Saturday, January 27, 2007

First sock started...

I've started the first Lenten Rose sock.

I'm a newbee to Sundara's yarn and the petals collection, but I think I'm hooked already! I love how this yarn feels and I'm really pleased with the pattern - easy enough to remember while keeping the knitting interesting.

How is everyone else getting on?

Thursday, January 18, 2007


Petals Collection: Lenten Rose - Monkey Socks
Hi All! I am happy to report that I have finished my Lenten Rose Socks!! (yes I know I was fast....I probably will not be as quick the next few times because I will have more projects in the hopper! Plus I knit a LOT during football games!) LOVED the yarn! LOVED the pattern (I used Monkey from Knitty.) Does anyone have any suggestions for what to do with leftover yarn?

Friday, January 12, 2007

Am I In?

Forgive me fellow knitter's for asking - but am I in? Have I actually figured out how to join in a blog or am I out there somewhere in cyberspace spinning my keyboard? I have begun my beauty sock - you know the one with the purpley, mauvy, new yarn that Sundara sent out. (Can you tell I have forgotten the name of it)? I had a rough start cause it would appear I don't read instructions as well as I thought and I kept motoring on and then ripping out every time I encountered the same problem. I figured it out after only about hmmm 8 tear backs. I wasn't paying attention to the knit two together and knit back into the first stitch - duh, so I kept coming up 2 stitches short. Anyway I am now 3" along on the cuff and am a happy girl.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Started my First Sock

I have one repeat done on my Lenten Rose sock, in Jeanie Townsend's Pretty Petals pattern. Here is a nice example of what it looks like.

Finished My First Sock!!

Hello all! My name is Diana and I am new to this KAL! (Thank you Laura for your perseverence, as I am finally able to post!) I just wanted to introduce myself and say I am so looking forward to being a part of this and making some online knitting friends! I recently started a blog after spending a long time reading other people's feel free to check mine out and leave comments!!
I completed my first sock with Sundara's awesome Lenten Rose yarn! I decided to use the Monkey Pattern from Winter 06 Knitty. It was a lot of fun to knit!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Does anyone want to give Lenten Rose a new home?

Hey folks...Sundara suggested I ask here...I don't tend to use solids in my sock knitting and this pattern really can't be modified to fit a large foot, so if anyone missed out on Lenten Rose who'd like to buy mine, please let me know. You can email me at operakatz at yahoo dot com...

Monday, January 08, 2007

Toe-up query

I'm working on my beautiful Falling Leaves socks (which happen to be my first "toe-up" socks) and I have a question. I could look this up, but...when the pattern indicates to work until 2" shy of end of foot, does that mean my foot to the very back of my heel? Just a bit fuzzy on that. Aside from that I'm enjoying the Petals Collection--well, except that I don't have the Dec. yarn yet :-(

Friday, January 05, 2007

December Drop Finally Arrived

And how beautiful it is. Thanks again Sundara!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Fall Foliage Finished

I wanted to finish these for the holidays since the reds seemed 'Christmasy' to me. I didn't get them done in time to wear them but I did finish them the evening of December 25.
The pattern is Traveler's Stockings from Nancy Bush's book Knitting on the Road. I used size US 0 ( 2 mm) circular needles. This pattern had been calling my name for awhile so when I saw the 'almost solid' Fall Foliage shipment I thought it would work for this pattern. I will use Sundara's lovely Fall Foliage pattern with another yarn in the future.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Still Waiting for my December Drop

I don't know what the problem is with the mail around here but it seems that the last 2 drops take about 2 weeks to get to me. It's not like I live in the middle of nowhere. I live in Greensboro, NC and we are a major bulk mail center for this region. Oh well, I guess it will show up soon. At least I hope so. I can't wait to see the color in person. Happy knitting everyone!

Intro and pattern choice

Hi everyone! I was delighted to open up my first Petals Collection package the other day... I took the obligatory blog step-by-step pictures opening, but I haven't blogged it yet. I just decided on the Pembrokshire Pathways pattern for this beautiful beautiful yarn this time 'round. I'm a new sock knitter and I don't feel up to all the openwork in the accompanying pattern for this round. Right now I just have my skein decoratively hanging on my swift in my studio...