Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer of Socks 2009

I've started my sock for SOS 2009. Is this yarn beautiful or what? Sundara Yarn, 100% superwash merino, colorway Brambleberry. I'm using US 1 Signature DPNs. They are FANTASTIC. I love my Inox DPN but these are so pointy and just so beautiful to look at.

The pattern I'm using is the Baby Cable Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. This is the second time I'm using this pattern and I love it as much this time as last. I decided to do these toe-up this time starting with the cable row. They look good, I think. And I learned a new trick: figure-8 cast-on! A little dicey at first but I think I'm getting the hang of it, having done it twice because I didn't like the pointiness of the 8 stitch cast-on I used the first time. My feet are very box-like: toes are pretty much in a straight line across the top of my foot, hence I don't like a pointy toe.

Can't wait to get knitting on these later today.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SOS 2009 First pair finished

It may be stretching it a bit but I'm going to count these socks as my first pair of socks for SOS 2009.

These are Baby Monkey Socks from Sheri at The Loopy Ewe. Whipped these babies (no pun intended...) up over the weekend. They are for my granddaughter who will be making her appearance in October of this year. Hope she likes them!