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21 August 2007

Pair #8

Filed under: Uncategorized — risknit @ 8:45 am

Vesper Broadripples!

These are so cute and are flying. So much fun to knit – I love watching the pattern develop and the stripes form. I cast on for this sock on Thursday afternoon (8/16) and tonight I’ll kitchener the toe. I couldn’t do it last night because my personal rule of “no new projects after 11pm” extends to kitchenering. It never ends well that late at night!

I did take pictures of completed pair #7, but we are in the process of moving everything from our old PCs to a new mac. M’s laptop died, and mine is living on borrowed time, so we decided to just bite the bullet and go mac. I plugged in my camera and it downloaded successfully, but the photos are not organized, and I’m still trying to sort out how to use iPhoto. I downloaded the Flickr Uploadr and uploaded the Vesper photos just to be sure it was working.

Yesterday, my yarn for the Dollar and a Half Cardi (Interweave, Spring 2007) came in the mail! Can’t wait to cast on… but that Reynolds Soft Linen does not look like it is worthy of US6 needles.

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10 August 2007

2007 Pair #6

Filed under: Uncategorized — risknit @ 2:21 pm

Lovely!

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Is it just me or are my feet a really weird shape?

Sailor Rib Socks
Pattern: My own – in Sailor Rib from Barbara Walker’s Treasury (the first? or the second?)
Yarn: BMFA Socks that Rock Lightweight, Turquoise
Needles: 2.25mm Inox
Started: mid-June 2007
Finished: early July 2007

I’m really quite amazed how much sock you can get out of one skein of BMFA lightweight in the new put-up. I have, ahem, large-ish feet (a slightly wide womens US10.5) and these socks are pretty tall. I only had a little bit left-over though!

Okay… now I just can’t wait for it to get cold so that I can WEAR THEM!

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Nearly done, actually, with pair #7, an even larger pair for M. They’re turning out very nicely ever since I realized that I started the second sock at the opposite end of the dye pattern as I did the first sock (resulting in a different striping pattern). I forgot to take photos of this, but it’s much better this way. The pair is about 0.80 done – just past the heel turn and pick-up on the second sock.

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