Monday, September 24, 2007

Alive & Well

Hello there.

I'm still here. Really.

Much belated photos of the package and socks from my Sockapalooza 4 Pal. I've had this sitting on my memory card for several weeks now but life is getting in the way of blogging.

The package included some dark chocolate (really bitter - just the way I like it), a handmade project bag (excellent for sock projects) and a few postcards from Boston.

The socks are really well-made with a great 2x2 tubular bind off.

At least I'm still knitting....

Last month I finished a pair of K3P1 socks in Collinette Jitterbug. I was inspired by the Ann Budd interview on the Knitpicks podcast a few weeks back where she said the K3P1 is her fall back pattern for socks, so I wanted to try it out. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo before I gave them away. They went to my (lucky) mother who has really small feet (which is the only way to make a pair of socks from one skein of Jitterbug - what's with the poor yardage?)

I also finished a pair of Very Sensible Socks in charcoal grey Zarina. Originally I was going to make them for my dad but soon realised his feet would be too wide for a 54 stitch sock. So now they're mine! The pattern is a K2P1 rib and they are so sensible looking it's not worth taking a photo.

I did try the Widdershin heel for the first time and I think it's a great heel, but I still prefer a heel flap. I think top-down socks are just more fun to knit for some reason.

I've also started the Wenlan Chia cardigan from the new KnitKnit book using some super chunky yarn I got from Nundle ages ago. I've done about a third of the body already and oh I'm using a different 6-stitch cable pattern instead of the one in the pattern - why would anyone put gigantic bobbles down the front of a woman's cardigan? (The version in the book is pink too!)

I've also started swatching for my dad's 'perfect jumper' (more on that in a later post), but yes, I've been busy!


andrea said...

Very nice socks, congratulations!

Sabrina said...

Just dropping in to say that I'm excited you're making Wenlan's pattern from my book. I'll check back in to see a picture of the completed cardigan. (If you want to email me a pic, use
Sabrina G.

tiennie said...

Nice socks from your pal! Enjoy!

Girl Kae said...

Just wanted to ask how the bulky nundle yarn is working up? is it soft at all? I'm still undecided about the yarn