10.09.2006

Woosh

There went the weekend.
We were up in Maine for a wedding - way out in Baaaah Haaaa-Baaa. It was gorgeous and the event went off perfectly! However, I misplaced my camera (boohoo) - maybe someone will find it.

On the way up, I finished my Snakes on a Sock! yay! And I started these in the LimeNViolet Lisa Souza yarn

In the spirit of Socktoberfest, here's a bit of my sock history:
When did you first start making socks? I taught myself maybe 4 years ago. I'm not sure why really, but I bet it's because I liked the variegated colorways. I followed an online tutorial that had close-ups of what happened. I remember holding the dpns very close to my eyes (those stitches seemed so tiny!)

What was your first pair? How have they "held up"? My first pair were a slouch kinda pattern using a sockotta yarn. They have held up pretty well, but Jackson took to them last year and now they have a hole bitten in them. They are a little big and the toes are grafted so the seam doesn't go across the line of toes, but rather from the front to the back of the foot.

What would you have done differently? I don't know...maybe pay a little more attention to the finishing of the toe.

What yarns have you enjoyed? Lorna's Laces, Koigu, Sockotta, and Spunky Eclectic! I have some of Claudia's Handpainted and Cherry Tree Hill waiting in the wings. And I did join Scout's Swag club.

What's the preferred method? Two circulars. Love it, and it seems to take less time than dpns. I think I would like to try magic loop.

What's your preferred heel? I really like the flap.

How many pairs have you made? 6 pairs, and counting.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Love what you are going to be knitting with the Lisa Souza yarn. You must be participating in the Lime and Violet KAL, too. I haven't decided on a pattern yet.

Bar Harbour is lovely indeed. We were there many years ago on a "Fall Foliage" vacation up the eastern coastline.

Lynne said...

Hi Becca! I want to thank you very much for the wonderful COlorSwap box you sent! I loved every bit of it, and I keep the soap nearby to smell it often! Each little treat was such a thoughtful gift. A perfect package. You have been an awesome participant, and I thank you a thousand times over!

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