Saturday, February 10, 2007

Great Socks

Finally, another pair of finished socks! Socks always take me months and months to knit since I really only work on them during the commute to school. This particular pair was started back in October.

Project Specs: Basic Sock
Yarn: Posh Yarn's Lucia (30% cashmere/70% merino) in the Cosmopolitan colourway.
Needles: 2.25 mm 30" Aero circs (Magic Loop)
Size: To fit a woman's size seven shoe with a 6 1/4" cuff.
Left over: approx 93 yards
Started: October 2006
Completed: Feb 2 2007

A close-up of the gusset. The colours are truest in this photo. This yarn is amazing! It is so soft and was a breeze to knit. The socks are very warm, cushy and comfortable. I will definitely use this yarn again despite being a little concerned with how well these socks will wear as they have already begun to pill.

Perhaps my favourite thing about these socks is that unintentionally, the toes match up perfectly.Now if I could only finish some schoolwork . . .

Friday, February 09, 2007

Belated FF (sort of)

One...two...skip a few...I meant to post this last week but I went home and my parents only have dial-up. Good news is that in two weeks there has been much in the way of finishing. Most notable is the shawl for my grandmother. Perfect timing since her birthday is today and this month's Project Spectrum colours are blue, grey, and white. The shawl ended up being comfortably large, making it the perfect chill chaser. Most exciting is the fact that I ended up using all but two yards of the yarn I'd spun.

Here's a photo of (most of) the completed shawl. If you look closely you can see my toes, included for scale. I'm really pleased with the way the striping worked out. I wasn't sure what to expect from the finished yarn since this was my first real spinning project.

Project Specs:
Evelyn A. Clark's Leaf Lace Shawl.
Needles: US 9 Denise
Yarn: 623 yards of my handspun
Started: October 2006
Finished: February 1, 2007

Here's a better photo of the pattern detail after the shawl had been unpinned and worn. I love the tweediness of the yarn. The colours are truer here.

One final look.