Friday, May 28, 2010

Look, More Sock!

So far, it's only one sock, but the second one is on its way. It's the March mystery sock for the SKA on ravelry. The pattern ended up being called Belle Vitini, but I think of it as my vampire socks. The burgundy, the lace, the holes... very gothicky, vampire-bitten feel.

No, really, look. They're downright creepy.

I'm almost done with the straight sections on my Clapotis, I've been spinning, oh, and knitting more socks. I don't have time to post pictures of it all right now, but stay tuned. More knitting is on its way.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

No More Finals!

Finals are over. They have been for a week, but I needed the extra time to clear my head... and then there was a business trip to scenic Secaucus, NJ. There's nothing much in Secaucus. Its redeeming feature is being a 10 minute train trip from Manhattan.

But now I'm back, and there has been knitting. Not much, but there has been some. Let's start off with the entrelac socks I finally finished. The stripes line up, I couldn't believe it.

This is my first afterthought heel. I thought unraveling the contrasting yarn and picking up the stitches would be a pain, but it was surprisingly quick and painless. I love how the heel doesn't interrupt the stripes at all. I think this one is a keeper. Not for every sock, but definitely for self-patterning sock yarn.

The "separating stripes" led to some funky pooling. I may knit these socks again with a stripes-only yarn to see what happens.

The gory details:
Pattern: Flechtmustersocken from Der Geniale Socken-Workshop by Stephanie van der Linden. It's recently been translated into English, I've seen it at stores. Very good book.
Yarn: Beryll HappyStrick. Never heard of it before, but it's nice.
Needles: US #0. No surprise there.
Comments: These took me a long time, and I'm not sure why. But they came out OK for my first entrelac socks, and I hope my sister likes them.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Still Kicking

The world is not flat, I haven't fallen off the edge of it. But I'm likely to be more than a little spotty with the blogging until mid-May, when the final project for my class is due. I've been knitting, spinning, and cross-stitching, and there is stuff to see. I just don't have the time to put it up right now.

See on on the other side of finals!