Monday, March 02, 2009

Another pair of socks

When Shall We Knit had their annual sale a couple of weeks ago, I picked up several balls of Naturally Merino et Soie, a New Zealand DK yarn. I had a couple of projects in mind for this purchase. The first being a pair of socks for Ali.

From A house made of wool
This is the slip stich ribbed pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. I knitted these socks using the 2 socks 2 circs method. I enjoyed this method, since I didn't need to remember what I did on the second sock - it is right there, the lengths are the same etc. However, I found I spent a lot of time untangling the yarn and needles. Also one of the circs that I was using had a crappy join (early knitting day purchase). I am thinking of trying my next pair of socks using the two socks 1 circ magic loop style and see if that helps this issue

From A house made of wool

Pattern: Slip Stitch Rib
Yarn: Naturally Merino et Soie (70 % merino, 30% silk) - 2 skeins + a little bit
Needles: 3 mm

Bianca update:
From A house made of wool

I am still working on the yoke of the Bianca jacket, at about the spot that I was at before I ripped it back. The above yarn (31 g) is the extra that I saved. I am hoping that it is enough - I sure hope so.
Will it be done for this weekend - the knitting might be. The blocking, seaming is debateable, the adding of buttons most likely not since I haven't picked them out yet.

2 comments: said...

just look at your little man!! (oh yeah, the socks are really nice, too)
when are you coming back to SWK for our baby fix?

Nancy said...

Good luck with the magic loop! I tried it for one pair of socks once, and have never looked back! I use magic loop anywhere that I would have used double-points.