Monday, May 25, 2009

Kai-Mei of the Sea (mermaid colorway)

I frogged my Lilac Kai-Mei's and cast on with a solid color -
Kai-Mei #2. It's in KnitPicks Essential in Mermaid.

The right sock is complete.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Decision Time

I think I am going to frog my Kai-Mei's and use a different yarn. I think the yarn is just too busy for the pattern.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


I am working on Kai-Mei from Cookie A's book, Sock Innovation. I've joined the Sock Innovation KAL on ravelry. Each month, we vote on one pattern from the book and one pattern from any of Cookie's other patterns. For May, we chose Kai-Mei from the book, and Pomatomus. I had knit a pair of Pomatomus for my Mother back in March, so I am going to knit Kai-Mei for the KAL.

I'm using 100% merino wool, lace weight, from 100Purewool in the Sangria colorway. Because it's lace weight, I cast on 72 sts rather than the 66 sts that the pattern called for.

Needless to say, the socks look pretty tiny in the 3x3 rib. My son couldn't believe that it was an actual pair of socks, because they were so small.

Here they are slightly stretched. I have not tried them on yet to make sure of the fit, but I am pretty sure they will fit. I do have small feet, after all (US 5 1/2). This yarn is nice & springy, and soft to boot (excuse the pun)!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Montavilla... frogged.

She hopped into the frog pond on Friday, May 1, 2009.