Sunday, August 31, 2008

FO: Ribbed Lace Socks

Pattern from Schurch, Sensational Knitted Socks, knit from KP Essentials in Cocoa, using KP Harmony in size 2.25mm (1). Easy pattern, they fit great, this yarn is a joy to knit with as are these needles. This might be my favorite pattern, but in the future, I'd probably do a standard heel flap.

WIP: Shaped Lace Tee

Ribbet, ribbet - frogged previous effort with this yarn (cascade sierra) and cast on the Shaped Lace Tee from Knitting Lingerie Style. So far so good.. fast and easy knit.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My socks for a soldier and a marine

Socks for soldiers is really gratifying. Mostly because you know that what you make will be useful, because the leader of the group has such strict and well-tested requirements and also because there's so much feedback. My second pair of socks have been packaged and are now off to Iraq. The group leader (Kim) just sent us notification and a picture of them in the package. This pair is going to marines (ooh-rah Marine Corps!).

My first pair is going with my husband's cousin (Army - but I'll still support him :) ), who is activated and will go to training in a couple of days before heading to Iraq in October.

I wish I were more productive but life gets in the way.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

WIP Ribbed Lace Socks

WIP Ribbed Lace Socks
Originally uploaded by cpikas
from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks using kp essentials in cocoa. I am so totally not going to do the eye of partridge heel again: it's a bit of a pain and when I do it, it doesn't look like anything - just like I knit unevenly.

This pattern is easy without being boring. It's going really fast, too, since I had some time in the waiting room for my dh (he's ok, but had some trips to the dr and for imaging this week)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

FO sockotta replacement socks

I still don't like knitting with sockotta. These were to replace the ones lost by the airline but they're just not the same. sigh.

Monday, August 04, 2008

FO Socks for Soldiers

FO Socks for Soldiers
Originally uploaded by cpikas
pretty easy, pretty straight forward - really did shrink in the wash... so these are a smaller size than i intended to make :(