Sunday, December 31, 2006

The last socks of 2006


The last socks of 2006, and probably the last FO of 2006 - I doubt I am going to finish something tonight.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Black Socks

Before knowing that they needed to be 10.81 inches long, I have decided to knit my father some socks. Good thing I chose Thuja and a worsted weight yarn - I went from this to this:


in one evening.

I love love this yarn, it has an unsurpassed springiness for a worsted weight 1005 merino, very tightly spun, but as usual with STR, I am tepid about the colorway. Heaven would be to have Lorna's Laces colors, I am dreaming of Charcoal, with this yarn.

Monday, December 18, 2006


I found out not so long ago that my sister is allergic to wool. Not unusual I know.
So I hunted around my LYS and found 'Grinasco' 30% alpaca and 10% acrylic.
It's beautiful to knit with and quite chunky a bit like 'Brown sheep pride'.
The pattern is Flora by Kate Kuckro, free from KNITTY.
The only adjustment I made was stitching a few green glass beads into the centre of it.
I've been wanting to make one for myself but I guess it will have to go down on my new projects list for next year.