Friday, November 18, 2011

On a Roll

I have a paper due tomorrow. So what do I do? Finish a pair of socks, of course! These were originally for my sister, but Mr. Batty pointed out that these colors might not be universally pleasing. So she's getting a different pair of socks and these are mine.

They twist in interesting ways. I had a lot of fun with them. Another great pattern from Cookie A's sock club!

The Details:
Pattern: Slide
Yarn: Opal 4-ply Regenwald in Schlange
Needles: US #1, 2.25 mm
Mods: I had to make steeper gusset decreases because my feet are tiny. Otherwise, knit as written.

And this is my brand new project bag. The colorful thing next to the cat. It has happy colorful kitties on it, which is not as attractive as the black cat. According to the black cat, at least.

Love this bag. Got it from Zoey's Boutique on etsy. Very well-made and lined so the yarn just glides out of it. I'm very happy with it.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Socks, Again

Guess what? Socks! Again! These are from this year's Cookie A sock club. Sport-weight yarn on US 0/2mm needles, fiddly to work with but goes quickly. I'm really loving these even though pink is not a color I would have picked out in the store. But that's the beauty of a club, right? You get to expand your horizons.

Pattern: Daphne
Yarn: Metamorphosis A Verb For Keeping Warm
Needles: US #0/2.0 mm

And... I signed up for next year's club!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

FO Study Break

I'm taking a break from paper writing and thought I'd share some FO pictures. Now, I have often talked about yarns that look tomato red in pictures but are not tomato red in reality. This is not one of them. This yarn is a bright tomato, fire engine, bright as all getout red. It looks tame because I took the pictures in the shade, but really, it's poke-your-eyes-out red -- and I love it.

Look at the neat cables. It took a good long time, but the end result was worth the effort.

I love these socks. A lot.

Yarn: Opal 4 ply sock yarn in the most obnoxious red ever
Pattern: Kells
Needles: #0 US/2.0mm
Size: s
Fun pattern! Lots of cables! Not necessarily takealong knitting but very rewarding. No mods.