Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Socky goodness...

Yes, two finished pairs of socks!
Apple Laine yarn & Blue Moon Inside Out sock pattern w/o the cables

Blue Moon Silkie Socks - Walking on the Wild Tide

Both are great feeling yarn and socks. Too bad the weather is warm now and they'll be put away for a little bit. My feet are too hot in wool in the summer.

Friday, May 18, 2007

A first I think

I thought this was an interesting meme. I have been knitting for 16 years!

Bold for stuff you've done
Italics for stuff you plan to do eventually
normal for stuff you don't intend to do

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with Bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
CardiganToy/Doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffitti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental Knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting with Alpaca
Fair Isle Knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dyeing yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured Knitting
Kitchener Bind Off
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and Purling Backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed Toys Baby items
Knitting with Cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Knitting with Linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sockapalooza ponderings

All sorts of thought flitting through my head...yarn...pattern. Should I used yarn from my stash or buy? Should I make another pair of seduction socks...or go with the flow socks or chevron socks?


Monday, May 07, 2007

Walking on the Wild Tide

This newest BMFA Rockin' Sock club yarn is so nice. Knitting with it is wonderful and I am looking forward to wearing these socks. I started with the club pattern - Grasshopper, but didn't care for the fishnet-like lace pattern so I'm using Go With The Flow pattern from Favorite Socks. I'm using size 2 needles for these and they are flying along.