Tuesday, April 25, 2006

stripy cashmere socks

stripy cashmere socks, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

Thanks for all the lovely comments about the Elfines. I posted them off this morning. They're going far far away.

This is what I've been working on lately. The yarn is Hipknits cashmere sock yarn. It's gorgeous! So soft and the colours are yummy. And, when I've had to rip it back, it seems to grip on to itself well, so it's dead easy to rip back and pick up stitches. This skein was a small one, about 65g, which is why these are ankle socks. Definitely worth splashing out for a full-sized skein I think.

Ooh and these are counting as my yellow/orange thing for Project Spectrum.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Elfine's socks finished

At last! Sock two is decidedly more orange than sock one. I hope my sockpal doesn't mind.

Pattern: Elfine's socks by Anna Bell

Yarn: Fybrespates hand-dyed sock yarn in orange and green.
Needles: 2.5mm Addi turbos (love 'em! Magic Loop is great and very fast!)

Modifications: none

This is a beautiful pattern. I'd never knit lace before but the directions were so clear that it wasn't hard. I want to make some more of these for me. I can just about get my feet into these, but I think I'll try doing a placket heel instead of a short row heel so they fit me without being too stretched.

Now to wash and block.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

new knitalong

I've not yet finished Angelica or the sockpal socks, but I was craving something with a little more thinking involved, so I started Forecast. Seed stitch! Cables! Bobbles! (I'm being wimpish and doing three stitch bobbles like everyone else I've seen so far. The five-stitch ones did look a bit too much like some sort of growth.) Angelica will do for mindless knitting, like sitting in front of the telly, as will Elfine now I've pretty much memorised the lace pattern.

Here's my forecast progress so far.

forecast start

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

HP and her knitting

Hannah and her knitting, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

Look, some knitting that isn't my Eflines! It's the Easter holidays and HP (my not-so-little-anymore little sister), being a student type, has a long long holiday to do nothing (maybe some work) in. She's currently staying with Debs (my middle sister) and last night I went round for tea. I was under strict instructions to take my 12mm so needles so HP could start knitting her cardigan, and here's proof that she did. It's in Colinette Point 5, bought last year at the Colinette Mill Shop whilst on holiday in Wales. It's going to be a zippy cardigan, very warm, very green, very HP.

And the Elfines? Still growing.

me and some socks

me and some socks, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

Monday, April 03, 2006

one elfine done

one elfine done, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

I acheived my weekend goal of finishing Elfine sock one and starting sock two. Sock one is still attached to the ball because I want my smaller footed sister (whose feet are almost exactly the same size as my sockpal) to try it on for size first.

Ball two is much more orange than than the first ball of yarn. Just in time for Projct Spectrum's April colours of orange and yellow.

Detail of the stitch pattern and yummy colours.

elfine stitch pattern
elfine stitch pattern, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.