Sunday, 18 September 2011

pattern: Fischernetze by Elke Becker
yarn: Sandnes Garn Sisu, 75g
needles: 2,5mm

This pattern was just like made for me: the only thing Fischernetze has is the charts for the lace pattern. That's it. As I am completely unable to follow any kind of pattern with funky heels or toes, this was effing perfect! Not to mention that the pattern is easy as extra fatty pecan pie but it still looks awfully nice. Perhaps I'm done with the socks for this winter, time to move on with my bigger, more boring project called "Neverending Torture of Knitting a Cardigan with Thin Yarn".

Monday, 12 September 2011

pattern: 126-4 Socks with pattern in "Delight" and "Fabel"
yarn: the same Fabel yarn by DROPS as in the previous sock entry
needles: 3mm

pattern: my own
yarn: some Rowan yarn
needles: probably 3mm?

The first socks I made of leftover yarn I used in the colourwork socks in the previous sock entry. I haven't made anything for my mum in a while so I had to knit something out of guilt. The pics are not really good because the lighting was bad all around the house and there was an eager and curious alsatian snout pushing into the pictures everywhere else except in the stairs. The socks stayed at my mum's so these will have to do.

The latter pair was knitted in Edinburgh because it is a truth universally acknowledged that watching a film without something on the needles is an impossibility in itself for a knitter. Unfortunately I have forgotten which yarn I used, as some time has passed since my time in Edinburgh. But anyways, the pattern was some easy cabling and the socks are extrasmall; they're a Xmas present for my friend with tiny feet. I've postponed blogging the pink socks since I haven't had the chance to take any pics of them while being worn. Finally my other friend with small feet and petite ankles popped in for a visit and I managed to take pics. Cheers, M :)

This is definitely a sock season. The evenings are getting darker and rainier and there's yet another pair of socks on needles.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year.

- Fred Allen -

pattern: Southmoor Hat by Erica Jackofsky
yarn: Sublime Bamboo & Pearls dk, 100g
needles: 3,5mm

My mum bought me a Knitscene magazine a month ago and I just had to cast on this hat straight away. To be honest, I'm not a hat person and with my eyeglasses on, most hats look least to say weird. But this pattern was so lovely that maybe I'll sacrifice a couple of pairs of contact lenses so that I can wear it at least once this winter. The ruffly end of the pattern didn't make any sense to me so I improvised and blocked reeeeaally precisely - the two methods that can save pretty much any effed up knitted piece.

Knitscene was a positive surprise, the autumn issue of 2011 had at least 3 patterns I want to knit really soon.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

I am constant as the northern star,
Of whose true-fix'd and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmament.

Shakespeare - Julius Ceasar

pattern: 126-4 Sock with pattern in "Delight" and "Fabel" by Drops Design
yarn: DROPS Fabel, unicolour white and print 151p
needles: 3mm

Drops have really good colourwork patterns in their webpages and the patterns are available in many languages. Fabel was really good yarn, the print yarn was a bit light in some parts and hence the colourwork looks a bit blurry in a couple of places, but that's only because I chose to use white as the background colour. But all in all, one skein of Fabel was enough for a pair of socks and seems to be good quality.