Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Good Sock, Bad Sock

I made a pair of socks a few weeks ago with some Colinette Jitterbug I'd recovered from a botched Jaywalker attempt.
Here it is at a sparsely-attended Spring Break Hoyas game. The socks knit up very nicely, and quite quickly too.

Good Sock! Yay!

I was kinda stuck in a rainbow rut, so the next sock was similarly colored, only striped.

This is RegiaThings went wonky though because I was curious about how a different heel would affect the striping.
Apparently this new-to-me-heel and I were just not gonna get along. Bad Sock! Very bad! So it was back to the old standby heel flap/gusset method. After much ripping and cursing, it all came out right in the end.

(Also, I made some more hats.)

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Back on the Air

And I'm back, after a really long time of not blogging! I went absolutely no where and did not much of interest. Just the usual knitting, working, going to plays, vegetating in front of the TV etc. We have had an unusually snowy winter in Washington:I like the snow, even with all the shoveling and potential loss of electricity. It just looks so pretty.

I attempted to knit 3 pairs of socks in 17 days for the Knitting Olympics.
And I finished them on time! It's my plain ol' stock stitch sock "pattern" in (from left to right) Tess' Designer Yarns Super Sock and Baby, Schoeller and Stahl's Fortissima Colori, and Liberty's Yarn Jabbersocky. The Fortissima Colori was really harsh. Blech! I was pleasantly surprised that the Jabbersocky socks turned out so well matched. I set a low matchyness bar with hand-dyes, but these came out almost identical. Nice!