Thursday, June 22, 2006

Sox and other knitting

I know I haven't posted any knitting for a while but I have been busy, its a beggar when life gets in the way of your knitting!!! However I have managed to knit 3 pairs of sox, 2 of which are for friends, and are pictured here. The other pair is for myself (I think) and I forgot to take a picture of them, so will post them later! (Must have had a senior moment!!!!)

The first pair of sox are knitted on 64 stitches on 2.5mm bamboo dpns and knitted in Lana Grossa Meilenweit Multieffekt from Italy, 80% virgin wool and 20% polymide. The pattern is a pattern I really like and have used on several occasions, it came free with Opal sock yarn.

These ones are also knitted by casting on 64 stitches on 2.5mm bamboo dpns and knitted in Opal Traumfanger from Germany, 75% virgin wool and 25% polymide. The pattern is ribbed lace which I found in "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch , the heel flap is knitted in "Eye of partridge" stitch and gives a double thickness to the heel area.
(I think that traumfanger is the pattern of the yarn, but it is difficult when the lable is written in german and you can't read it!!!)(edited to say that traumfanger means dreamcatcher and is the pattern of the yarn, thanks to Susann in Germany for that information)

Here is a close up of the ribbed lace stitch, which I really quite like.It has 24 rows to each repeat.

My current WIP's

I am currently knitting a shawl based on a pattern found in "Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls" by Martha Waterman.I am knitting it with the most wonderful yarn that my SP6 sent me in April. It is 980 yards of hand painted pure marino lace weight wool in greens and purples. The yarn came from Hand painted yarns. I really love working with this lovelly soft yarn. I can hardly wait till it is knitted so that I can wear it. This is not a brilliant picture of the shawl as it was difficult to stretch it enough to show the pattern, the circular needles wouldn't let me!!!

I am also knitting "a river". Which was brought to my attention by mazzam, who was my Secret Pal last time round. One of the squares is knitted in blue funky fur yarn, the rest are knitted in blue/grey cotton whhich I found in my stash. One is knitted in a basket weave pattern, one in moss stitch and one is a lacey pattern.

I am now searching for a small project(or two) to take down to Woolfest with me next week. More on that later!!!


Anonymous Marylyn said...

Wow I love your socks. The pattern in the yarns are really nice. the ribbed lace appears very similar to the one I am struggling with at the moment and gives me determination to persevere. About that extra bobbin- excellent theory about reinforcing the heel but I didn't even realise it was there until I'd knit the whole sock.

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Anonymous glittrgirl said...

See you at woolfest Shonze! we are on the same site from Thursday to Sunday, so look for the black and beaded anarchy flag and come and say hello... we might even have a spare sausage from the BBQ for you on Thursday night... How will we recognise you?

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