1 Mar 2010 10:46 am
starfallz: (knitting)
Raven's Forest - Finish Line

Entered in the Ravelympics and the Knitting Olympics. Cast-on on February 12th and cast-off on February 27th.

Pattern: Kew by Polly Outhwaite
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Lightweight in Ravenscroft
Needles: US1
Events: Sock Hockey - Winter Ravelympics 2010
Team: Team Angsylvania
starfallz: (hurr?)
So the important decisions in life:
Sock Yarn Threesome
Which sock pattern do I want to knit next? (Ignoring the fact that I haven't yet finished my first sock of the current pair.) 'Vog On, Teosinte, or Monkey.
and some spinning )
starfallz: (knitting)
Green leaves, just in time to fall.

And fuzzy fibers to keep toes warm.

details )
starfallz: (leaves)
When I first set my eyes on Interweave's Favorite Socks, I knew I must knit Embossed Leaves. So simple, yet beautifully shaped. I hunted for the right solid or semi-solid yarn... but never quite happy with what I saw. That was until I found a brilliantly, vibrantly green skein of Smooshy.

I've been longing to start these, although I had some trepidations about the pattern, which was written for 8" circumference feet (as most women's sock patterns are). I hoped and hoped I could maybe get a bit of stretch out of them.

A few nights ago, I cast on for them to get a feel for it and see... and it was just not going to happen. I didn't like the fabric from the size 2 needles called for. I tried with some 1.5s and finally size 1s and got gauge AND a density I liked, but it was none-the-less, too small for my foot.

I like knitting my own socks because they don't make regular women's socks for me, and sometimes I get tired of guy socks. But even in this, women's socks are set against me. So now, I'll mod the pattern. I'll have to mod most regular sock patterns I feel (which explains why I like formula sock patterns, really). And I swear that if I ever publish sock patterns, I'm going to make them for multiple sizes.
starfallz: (knitting)
The socks, they are done!

Pattern: Widdershins by Brooke Chenoweth Creel
Materials: Zitron Trekking XXL (71)
Needles: US 1/2.25mm DPNs; Lantern Moon Sox Stix
Amount: 1 skein with some spare
another picture and Hemlock update )
starfallz: (moss)
The fastest socks in existence!

around and around )
starfallz: (yarn)
All right, I'm having trouble deciding what I sock pattern and yarn I want to knit with next.

Here's the group shot...

yarn and pattern details below )
starfallz: (knitting)

Stash box
Stash box

The box measures about 28" by 13". It is full of yarn.
Sock Yarn
Sock Yarn

My pile of sock yarn.

starfallz: (knitting)

Sock Toe Start Sock Toe Start

Starting a new sock with the Megaboots Stretch I bought. Even though it is complicated, I like the way the short-row toe works up.
Sock Mouth! Sock Mouth!

The open mouth of the sock toe.
Tresch Knitting Tresch Knitting

Here is a blurry photograph of one of Tresch's many practice projects.

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Finished Socks Finished Socks
Yarn: On-line Supersocke Color.
One sock One sock
Shows the heel and the gusset.
Toe On Toe On
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