Monday, 29 January 2007

A new stitch and another pair of socks.



I really wanted to knit the Latvian Socks from Folk Socks, but lacked a pair of US#0 needles (that's a cocktail stick for goodness sake!) & no sock pattern known to me would fit the pattern repeat, so as I wanted to try the picot edge I have gone a little 'off piste'! Picot edge, Oblique Openwork (from Sensational Knitted Socks) & Opel Zebra left over from some fingerless gloves knitted before Christmas. The pattern is a little lost in the stripes but whatever.... I like them so far. In putting in the last link I noticed that More Sensational Knitted Socks is due out in March hmmm!!!!!


The headband I like. It avoids 'helmet hair' & can be slipped in the pocket when not required to prevent ears from freezing. The red hat will have to be bobble-less, due to using all the wool on the monster bobble. It is OK without.

7 comments:

Alice said...

I do really like that headband - I use them a lot myself (not the glittery type - the practical type). Must try it. Your sock looks rather interesting, by the way.

I'm so glad you mentioned the new book - heaven knows how long it would have taken me to find out about it! Thanks!

sarah said...

Oh good, more sock inspirations! Oh dear, more reasons to buy sock yarn! I must try a picot edge, it looks so elegant.

Apologies if you already know this, but I was surprised by how effectively I could tweak sock sizing by changing needle size. And you have my sympathy regarding your Rayburn problems. We had one of those once. To be fair, it was more reliable than its replacement: for two or three years we could bet on the boiler/cooker dying whenever the weather was coldest. Bad, evil memories. No wonder the manufacturer went out of business.

Mrs J said...

Thanks for the tip -I might try a size larger needles & a smaller sock. As much as I like my tiny brittany birch needles US#0 was a place I didn't fancy going, especially after snaping one of the set of 2.5mm (whatever that is in US)

Artis-Anne said...

Have to add to Sarah's post. Here writes a vigin sock knitter BUT I have just started my 1st pair last night and the going is good .

Mrs J said...

I knitted my first pair of socks (as a re-born knitter anyway) at the start of last summers heatwave, so perhaps every time I knit socks I am back in the hammock, in the shade of the Corsican Pine that normally withstands the western gales in our back garden.... & then there was the three pairs of socks knitted whilst we travelled around Uist, Barra & Tiree. Yup I'm already there! I just like knitting socks!!!!!

Dipsy Doodle said...

What a very gorgeous headband this is - it looks absolutely comfy, way more comfortable than a hat! Great work! And gosh, even more sock inspiration - so many socks to knit and so little time! ;)

Dipsy D.
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Mrs J said...

Just found dipsey doodle's austrian lace & new years day socks. They look very tempting!