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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


afghans For Afghans Socks

I think this will be my last pair of socks for the current campaign. The yarn is Ella Rae Classic something. It runs like mad. Five washes before it ran clear. But the socks still seem nice and bright. Winging Worsted Weight Socks from Stitches of Violet. But I broke out of the box and did Fleegle's short row heel. I can't tell you how proud I am of this heel. First short row heel that didn't look like Swiss Cheese heel. It is dead easy. And that is saying a lot from someone who only likes to decreases.
Cast on 40 stitches. 1/3% of the 40 stitches for the ribbing. 2/3 of 40 stitches for the leg. Short row heel. 40 stitches for the foot and decrease away for the toe. Done and Done.

Dawn's gloves. The glove pattern from Ann Budd's Knitting Patterns. Very basic. Only one change. Instead of casting on two backward loops between the front and back of the finger. I kfb in the last stitch and kfb in the first stitch. I am doing this with two circs. I think it makes a neater join. A lot of cheek since I have never knitted a glove before. The yarn is Opal Lollipop purple something. The band is long gone. I am using 2.25 needles getting 10spi. Since I have so much yarn, I offered to match the fingers up yarn pattern wise. Dawn told me to get over it. She likes the weird effect. She has been looking at glove patterns at Ravelry. This would have been much easier if I had some sportsweight yarn. Which I don't, but I will soon. They fit so far and she likes them. What the heck else could a knitter ask for :-}

By Suzann
On Monday, September 22, 2008
At 9/22/2008 11:07:00 AM
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Blogger junior_goddess Says:

Ah, artistic randomness. Good for Dawn and her mismatched fin-ners!!! They look good. I have done exactly one pair of mittens, so I am interested in hearing what you think about glubs.

Yes, we have hand and feet cute lingo around here.

Blogger Joan Says:

How are you feeling?? I am hopelessly idiotic with short rows. They always look like a hot mess, whether in socks or sweaters or mitts. I must wrap wrong. Glad to "see" ya!


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