Friday, December 21, 2007
I'm finally done with my first knee high sock. Both socks were knitted on the magic loop at once up until the ribbing, on Addis US size 2. Then I separated them to do the ribbing on a size zero Addis, used the 2 circular method for the ribbing portion. I really don't like knitting with the size zero needles. I must say the stitches look very nice, but takes way too long. I know now is not the time to get the SSS (second sock syndrome), but I'm ready for a new project. They fit my foot, ankle and lower leg like a glove. I feel like the top may slide down. So, I have taken in the second sock a tad more. I don't think I will do another pair of these unless it is one color , striped or a variegated yarn. I used the Queen Kahuna method (Crazy Toes and Heels Sock Book). I must say the knee high sock feels great on my feet and leg, very very comfortable. Very nice sock experience.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Finally finished my bag. Still not sure about the name. So far, a good knitting buddy (Ronda from EasySocks yahoogroup) said, "Grab and Go Companion." I think that is a cute name. The bigger version is on the way. Knitted the smaller bag first. Back to knitting! In the near future I will have a site up selling my patterns. However, if you are interested in purchasing the pattern now, it's $4.00 just leave me a comment and I will get in touch with you.
I'm still knitting away on my knee high socks. I finished the heel. I love the feeling of accomplishment. Now saying that how can I do the first heel correctly no problem, start on the second heel and mess up. I can not tell you what I did wrong after the heel turn. I frogeed that portion of course and starting over. Let's see what happens.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I'm so proud of my latest bag. I designed and knitted the bag. I'm not sure what I'm going to call it. OK, I know I need to take some better backgrounds in my pictures. I will try to in the near future. Of course the back is chocolate and the top is pink, the bottom is rosewood. I love these colors. I still need to line the bag and put on the handles, iIm not sure what type of handles will be cute for the bag. I have a bigger design of this bag and it's called grab an go, perhaps I will call this one mini grab and go. Any ideas let me know.
This is the sock bookmark I had to make. As you can see it is a little shorter than the pattern called for. i was so tired of knitting with those zero needles. I must say it is very pretty, but I like quick results. I tried to put in a little pattern; I did the checkerboard. Here is the link: