Friday, February 22, 2013

On the needles Feb 22 2013


It has been a long while since I posted. Flue, holidays, lots of time with the new grandbaby and whatnot, but I have spent some time with my fibers.

This week I finished two pair of socks:

Deborah Norville Serenity sock weight ViolasThe purple pair is Deborah Norvillee, Serenity sock weight yarn, color ‘violas’

Cherry Tree Hill Supersock DK Champlain SunsetThis one is Cherry Tree Hill’s Supersocke DK, color Champlain Sunset

I knit socks two at a time, toe up. I’ve tried a few different methods of starting the toe, usually using the Judy’s Magic Cast On, which is a very good method, but awkward for me, I feel all thumbs.  With these socks I tried Cat Bordhi’s variation on the Judy’s method, and it works better for me. It is the method she describes in her E-book on Sweet Tomato Heels and her book Personal Footprints for Insouciant Knitters.

I also used the Sweet Tomato Heels for these socks, and followed Cat’s instructions for fitting the socks to my foot. I’m very pleased with these methods, they seem to fit well, be relatively easy for me to execute, and produce good results (barring my own ‘creative’ moments).

Currently I am keeping several on the needles at various stages, so I can get some variety when I start to get bored.

Brown Sheep Co Wildefoote  RhapsodyOnline Supersocke 100 holiday colorPaton's Kroy Socks FX  cascade colors 57210

The dark pair is Brown Sheep Company Wildefoote , color Rhapsody.  The turquoise with pink and orange is a self striping Online Supersock 100, color Holiday. The final pair, which is ready for the heel, is Paton's Kroy Socks FX, cascade colors.

Stop over at Patchwork Times to see what other knitters are working on.