Monday, January 08, 2007

Knitting Update

I started composing a post on Sunday about the warm weather and how Environment Canada had canceled winter, but some other people did that. Yesterday I wrote most of a post how the weather turned cold finally and it had started to snow. For some reason I didn't post it.

The Denmark socks are done. I only did the cabling on the cuff and like how that feels.

Pattern: Denmark socks from Knitting on the Road
Needles: 2.75 mm Inox DPNs
Yarn: Merino 2/6 purchased from KW Knitters Fair - it was a bargain ball. I don't think that it is going to hold up well to wear. After being worn once there is more wear than my Pomatomas socks.

I guess I will have to have more wool socks so these don't get as worn.

This is the same yarn that I am making the Friday Harbour socks from.
To bring you back to the story, I never checked the gauge when I started the FH socks (I rarely do I figure similar enough yarn/needles and lacy pattern should account for any differences they are socks). I didn't read the pattern carefully enough when it said what needles to use so I used 2.25 mm instead of 2.75 mm (US 1 instead of US2). When I tried them on near the toes the cuff was doable but tight. I decided to finish the one sock, knit other socks then come back to these. I did a provisional cast on and knit the second sock (sans cuff) until I ran out of yarn (I knew this was going to happen) ripped out the first cuff and am finishing the second sock with that yarn. I am going to use this left over Koigu to knit cuffs to the socks.

I started the last of my Christmas knitting

This is Briggs and Little yarn, which I haven't used before. I don't see why it wouldn't felt well, the colour is a deep navy not black.

I need to go walk Keeper, make dinner for TNMA, NR and YP then off to see YH tonight at KW KG.

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Liz K. said...

Holy initials, Teresa!

I am considering knitting a lot of Nancy Bush patterns this year, especially since last year, I finally figured out my simple stockinette recipe. I have some nice solid sock yarns in stash. Your FH and Denmark socks are inspirational!

Wily Jeneric said...

I second the abbreviations - that could be your super hero identity! As for solks, I will continue to slog through a pair of Gentlemen's sock from 'Knitting Vintage Socks.' Big feet take longer to knit for (but I shouldn't talk since I'm knitting a sweater for the same big-footed person)