Sunday, March 11, 2007

Finally some pictures taken

I did not fall off earth, I was just too busy with work and never was home when the light was good for taking pictures. All inside pictures were plain crap, so I had to wait until yesterday when it was nice and sunny.

The first socks I finished are knit from my own handspun! It's from Blue Faced Leicester roving which was handdyed by Adrian from It was also the first time Navajo plying worked just fine.
They are knit on 3 mm needles, which made it a quick knit.

At the moment I'm also going to school most Fridays and Saturdays and need some lunchbreak knitting. What is better than socks for this? Right, nothing.
First I finished my Knittyboard SockPal exchange socks, which I can't show here right now because they have not reached their destination yet. Then I knit the socks shown in the picture above. The next pair were knit in Colinette Jitterbug in the Magenta colour. That yarn is horrible to take pictures of, the colour is never right.

And yes, the tiny bit of yarn was all that was left. I almost had heart palpitations when finishing the 2nd sock, as I was sure to run out of yarn. So everyone who has feet bigger than a EU38 or US 7.5, buy 2 skeins, as I didn't make the cuffs very long. I knit it with 2.5 mm needles which is just what it says on the inside of the ball band where the general sock instructions are. On the outside it says to use 3.25 mm needles.

Now that those are finished too, I sure needed another pair. I could not resist the new Trekking Pro Natura yarn, which is 75% superwash wool and 25% bamboo. See what I'm knitting now.

I'll make sure to let you know how many socks I knit overall during my time at school. There they also asked me to bring all socks once we're done with classes, and we'll take a group picture with socks then.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

February socks

Trekking 106 Socks

Child's French Socks, from Knitting Vintage Socks in trekking 106

Opal socks

Plain ribbed cuff socks from Opal yarn.