Saturday, January 6, 2018

UFO Sighting: Hue Shift Afghan Ready to Land!

I finally finished the fourth panel of the Hue Shift Afghan and seamed them all together this morning.  It took way longer than I thought it would.  Bummer!  But, it's done now.  Ready to pick up about a million stitches for the border!


Friday, December 29, 2017

FO: Daphne Socks

I made these gorgeous socks for my friend and coworker Kira.  She is so classy and gorgeous, she needed socks to match her amazing spirit!



yarn details
Knit Picks Stroll in Sprinkle Heather
Dye Lot 174018
Fingering Weight
75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
Machine wash/Tumble dry low
$4.69 per 50 g/231 yd skein (purchased in November 2016)

project details
pattern: "Daphne" by Cookie A, available to download on Ravelry for $6.50
size made: M
needles: size 2 (2.75mm) wood dpns
gauge: 16.5 st and 21.5 rows = 2'' in stockinette (unblocked)
yarn used: 300 yards - 1.3 skeins
finished size: bottom of heel flap to top of cuff: 8.5''; back of heel flap to tip of toe: 10.25"; leg circumference: ~7" (all measurements taken after blocking... I swear it grew in length by about 1/2 inch!)
duration: July 29, 2017 - November 18, 2017

notes

  • German twisted cast on. My fave!
  • Modified toe as I always do on Cookie A socks (I like a more round toe, she favors a pointy one): decrease every other row until 40 stitches remain, then decrease every row until 20 remain.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

FO: Simple Skyp Socks

I bought this yarn a long time ago, back when I was utterly obsessed with tonals, and I've been saving it to make a nice pair of men's socks, but I never got around to doing that... until this summer when my Aunt Brenda suggested that I make a pair of socks for my Uncle Jeff.  I loved the idea of making him a gift and knew this yarn would be perfect!

I liked this pattern.  It was super easy to memorize, which was great because I knit a lot of it while traveling* and I didn't have to keep consulting a chart all the time -- it's always nice to have some mindless projects like that on the needles.  I also enjoyed this pattern for men's socks.  It had enough going on to keep it interesting, but nothing so fancy that a man wouldn't want to wear them.  It has a good balance.

*side note: I usually don't take magic loop socks traveling with me because the cables fly out every which way on your sides...  but in this instance, I worked on them in the hotel room and stuff, not on the plane. :)

Simple Skyp Socks

yarn details
Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Train Station
Fingering Weight
75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
Machine wash/Tumble dry low
$10.99 per 100 g/462 yd skein (purchased in November 2014)

project details
pattern: "Simple Skyp Socks" by Adrienne Ku, free to download on Ravelry.
size made: M
needles: size 2 (2.75mm) nickle plated circ
gauge: 17 st and 22 rows = 2'' in stockinette (unblocked)
yarn used: 351 yards - 0.76 skein
finished size: bottom of heel flap to top of cuff: 9"; back of heel flap to tip of toe: 11.25"; leg circumference: ~7" (but it's a rib)
duration: August 26, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

FO: Striation Socks

More fun with a Cookie A pattern and Stroll Glimmer yarn.



yarn details
Knit Picks Glimmer in Potion
Fingering Weight
Dye Lot 169390
70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Stellina (Metallic Fiber)
Machine wash/Tumble dry low
$5.89 per 50 g /231 yd skein (purchased in November 2016)

project details
pattern: "Striation" by Cookie A, available to purchase on Ravelry for $6.50
size made: M
needles: size 1.5 (2.5mm) wood dpns
gauge: 15 st and 22 rows = 2'' in stockinette
yarn used: 351 yards - 1.52 skeins
finished size: bottom of heel flap to top of cuff: 10"; back of heel flap to tip of toe: 9"; leg circumference: ~8"
duration: May 2, 2017 - August 12, 2017

notes

  • Started with a German Twisted Cast On, which is lucky because I got a little carried away with the length on the leg and needed a stretchy cast on to go around my calves.
  • As with all socks, I modified the toe shaping as follows: decrease every other row until 40 stitches remain, then decrease every row until 20 remain, then graft with kitchener.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

FO: Pioneer Cuff

Here is a cute little project I made in my Craftsy class Knit With Beads with Laura Nelkin (affiliate link).


You're supposed to attach a clasp to this and wear it as a cuff, but that's not really my style, so I'm not going to bother.  But here is what it would look like:


Such as a simple little project, I won't include all the nitty-gritty details.  Just made it with stuff I had laying around.