Thursday, February 7, 2008

New FO

Well first off sorry for no recent posts I somehow got signed out of blogger and couldn't remember my password and my screenname wasn't working and I finally got it figured out today and here I am. Lots of stuff has happened since m last post. I finished my first pair of socks. They came out a little to big but that is entirely my fault because I think I needed to make them one size smaller and didn't realize it until it was to late.

I also have pictures of the Faux Cable Eyelet Scarf that I designed using a stitch pattern book. I think I mentioned this project before but am not positive. It is getting close to being done. When it is done I will add fringe to the ends.

I also have cast on and started a pair of monkey socks (ravelry link). They are being done in Fearless Fibers 100% Superwash Merino Fingering Weight in the colorway Saltillo. They are coming out awesome and much progress has been made since these pictures the first sock is actually about 75% done at this point I just don't feel like taking pictures at the moment I will take more pictures when the first sock is done however I won't be blocking them until I have the second one done because I will be buying sock blockers and more sock yarn from The Loopy Ewe when they are almost finished.

I also bought a whole bunch of stuff from Knit Picks since I last posted. I ordered 62 balls of Swish Superwash Worsted Weight in the colorway Lemongrass Heather to make an afghan which I will start once my scarf is finished. It going to be the Big and Cozy Afghan (ravelry link) which actually calls for bulky yarn so I will be doubleing up the worsted weight which is why I need such a crazy amount. I saved forever to get this yarn and can't wait to make my afghan. Here is a picture of a couple balls of this yarn.

I also bought 3 balls of Felici in the colorway Arugula. So that I can make a basic pair of socks with the self striping yarn. Here is a picture of some of it.

I also bought some of the Harmony Wood Fixed Circulars for making the afghan and the Harmony Wood Sock DPN set, plus some DPN holders, some DPN work in progress holders, and a set of the Harmony Wood Cable Needles. I had never used the Harmony Wood before I had always used bamboo needles and I just love the Harmony wood DPN's and I know I will love the circulars. I don't like how slippery metal needles are (I always tend to drop stitches) and I was having trouble with the small sized bamboo needles breaking these needles fixed both those problems. They are sturdy enough that they don't bend and break like the bamboo ones but they are not nearly as slippery as the metal ones. Anyways thats all for now I will have more pictures up when I finish the first monkey sock and the scarf.


Janet said...

Thanks for the tip on the dpns! Since that post I've broken another one (oops)!

Also, I've been totally Jonesing (do people still say that?) to knit an afgan lately! Big and Cozy looks like a winner!

Anonymous said...

Nice socks!