Saturday, July 8, 2017

FO: Nebula Socks

I had so much fun knitting the traveling twisted stitches in my Drachenschwingen socks that I decided to pick another really fun and complicated-ish pattern.  (Though, I did take a little break in between!)

I've been on a big Cookie A kick lately, so I decided to go with her awesome Nebula pattern.  The charts were fairly easy to memorize, but you do need to pay close attention to the pattern.  Can't completely zone out while you knit these.  Still, a very fun knit indeed!

yarn details
Knit Picks Stroll in Duchess Heather
Fingering Weight
Dye Lot 174017
75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon/Polymide
Machine wash/Tumble dry low
$4.69 per 50 g /231 yd skein (purchased in Nov. 2016)

project details
pattern: "Nebula" by Cookie A, available for $6.50 on Ravelry here.
needles: size 1 (2.25mm) nickel-plated circ (magic loop)
gauge: 19.5 st and 25 rows = 2'' in stockinette
yarn used: 374 yards - 1.62 skeins
size knit: medium
finished size: bottom of heel flap to top of cuff: 9"; heel flap: 2.25''; back of heel flap to tip of toe: 9"; toe: 1.5"; leg circumference: ~6.25".
duration: February 4, 2017 - June 14, 2017


  • The only note I have is that I started knitting these on bamboo dpns and the tips were way too dull to manage the traveling twisted stitches.  I switched to my super pointy Knit Picks nickel plated circs and worked the pattern in magic loop.  Made all the difference in the world!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

My Amazing New Yarn Bowl!

I'm so excited about this amazing gift from my old college roomie, Paige.  She made it herself, so talented!!!

She put a super heavy base on it, which is perfect - the bowl stays totally sturdy even if you give the yarn a firm tug.  I suspect this is more of a coincidence than an intentional design feature on her part, but it makes this way better than my other bowl.  :)

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