ris knit

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.

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10 August 2007

2007 Pair #6

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Lovely!

Close-up

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.

15 September 2006

planning

Filed under: on deck, Uncategorized, WIPs — risknit @ 2:21 pm

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

oh.

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.

Cheers,

Ris

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