I finally finished the pair of travel socks I’ve been working on for the past 2ish years! I even had them while on our honeymoon in Niagara Falls – see:
and now they’re done!
Pattern Name: No name, just toe-up socks with a short-row heel
Yarn: Handspun by me – it started as Spunky Eclectic fiber. Rolling Hills colorway, I think? Possibly BFL?
Needle Size: Size 1 Knitpicks Circs
Time Knit: Started in 2010, finished October 14, 2012
I’ll be wearing these at Rhinebeck along with my Effortless! (uh oh I need photos of that, too)
…are done. That’s all that matters. ;op
Project: 3×1 Ribbed CSM socks
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Sugarplum (the limited edition Jimmy Beans Wool color)
Needles: 72 stitch cylinder
Time to knit: Two hours. hehehe ;o)
My current gift sock progress:
There are five socks there. I’m not sure how many I need to make yet, maybe another two pair? (yes, I need to vacuum. I’ll do it on Saturday. Okay maybe I’ll put the Roomba in there later, this is kind of embarrassing.)
…around here lately, I managed to finish something! Remember these? Well now they look like this:
I did a Sherman Heel – my favorite since there are virtually no holes.
Just in time for the end of Summer of Socks ’09 (my ONLY PAIR this summer, I’m such a SS failure!) and the weather to turn chilly in the Northeast, too! ;o)
Pattern: My own toe-up magic-ish cast on, Sherman Heel, 1×1 rib sock pattern
Yarn: My own handspun – 4oz of sport-weight in the Freckle Faced Fibers colorway ‘Isle Caribe’
Needles: Size 3 Addi circs
Also, thank you all for your congrats and well wishes regarding my bags being offered at a yarn shop in my area! You guys are awesome and the reason why I keep sewing like a madwoman! :o))
p.s. If anyone is interested, I started a FaceBook fan page for Stitched – I’ll post updates n stuff on there and you all are welcome to share your thoughts on your bags! Thanks again!
…to knit with handspun. I had forgotten. ;o)
I needed something simple to knit for WOOL, something I could carry around with me and take out to keep my hands busy while waiting in line for meals or sitting at the table or sitting in the living room area when spinning wasn’t doing it for me. I thought and thought and couldn’t decide what pattern would work…
…then I saw the basket. I grabbed a skein of handspun:
wound it up into a ball, grabbed a pair of #3 needles and stuck the whole mess into one of my project bags. I cast on for a toe-up sock on Thursday afternoon and by yesterday I had this:
Not bad for a weekend’s worth of knitting. ;o) I’m totally in love and want to knit more and more with my handspun!
p.s. The shop is open after being shut for my weekend away!
…was she was getting a tattoo on her wheel. ;o) Though there were some guesses that were pretty funny, hehehe
This past Saturday was the second annual Stitch and Spin in Catskill, NY. Through some good luck and some creative googling I was able to get my friend Don to come to the event with his paints (and his amazing talent) to trick out some wheels. Usually Don looks like this when he’s working:
(yes, that’s my Jeep getting detailed, he’s done both my Jeeps, R’s Dad’s ’48 Ford, our friend Ernie and Ruth’s Dodge, oh hell pretty much every one of our friends who has a hot rod has had it pinstriped by Don, he loves us, hehe)
On Saturday, Don looked like this:
…a couple of the ‘tats’:
HA! Risa’s going to have to keep this one for a while, methinks. ;op She looks happy though, doesn’t she?
You can see more (including closeups of my lil bee addition) by checking out Tina’s post and Harriet’s post on the Times Union Fiber Arts blog (please if you can, leave a comment on the TU blog, they still don’t believe we have such numbers, hehe. But then come back here ‘cuz I have more for you to read…I’ll wait…you back? cool.)
In knitting news, someone keeps asking about my sock progress so here it is: