Posts Tagged socks

Dee Sock Progress

I have stalled slightly on the Dee commemorative sock, named the Kitty Committee Sock. The pattern was pretty much finished, but when I came to do the cat cuff, I wasn’t happy with how it looked so need to rework the pattern. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) I have been very busy lately so it has fallen by the wayside slightly. However, I hope to be back on the case shortly. Meanwhile, here are some pics of the work so far…

October Sockdown

I’ve started yet another sock, this time for the October SKA Sockdown on Ravelry. The pattern is Esther by Steffi Linden and it’s my first time doing a picot edge cuff. As always, I’m using luscious merino yarn from Violet Green. Here are the first few rows:

I’ve split the skein into two balls and as soon as I have knitted the picot cuffs on DPNs, I’m going to have a go at knitting both socks at once on a pair of circulars. This should make it easier to get both socks identical 😀

Wings and things

I’ve just taken some pictures of the fairy wings I made for my daughter recently. They have little pink and lilac seed beads knitted in, but you can’t see them in the picture. She loves them, as you can see, although she does finds the mohair around her neck itchy, so I’ll have to see if I can rinse them in something to help with that. Suggestions welcome 🙂

 

I also just finished the red bamboo silk slouch socks today. I’d put them aside for quite a while and finally picked them up again earlier this week. I’m really pleased with them and they feel really comfortable. These were knitted toe-up, but on balance, I think I prefer top-down, simply because you get a nicer finish on the cuff, but perhaps I should just see if I can find a springier cast-off method. Again, suggestions welcome 🙂