August 30, 2010

September socks!

My August Socks were done in July already... I thought I would not have much time this or next month for knitting, so I cast on the next pair right away. Alas I ended up having way more time then I thought possible. Even with two birthdays, two volunteer appreciation pick-nicks and a party all in one month. (I did most of the cooking and all the baking for one pick-nick, both birthdays and the party!)
I also had no Internet for a few days. Internet trouble = more knitting time!!!
The result: I finished my September socks yesterday! YAYY!

Needles: US size  3
Yarn: Bernat Satin Sport in Seashore
Pattern: No pattern, eyelet-stitch found in "Big Book of Knitting Stitches" p. 202. "Lacy Points" (Gives it a bit of texture)
Nitty gritty: Toe up (again... this is really unusual for me) the round toe for toe up I developed, short row heel, love the yarn! So soft! Super nice to knit with!

Already cast on for the next pair. I made another pair this month for my daughters birthday, but they were so plain (on her request..) I won't let them count unless I run short in the end LOL)

My July socks, just in case you missed them :)
Update on the socks on size US1: I had to rip them... haven't cast back on yet.
On to the next pair!

Phineas News Socks Finished!

They're done! Two days early in fact. First off, the yarn is super squishy and fantastic. The pattern was fun to knit, not as boring as stockinette, but not horribly complicated either. This was a nice break from all the crazy complicated things that I've been working on.

The Specs:
Pattern: Phineas by Rosemary Waits
Yarn: Knit Fit Knitting Footapy in Daily News
Needles: Addi Lace US 0
Measurements: It was a 72 stitch pattern, I ended up with a 7 inch leg+cuff and about 6 inches for foot length
Modifications: I did a slip stitch heel using the formula from Knot Another Hat, and had to do the foot a little shorter to accommodate the 72 stitch pattern, so it would stretch a little more, and fit my foot better. I did do the twisted stitch rib.
Thoughts: This was the perfect pattern to work on while at work. It was not boring, but also not complicated, so it kept me entertained. I like how the pattern is just a hint with this yarn (yes, yes, it would have been more obvious on a more solidly colored yarn, but this is perfect for me)

August 23, 2010

Phineas News Update

Hello! I have made progress. While I was at work on Saturday, I did the heel turn and heel flap on my Phineas News socks. Now I just need to do 4 more inches of pattern and then the ribbing for the cuff. Do you think I can get these done before the 30th?

The pattern is Phineas by Rosemary Waits, and I used the Knot Another Hat formula for the slip stitch heel that I love so much. (which, btw, is probably the best way for me to do math for slip stitch heel fun. I like formulas. They make me feel scientific)

August 7, 2010

August Socks Update-Phineas News

Well, I have completed one repeat of the chart (ahem. 33 rounds times two socks, toe up.)

Okay, so you can't really see the cute lil diamonds on the socks, due to the nature of the yarn, but I think it's still spiffy. The yarn is Knit Fit Knitting Footapy in Daily News (Pardon, but she is taking a break until September. Trust me, her stuff is amazing!) The pattern is Phineasby Rosemary Waits. (non Ravelry Link)

I estimate that I need to do another half of a chart before starting the heel turn work, but it is going fast enough to be done in plenty of time. After all, it is purse knitting, which means I do take them everywhere with me.

This is also a very special project, because this is the first pair of socks that I am actually knitting for myself. All the other socks on my Rav Page were done as presents for my mother. Yes, people, I am actually doing something for myself.

August 6, 2010

yarnsalad July socks done!

Actually I finished these a couple of days ago (yes, in August) but I've been busy. Here they are!