Friday, March 09, 2007

My Bird Of Paradise So Far

Hi everyone! I just wanted to say how thrilled I am that Sundara has decided to continue The Petals Collection!! I am definitely still in...are you?
I just wanted to share a pic of my latest sock so far. I decided to go with Craftoholic's Orchid Sock Pattern I am very pleased so far. I am up to my heel and trying to decide what type to do. I have never been able to figure out the wrapping involved in a short row heel....even after studying lots of tutorials...and I never have the nerve to try it on a sock that I have worked hard on. Any tips or suggestions? Here's a pic of my sock:


Bird of Paradise Petals Collection Sock in Progress

16 Comments:

Blogger Jocelyn said...

I love the way the picot edge and pattern look in this yarn. Do you have a link for the picot cast on?

7:35 AM  
Blogger Knitting Ewe said...

It looks great! I think that a short row wrap heel is worth learning. If you have a local yarn shop I am sure someone there could help you.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

I can't think of any helpful tips for a short row heel. I learned by blindly following directions the first couple times and now it makes sense.

The sock is gorgeous! I would have thought the variegation would be too much for that pattern, but they are really working well together.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Diana @ Photodee said...

Ok, for a picot edge, all you need to do is knit a few rows...knit a row of *yarn over, knit 2 together* all the way across....knit the same number of rows as you did to start....and then fold the stitches over and knit through one stitch on the needle and one from the cast on edge.
If you can't understand what I said, you can check out Lolly's list of Picot Edge Tutorials that she posted during Socktoberfest. That was how I learned!
http://lollygirl.com/blog/2006/10/19/that-extra-something-picot-tutorials/

As for a LYS, I live in DE and there is like one nearby, but I have had some negative experiences there. I just need to sit down and try to figure it out. It just would be nice to have someone show me in person. Thanks though!

8:06 AM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

That is so beautiful so far!

I'm bad at explaining things so no help from me. Sorry!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

The yarn looks gorgeous in that pattern. Great job so far!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Excellent, the way you've matched up this pattern with this yarn - that's what I like about these knit-alongs, I never would have considered that pattern, but now that I've seen what can be done with it... Good job.

Here's a link to a short-row heel tutorial that contains more links as well. I'm not a short-row heel fan, I prefer the heel flap method, but hope this link helps you.
http://alison.knitsmiths.us/shortrow_tutorial.html

1:45 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

That's just beautiful! I'm using the B of P pattern, and I like it (no pooling, either -- just neat stripes), but wow, yours makes me think twice!

1:56 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

Wow - I love your sock - I just tried my first Eye of Partridge heel and love how it has turned out. There are many tutorials online. Can't wait to see your finished sock!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

I love the ose colors in combination with the pattern. I concur with the Eye of the Partridge heel. It would compliment the pattern nicely.

3:42 AM  
Blogger Operakatz said...

The colors really work nicely when broken up so evenly...I hope I can get mine to do that...Love that pattern!

5:47 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Your sock is stunning!
Thanks for sharing the piccie.

Good luck figuring out the short row heel. It's something I'd like to learn also -- if you find a good online tutorial, please could you share? Thanks, Sam.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Naomi said...

Wow-za. That looks awesome! I really like that a lot! Thanks for sharing!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

The yarn looks stunning in that pattern!

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

That is amazing! I didn't like the yarn and wasn't planning to knit it but the pattern you chose and your execution (and great photography btw) really have me rethinking this - thanks so much for the heads up to the pattern this was so inspiring! I vote for the eye of partridge heel too - no big loss if you don't do a short row heel - I'd save that for some light worsted weight yarn when you're hanging out with someone who is really comfortable with taht technique who is willing to walk you through it

7:51 PM  
Blogger CommuKniTea Blog said...

oh my GOSH! Those are so beautiful!!! I can't wait to try that pattern with some Yarn Pirate color. I'm waiting for Virginia to make some more of our Village colorway - i think it would look great in this pattern!

deb

3:37 PM  

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