or what I do when I am not working or farming …

Lace Blocking Virgin

Posted by mobarger on Dec-19-2009

Blocking Kernel
I’ve already told you my approach for doing lace. Well I finally finished my first lace piece, and it’s now blocking.

Blocking Kernel
I purchased lace blocking wires from KnitPicks last month, and while simple in concept, I’ve never used anything like them before and I am not sure if I inserted them the best way.

Blocking Kernel
The Kernel scarf has an edging of 3 knit stitches on each side. I used this edge to hold the wires. The scarf is longer than a single wire, so I had to use 2 on each side.

Blocking Kernel
The ends have slight points, but I didn’t take pictures of them. I inserted a pin in each point to pull it down and exaggerate it.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the finished pictures!

Finished a pair of socks

Posted by mobarger on Jun-15-2007

Not a matched pair, but a pair of socks anyway!

Simply Trekking Socks, pattern by MimKnits, Yarn Trekking 126. These were my travel socks, no pattern to read really except for the cuff.

Pomatomus, by CookieA at Yran, Cider Moon Glacier in June Carter. This was my hard core must concentrate and count sock.

To celebrate I bought more sock yarn.

From the Loopy Ewe, I bought some of the new CTH sock yarn in Birches, 3 skeins of Claudia Handpainted Short Sports in “Oops,” and a skein of Zen String Fingering Yarn in Ben.