Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Knitting

Thought I better give an update on my knitting. I have been working on the rest of my Christmas socks for the crew. I now have just 3 pairs to go and I want to get them done. I have a pair of socks to make for Amanda, she picked out this yarn: it is from LoneSome Stone Yarn their Mountain Feat, Shades of Plum a very soft Superwash Merino Wool. I think I'm going to use a patten out of Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn, Copper Penny Socks by Nancy Bush. The socks begin with part of a simple lace pattern from an Estonian knitting book, adding seed stitch columns between the lace. It has a half-handkerchief heel shaping and a French toe shaping. It also uses a double-start method, I don't know what that is but at least I will be learning something new.I have to make a pair of socks for Carlos, I had to go out and buy yarn. His favorite color is in the blue family and I need yardage. So off the Apple Yarn Store in Bellingham to search. I found this yarn from Cascade yarns Heritage Hand Painted Sock Yarn, 75% Merino Superwash and 25% Nylon, color 9825 its a soft blend of blues and purple blended it looks really nice so I hope this works out. The yardage is 437 yards. As for a pattern I don't know yet what I'm going to use, maybe you all could give me an idea, just leave a quick comment. I don't want to do a plain vanilla sock, I would like some pattern to it just to keep it interesting I have to make a size 10 men's.
Then for the last pair of socks I haven't picked out the yarn but I thought about doing a stripped sock of some sort. I have lots of self stripping yarn that needs to be used.
I have finish this pair of socks for Debbie, The Rapunzel's Braid. The new owner loves her new socks. I love how they turned out. I did change the pattern slightly by changing the heel to a partridge heel instead of the slip stitch heel. Other then that the socks are to pattern. This a great pattern and it is well written Thank you Ruth.
I have several request for more socks from the crew. One of the girls what me to make her two more pairs so she can send the to Guatemala to her family. Someone else will pay me to make her freind a pair, don't people know that they can't pay me to make them, I make them out of love.
Micheal is now in the Army, he has changed his job that he was going to do. He found out that he is color blind so that let means he can't be a mechanic, a handyman or in the infantry, which is good to me. He is going to be a MP, I can't see him being a Policeman but that was one of the only or a short list of jobs that he could do. He will be shipping out on March 19 and be heading for Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. It is a fort just for military police.
Well it's getting to be a long post and I have to get back to my knitting, I'm almost done with the test knit that I was working on a while back.
So keep your feet warm and those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks. Bye.

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