Wednesday 16 April 2008

2 at a time cheats and other things...

So this week I have an FO to show, albeit a cheat:

Pattern: Sugar Maple Socks from 2-at-a-time Socks
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton 100
Needles: 2.5mm circs

This was meant to be done 2 at a time, but I failed miserably and just did them one at a time.
On a good note, as per my previous post, I have obtained a ball winder so I will try again and am sure I will prevail!

I have cast on for another pair of socks in the meantime...

Pomatomus Socks by Cookie A from Knitty.

I have been dying to make these socks so here I go. I feel like socks are all I have been making recently, but they are perfect commutev (car) knitting, so I laways have some on the go.

The tangled yoke saga continues. I got to round 7 of the cable chart and all was going swimmingly, but I omitted 2 stitches from each repeat up to the centre, so I have to rip back to the beginning of the row and start again. Boo. I have ripped back so many times that the yarn is nearly beginning to felt! It's in time-out now until the weekend when I will have time and patience to devote to it.

I have also cast on for my first colourwork project! I am truly a fearless knitter lol. It may all go belly up, but at least I'm trying! It's a pattern one of the girls in my SnB gave me for a pair of argyle socks.

These are the colours I'm thinking of using:

The pink will be the main colour and I'll figure the others out as I go.

I've got as far as the beginning of the colour chart, and am terrified to go any further! I just don't know what to do next!
I downloaded the ebook, Stranded Color Knitting by Nanette Blanchard so I'll try and follow that and see how I go.

Exciting or frustrating times ahead! Let's hope it's more of the former than the latter...

I also picked up the Spring/Summer edition of Vogue Knitting yesterday. I am mad keen to make the gorgeous blue lacy top that's near the back! It's just gorgeous! I'm amazed that they have a garment I'd actually wear; usually they are very "conceptual" and that it's patterened in a size that will fit me! yay!

Happy knitting!


Nanette said...

Sinead, what is the argyle sock pattern you're using? The reason I ask is because a lot of argyle socks use intarsia as opposed to stranded color knitting. If the sock is worked back and forth to the cuff (rather than in the round) then you should use intarsia. If it is all in the round, forget I said anything. LOL

Sinéad said...

The sock is knit flat to the heel and then joined for in the round. Is this intarsia? Nuts. I'll have to look for another project then!

Thanks for the advice!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I can't wait to see these Argyle socks. Love the colors.

melissaknits said...

You know, I should convince Storey to send me over for a private lesson with you. Then I'd see a tiny bit of Europe, you'd make two-at-a-time socks, and everyone would be happy!

WorstedKnitt said...

Sinead, indeed thats intarsia - but you'll manage that easily I'm sure!
I'm going to have a try at it too, very soon.