Thursday, May 31, 2007

OPTIONal Switcheroo

I switched over to the KnitPicks needles to continue with my grasshopper socks. The tips on my Addi's were too blunt so I was having some difficulty with the P2TOG, and given the fact that the pattern is practically all P2TOG's, that's a lot of difficulty! I'm using the 32" size 2 circulars.

On a side note - the purple cable on the KnitPicks needles matches quite nicely with the yarn color!

Monday, May 28, 2007

It's YELLOW Time

My new toy...

Hoppin' Grasshoppers

My grasshoppers are hopping. I'm just about to start the heel turn of the second sock. The heel of the first sock was finished last night admidst EXTREMELY LOUD music from our next door neighbors. They were having a high school graduation party for their daughter, late into the night, DJ & all. I couldn't sleep, so I knit. Oh well, not a bad compromise at all - sleep deprivation for a knit pair of socks.

instep x 2

sole & instep

zee heel - she eez done (well, at least ONE)

Pattern: Knee High to a Grasshopper by Chrissy Gardiner
Source: Rockin' Sock Club - April 2007
Date: Cast On: 05.15.07
Yarn: Socks That Rock Yarn, Walking on the Wild Tide
Needles: US Size 2, (3.0mm), Addi Turbo circular needles, 40"
Method: 2S1C, Magic Loop; Toe-Up

FootNote #1 - Toe CO: Figure 8 Cast On (size small)
FootNote #2 - Toe Shaping: followed pattern for size small
FootNote #3 - Foot: 46 rounds in pattern

Monday, May 14, 2007

Chocolate Covered Cherries

My chocolate covered cherry socks are finished. They look delicious enough to eat and were a fun knit. I highly recommend the pattern.

Pattern: Elongated Corded Rib
Source: Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Date: Cast On: 04.10.07 // Cast Off: 05.13.07
Yarn: Meilenweit Multiringel by Lana Grossa
Needles: Size 1 US (2.5mm), Addi Turbo circular needles, 40"
Method: 2S1C, Magic Loop

FootNote #1 - CO: 64 stitches
FootNote #2 - Cuff: K2,P2 rib (15 rnds)
FootNote #3 - Leg: Elongated corded rib (48 rnds, 6 pattern rpts)
FootNote #4 - Heel: Short row heel on 60% of sts (38 sts)
FootNote #5 - Instep: Elongated corded rib (48 rnds, 6 pattern rpts)
FootNote #6 - Sole: Stockinette stitch
FootNote #6 - Toe: Garter stitch round toe

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Ta Daa


My Icarus Shawl is finally complete. It took me 13 days less than a year but I finally did it!!! You can also take a look at Icarus in my gallery of finished objects.

Here she is pre-blocking.

Scooter is giving her "tail" of approval...


Blocking close-up

Fashion Line-Up

Pattern: Icarus Shawl, by Miriam Felton
Source: Summer 2006 issue of Interweave Knits
Date: Cast On - 05.19.06 // Cast Off - 05.06.07
Yarn: KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud, Autumn (2+ skeins)
Needles: Size 3 US (3.25mm), Inox Grey circular needles, 32"
Pattern Notes: 5 repeats of chart 1
Dimensions: 72" wide across the top; 35" from top center to bottom point; 50" along the sides

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Edging Left To Go

After 58,407 stitches, Icarus is 95% complete.
All 4 charts are done.
There are only have 5 rows of the edging left to knit.
Then there's blocking.
Then she's done.