :-)
  • Method: Toe Up (magic caston from, Short Row heal, 6 row garter cuff used in pattern.
Thoughts ... I love this pattern! It was very simple to memorize and read your knitting and I really enjoyed the way it worked with this colorway and will definitely use it again.

I started another sock using this pattern using Opal Rainforest Flamingo and that bird will be visiting the frog pond soon and I'll find another 'flat' pattern for that one. I didn't like the way it was turning out and for that much finer sock weight I am getting over 10 stitches per inch and even with a size 5.5 shoe size I'll need probably 72 stitches.

Another sock was cast on and I am in love again. It's Cookie A's Monkey from I know I'm coming late to that party. The yarn is .... Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock 'Little Bunny Foo Foo'. I love it!! Who knew a bunny could make such a beautiful monkey ;-)
I just turned the heel and the patter is fantastic. This colorway couldn't pool or flash if you tried with this pattern. I see a whole warren of bunny/monkeys in my future

Mystery Stole 3 Progress Report ~~~~
Clue 3 was released yesterday as scheduled and I'm up to row 157 of 200 and will work on it tonight. I love this project and Melanie's patterns so much that I purchased the pattern and yarn for Haname and joined that knit-a-long for that one too. I hope to finish Clue 3 tonight and post pictures tomorrow.

1 comment:

Iris G said...

The chevron socks are very pretty! Speaking of Monkey, at least I am later than you ;)--haven't got bitten by the sock bugs yet!