Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Heather's socks

These are the finished socks for Heather, so I can cross those off the list on the left! They are made with Natural Dye Studio alpaca/merino, on 2.5mm addi turbos, with short row heels and toes. I prefer the short row method because whenever I pick up stitches I get a hole in the corner and I can't work out what I have to do to stop this happening.

I have started on the black fluffy slippers for my step-sister, but I couldn't resist casting on and doing a few rows with the Fabel that came yesterday, so this is 5 rows so far......

I went off to knitting club yesterday afternoon, and everyone admired my greeny-blue jumper that I was wearing. It was one of the ladies there who showed me how to do the crochet edging so she was very inpressed with my efforts. They also oo-ed and aahh-ed over my Lana Grossa in progress. I took that to work on because I don't need to concentrate or count stitches on that at the moment. Unfortunately I also took my Yarn Forward magazine and promptly left it behind, and although Bron (the group organiser) picked it up she has now gone away for 3 weeks so I can't get it back yet. Well at least it will stop me casting on for Ariel anyway, as the pattern for it is in that magazine.

I got a flickr.com account set up, because the garnstudio forums only allows you to post photos that are on a photo hosting site. I don't know where to save all my pics now, I have several places to put them and will probably forget which I've put in which!

4 comments:

nanatoo said...

You're quick with the socks! Lovely, and the Fabel is great too - I love green.

donnac1968 said...

You are so good to comment on all my posts!!

nanatoo said...

I really enjoy reading them and anyway it's good manners if you ask me. I'm old-fashioned I reckon ;)

donnac1968 said...

That's great to hear that you enjoy them and I really appreciate it. You must update your blog so I can reciprocate!