Monday, January 08, 2007

socks part deux

at the request of some lovely knitties, a couple modeled photos so you can better see the cuff length (I wear a US womens size 8 shoe)

it's rather difficult to get good shots of one's own feet without making it look as though I have cankles, and please pardon the Paul Frank monkey jammies

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Happy New Year!

I completed the first of my first pair of socks on NY Day, and immediately cast on for the second. I finished just this morning, with a whopping 6 inches or so of yarn to spare after weaving in ends on the second. You can see what tiny amount of yarn was left in the photo.

The pattern is "Go With The Flow Socks" by Evelyn A. Clark and featured in the Summer 2005 Interweave Knits. I used a single skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Country Christmas, and size 1 needles. I only did 10 repeats of the lace pattern on the cuff rather than the full 20 the pattern called for, and I cast on holding 2 needles together to give me a nice loose cast on edge.

Who says you need two skeins to make a pair of socks? I have another single skein in Black Purl and think I will try a toe-up pattern this time.

I neglected to get photos of all my knit/sewn christmas gifts but I did find a photo of the stockings I made. The pattern was from Lion Brand, knit in Wool-Ease and I duplicate stitched our names on once they were completed but not yet seamed. This pattern is knit on 2 needles and seemed up the back and was my first attempt at 2-handed colorwork (for the top ribbing). The first stocking was awkward but I rather had the hang of it by the second.