Wednesday, May 23, 2007

"Lenten Rose" - Lilacs pattern

I finally finished a pair of socks in the "Lilacs" pattern by Jeanie Townsend, using Sundara's beautiful Lenten Rose color. The yarn was such a delight to work with, soft yet substantial, and it made this pretty pattern look even nicer than I expected.

I used size 0 needles for the body of the sock, and used size 000 (!) for the sole, for a firmer fabric. I'm a loose knitter, and using size 000 needles does get a bit tedious... But I use the two circular needles method, and I haven't found anyone who makes size 00 in a 24-inch circular yet.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

a Lenten Rose in May

At long last, I have a picture to post. It's taken me a long time to get underway, but I've truly enjoyed knitting this sock. Its mate is currently on needles, and I'm sailing along with it. The pattern is a pleasure to knit and the yarn is absolutely gorgeous-feeling in my hands.

Monday, May 14, 2007

One Dahlia Sock

I completed my first Dahlia Sock!

It was a fun knit, and I love the color!

You can see another picture and notes on this post.

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

omg - wait til you see this swag!

I got my April sock kit today - Sundara has totally outdone herself in my opinion. I do not want to be a spoiler so I won't show a thing here and I will wait to put it on my blog til at least tomorrow:) Lovely, I am telling you!

Here are my Bird of Paradise socks - I enjoyed the yarn so much and the pattern was a nice relaxing one. Seems I finished them just in the nick of time. I cast on some Pomatomus on Monday in another yarn and I could kick myself. I may need to get myself some extra #2 dpns to get started on what Sundara has in store!