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


Posted by mobarger on Feb-12-2008

January Pirate Booty Club shipment: Kalamata. It looks variegated but is a striped yarn with 4 colors. I thought this yarn would look good as Nutkin. Nutkin reminds me of Monkey, do you think so? I think it is important to keep track of your YO when doing this sock: I have seen some pix where the holes are very noticable and I don’t think that fits the pattern well. One thing I am sure of: I am terrible at picot CO and often the cuffs are too small and tight when I am done. This is the case with this sock too, and I have lost interest. :( I am sure I will pick it up once more when I finish a couple other socks on the needles. This is also done with a short row heel. I am on a short row kick lately. Word to the wise: wrap your stitches or face holes in the heel. This process is clearly explained in Wendy’s Generic toe up and applies no matter what direction you knit your sock, imo.

STR June Shipment

Posted by mobarger on Jun-21-2007

The June installment of the Socks That Rock Sock Club arrived today. The yarn with its hues of reds and pinks is not something I would gravitate to, but it is a really nice yarn! I can’t wait to knit this up. (Of course by the lack of pictures of the Feb and April socks *knit up* you can tell how far I got on those!) Shh!

April Socks That Rock kit

Posted by mobarger on Apr-24-2007

The April Sock kit arrived. It is a toe-up pattern. I haven’t even started the last pattern. Oops. The yarn is nice. It’s different than anything in my stash and anything I have knit with before. The pattern, although written for 2 circs, can be easily adjusted to DPNs and is actually a pattern that I have been wanting to try for some time.