It may look as if I Got Stuff Done this summer, but I don’t feel that way.
In June it was Lacy Rib Socks from WendyKnits’ book, Socks from the Toe Up. The yarn is Mama E’s C*EYE*BER Fiber Superwash Sock in August Spectrum.
Took me a little more than a month but here’s what I did in July. Again a WendyKnits pattern from the same book, this one is called “On Hold socks.” Yarn is Claudia Handpainted Fingering in “Antique Jeans.”
In August I knit one WendyKnits sock, and it’s partially a do-over as my bindoff is too tight. This pattern was not exactly my cup of tea, obviously since I knit only one (sorry Wendy!). The yarn is Fleece Artist Merino in “Peridot.”
I also tried some beaded knitting this summer. I bought a couple kits from EarthFaire. Here is a MaryElla kit (pattern free on knitty.com). Love the result but stringing those beads took the longest! First time knitting on 000 needles, it wasn’t too bad.
Last fall I tried teaching a co-worker how to knit socks. I started her with Silver’s tutorial and gave her some of this Crazy Stripes yarn to work with. When Christmas came, she had craft shows to run, and the socks fell to the side. She was up to picking up the heel stitches (it’s all gravy after that I kept trying to tell her!).
She handed me her partial sock and the rest of the yarn in the beginning of August. I decided this would be a great yarn to learn Cat Bordhi’s Riverbed architecture with. With Cat’s new way, the heel increases are done on the bottom of the foot, can you see them? They fit great!
Knit from the toe up, I was able to make these socks very long and use all the yarn. I have them ready to go – they will be given to the woman who started them in the first place. I hope she enjoys them!
Posted by mobarger on Sep-8-2009