Friday, November 24, 2017

black friday

I've updated the sale page with some key sales for Black Friday. I'm not doing a lot of yarn buying these days, so these are the ones that I think will be of interest.

I've made a few projects since July, so I'll come back and update this soon with those.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Herakles Socks

I'm currently knitting plain socks toe-up

Yarn for Toe of Sock: Sanguine Gryphon Yellow Dung Fly from a 10g mini (sport weight)
Yarn for Body of Sock : Fresh From the Cauldron in Herakles colorway (fingering weight)
Knitting Needle Size: US 0 Addi
Method: Toe-up
Toe Cast-on - Judy's Magic Cast-on
                      Used a legline, and knit up for leg, trying it on as I go.
Heel:  knit side decreases for Sock 1 (similar to the toe increases) to the heel with kitchener to complete the heel.

Sock 2 - Judy's Magic Cast-on for toes, knit up, used a legl line for leg
Heel: Added 5 stitch markers and decreased around stitch markers to create a sectioned heel, before kitchener. This made it more conformed to my heel, and the seam is less prominent.

Here is sock 1 to the leg line:
(I actually love the way it's pooling - it's very pretty)

Here was the first sock done, and the second starting.
The pooling didn't match on the foot. I think I had one extra stitch on the left foot (ie. 1 stitch wider), so the stitch color formed in neat rows), so I flipped the second sock over, so the starting rows are mirrored instead of identical.
 I made the sock up to my calf height. As I used other yarn for the toes, there's room in the ball for this. This next photo shows the second foot (right) next to the first sock (left).

Here is the heel I did for sock 2 - seems more comfy on my heel:

I am now on the second leg, just at the point of the beginning of my calf where I will need to start increasing.

Project Completion %age: 80% (yay- over the 70% hump!)

It's a pretty portable project, as I'm bring it around in my purse, and knitting whenever I have a wee bit of time, and can complete a few rows.

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 2017 update

It's a new year and I just updated a few links that were out of date.

I spent most of last year getting out and enjoying life, doing some small travel trips in my local area, and eating out. I did a bit of knitting, but not as much as I'd planned. I found I just don't like to knit to artificially tight deadlines. I did make another Capricuous cardigan in a lovely deep red, and a couple of Vacillate Scarves - one for a retiring friend. Also, a couple of hats in the fall.

This year,  I did sign up to both finish some projects off, and also to try to knit some new things we'll see how that goes..

This year I'm trying to organize and let go of things that don't serve me - both figuratively and physically...

black friday

I've updated the sale page with some key sales for Black Friday. I'm not doing a lot of yarn buying these days, so these are the on...