Monday, October 23, 2006

oh dear - where have my jaywalkers gone

okay so my whole thing about knitting the top 1/2 of the sock in the varigrated and the bottom in solid...

well it was a nice though, but it won't work.
1. a sock is knit in the round so i'd have to cut the yarn after every row to reattach it
2. the sock is knit in the round so i'd have to knit 1/2 of the foot in varigated and the other 1/2 in solid


and started the RPM pattern from knitty

it's a very lovely pattern - my first purls are loose while the 2nd and 3rd are tight.. so i have to adjust my guage or use a larger needle if it's to fit my friend.

but another unfortunate thing - the color pools a bit... but that's okay... it's a risk taken. and i'm not about to start another one!

so yes... pics to come later...2.5 of the 6 repeats for pattern rounds completed. so hopefully this will be a fast knit! i may have to go up a needles size to make it loser but it does have negativ ease!

anyways - picks to come.


Saturday, October 14, 2006

picture pages

okay - so here are pictures of some progress i've been making

first up is this lovely brown sheep company's wildfoote luxury sock yarn in color sy09 mums. this is one of the 3 colors that the roomie purchased for me while on vacation with his family. it's machine washable, but it says something about vinegar???

next we have a close up of the pattern. it's the yo cable from "sensational knitted socks," a lovely book. it's cast on 16 in figure 8, increase until 15 stitches per each needle. use four US2 needles. I'm using susan bates.

now the jaywalkers!

isn't it pretty? well i ran into a bit of a problem... i'm running out of yarn. the pattern calls for a 465oz skein, and i'm using a 440. on top of that i'm doing the "bigger" jaywalker pattern, so i'm going to assume that's going to take up more yarn.

solution: knit the heel, the gusset (that arch part), the bottom of the foot (and if i'm really running out, the toe) in a solid complimentary color. i was hoping to bring out the green, but it looks like i should do a blue or purple. exciting huh? hopefully it doesn't look like ass b/c that would really suck.

anyways, hope you enjoyed!