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21 August 2007

Pair #8

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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.


10 August 2007

2007 Pair #6

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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!


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.

15 September 2006


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Lots of planning and a little knitting around here is all it’s been. Although I am about to get cracking on a blue sky alpacas cotton sweater in graphite and I think lemongrass. It should be sufficiently hideous!

Other than that, working on a pair of STR socks (jewel of the nile, plain stockinette) and lots of little projects for Dulaan 2007… it has been warm here and I have been travelling so no big projects lately. Plus I’m trying to use up some stash… especially leftovers and stuff I bought from KnitPicks just to try out.

And I just bought two sweaters worth of yarn (one for the boy, yes I know about the curse. So does he, he believes, I don’t.) and one for me… destined to become Central Park from the new KnitScene… Yarn A Go Go inspired me! (See her’s Her version turned out so lovely I just can’t wait for my own.

And a couple sweaters and hats for the wee ones in my life. They need to stay warm too.

20 August 2006

the weekend of the FOs

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Another FO…

The famous Jaywalkers in Koigu. I think I am the last person ever to jump on this bandwagon.

While I love the look of these, I’m not sure I’ll ever knit them again. It takes me 5 minutes to get them on and off!

ETA: yes my feet are that big. And next time I knit with Koigu I’m doing contrasting heels and toes because these feet are a little too short because I nearly ran out of yarn. I literally have about 3 yds left (from both skeins!) because my feet are too big.

8 May 2006

Socks and babies.

Filed under: baby stuff, FOs, socks, Uncategorized, WIPs — risknit @ 12:12 pm

Socks in progress, Dublin Bay socks in Socks that Rock (gypsum).

Despite the fact that the name of this colorwaywave is not very accurate, I love the STR. This is the medium weight, I ordered some of both the medium and the light and intend to try both. Knit on US 2s (two circ method).

I’m actually much further along than this on sock 1 now (almost to the toe) but these pics are sort of old.

The k2togs are a little wonky but I think a little bath should fix them right up.

Socks I finished a while ago:

No finalized pics of these babies, but they are KnitPicks Sock Garden colorway Hollyberry. 3×1 ribbed cuff with short row heels and toes. Knit on US 2s (two circ method). I wish this yarn was superwash. I love it but I not so much love non-superwash socks.

Also I have been working on a sweater for a new familial addition, the new son of my dad’s cousin. I suppose that makes him my second cousin. The baby I mean. Anyway. He’s SUPER cute and deserves a SUPER cute sweater, so I shall produce. This is my first time knitting with Blue Sky Cotton and I. LOVE. IT. It’s moving quickly due to the 5spi gauge. No pics yet.

4 May 2006


Filed under: socks, Uncategorized — risknit @ 3:23 pm

Dear Blog,

I didn’t mean to completely abandon you. It’s just that between moving and work and life in general, there really hasn’t been much knitting going on. A couple pairs of socks, a scarf, yeah, nothing exciting.

But new yarns are coming! Along with a sweater I’m actually excited about knitting. It’s been a while for one of those.

I’ll be back. And I swear I’ll fix the broken pictures too.



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