Colorway: Summer. Which is kind of funny considering we are at the end of it (hopefully).
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Posted by Emma at 7:14 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I liked Sockapalooza so much, I decided to get in on the Monkey Sock Swap. Signups are ongoing until August 31st, so you might want to check it out.
Foot length: 9.5 inches
Do you prefer solids or variegated? I love variegated yarns, especially for Monkeys! For lacy patterns or anything else, I like solids. I have been trying the last month or so to focus on amassing more solid colored sock yarns because I have a tendency to buy the lovely variegateds, and then have nothing to use on all those lovely patterns from Favorite Socks!
Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn? I prefer wool, wool blends
What colors would you never wear? Earth tones, jewel tones
What are your favorite brands of yarn? Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, Fleece Artist, Koigu, Lisa Souza, Socks That Rock, Lorna's Laces, various independant Etsy sellers
Are there any new brands you would like to try? Brooklyn Handspun, Wollmeise, Yarn Nerd, The Knittery cashmere/merino blend, sKnitches
Which pattern(s) would you like to knit and don’t already own? I really, really love Twisted Flower, and at the same time am intimidated by it. I do want to give it a try though!
Do you have any allergies? None
Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals? Cats and dogs!
Are you on Ravelry yet? If you don’t mind having new friends, what is your Ravelry name? lawyerlit
Posted by Emma at 3:27 PM
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Speaking of the striping, I thought they striped really badly, more in a ragged spiral pattern. I tried varying the stitch counts several times before finally going with a 64-stitch sock. I have seen other socks made with this yarn, and the stripes were much cleaner. There's either a secret to it, or I got a bad skein. Plus the sock broke one of my favorite DPNs.
Those Yarn Pirate fans out there, tell me--what is going on with these socks?
Obviously I am not the hugest fan of these socks. I am just ast the cuff on the second one, doing them Magic Loop style, just for fun. Next up? A pair of Embossed Leaves in this ice-blue Koigu. An excellent incentive to get the Clementine socks done ASAP.
Posted by Emma at 4:19 PM
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Posted by Emma at 12:09 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
My Sockapalooza socks arrived!
Broadripple from knitty in Panda Cotton. They are so soft and silky, and this is a pattern I have looked at several times, but never made.
My pal was Sereknitty, and she also sent along some much-longed for Trekking XXL. Thanks so much--I am looking forward to wearing the socks once it's no longer 100 degrees every day and I start wearing socks again.
Now, for opinions. I started a new pair of Monkeys and they are patterning in the weirdest way. Big bands of pink alternating with bands of yellow and red stripes.
What do you think? Garish or gorgeous? I keep going back and forth on it myself, and I want to make this pair for a friend's birthday next week, so I need opinions, and I need them quick!
Oh! And a heads-up. I am editing the October edition of Yarnival, so start thinking about a post you may want to submit, or start composing that brilliant gem in your head, and watch this space for the submission call.