Thursday, May 31, 2007

Toes! and Twins! (so far...)

Here they are together...looking good so far!

Here's a close up. This is a good representation of the least on my screen! :P

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

More Socks.

The Thuja Socks have been completed and sent off to the UK to live with their new owner. Mr. Boy Foot has been charged with taking action shots of the socks, upon penalty of death (or at least no more sock love...).

In other sock news...

I learned something new! My first short row heel. It's not the most gorgeous thing ever, but it's a heel!

I also learned the K1 P1 Invisible Bind Off:

And that's all a part of this:

Sock 1 of baby socks for my niece-in-law. This is the yarn that my daughter and I dyed using Wilton Cake Dyes while at Ang's house. Beth blogged all about the dyeing experience here. Beth has also been bugging me to actually "knit" with the yarn...LOL. I used the Turkish Cast On and knit these toe up. Started with 10 stiches on 3mm needles, and increased every other row up to 36 stitches total. 18 on front needle, 18 on back. I started working Feather and Fan on the top, and worked the short row heel down to 4 stiches (won't do that on the next pair...I'll leave it wider). I carried the feather and fan up the leg on front and back needle (it's an 18 stitch repeat), and then worked a K1 P1 rib and cast off. I totally made it up on the fly, and I'll be damned if it doesn't look planned. LOL.

May your BO's be swift and your FO's be many!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Somebody Stop Me!

Post Lunch Progress.

Whew....I need a nap.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Rnd 15

There's been knitting....but only a little bit.

Before I show you that, here's some close ups of the finished sock:

Zee Toe:

Zee Heel:

The heel of sock 1 (sock still in progress):

Sock 2 (complete) with Sock 1's progress:

Just barely progress....but it's there damnit! :)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Eff to the Oh....not quite....

Well, one of them is technically it's an FO, right?!? we had a slight issue with yarn, as in not enough of it. I knew this was coming....and juggled various options (even buying more of the same yarn...which you would have thought would have been the first option...but So...after talking with Mr. Boy Foot, we decided that it really didn't matter what the toes looked like...these are most likely house socks, or possibly boot socks if they aren't nobbly feeling in shoes. This is my first FINISHED *adult* sock...for a men's size 11 foot, no less. (please be aware that MY foot is the one in the sock for photo purposes....women's size 7)

So...Behold! A sock toe:

Isn't it lovely? I rather like it.

Here it is from an "on the foot" perspective:

Again, my toes just aren't big enough to properly model....

In fact, my toes aren't anywhere *near* the toe of that sock. lol.

Here it is in all of it's "blocked" glory:

Well, if you consider a sock that's just been taken off the needles, ends tucked in so you can't see them, hasn't been washed yet, thrown on a hanger for a photo..."blocked". LOL.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rnd 14's been awhile!!! Have I knit much? Not really.

I'll post my current/only project....Thuja from Knitty.

Variations? You bet. LOL. I'm using Wildfoote sock yarn in SY-29 Tom Cat colorway. It's a 4 ply of Navy, Black, Purple and Grey. Since the pattern calls for a different yarn, and larger needles, I am using 2 strands at once on 4.25mm DPNs (size 6 US). Also, this is for a larger boy foot (size 11), so it's a given that I'm going to run out of yarn. :P

Don't worry...I have a plan! All will be revealed....after they are gifted, of course.

Time lapse photography, anyone?

Here we go, starting with the foot in question:

The beginnings (on my leg):

The heel is turned (in Edinburgh, UK no less!):

I call this "Sock Repose, with Phone":

I've taken sock one off the needles to begin sock two:

Sock 2 begins!:

and continues:

and is almost caught up!: