Monday, October 23, 2006

Socktober! And First Picture

I think my new camera is working well. I am working minimally. So I have my first picture, socks I finished yesterday. Note the excellent identical nature thereof please.

Pattern: Nancy Bush, Oak Ribbed Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: DGB Confetti Superwash, 49% Superwash wool, 35% Cotton, 16% Nylon, Made in Italy
Coulour: 08.003; the picture is decently accurate in spite of the flash and white wall
Needles: Brittany Birch 2.5 mm (1.5 American)
Source: I've forgotten. Someplace in Canada where I buy Phildar patterns sometimes

I've heard that Nancy Bush's patterns make narrow socks which wouldn't match my feet. These are not remotely narrow but they're a bit loose too. If I used this yarn again, which I won't because it feels a bit too much like string, I'd knit it on a 2.25 m I think.

Sunday, October 22, 2006


is not an attractive quality. And I'm rarely envious. But today I envy all youse folks at Rhinebeck. I'm knitting and trying to figure out why I'm not there.

Oh well. At least I finished one sock, a self-designed entrelac and hope to finish the second of a different pair today. Maybe I'll even get the manual for my new camera read.

Maybe next year at Rhinebeck. This from somebody who lives less than half an hour for MS&W.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Long Time

I know it has been a while. I've finished another pair of ankle socks out of fixation and an "Ene's Scarf" from Scarf Style. I used an alpaca and tencel blend from Elann. I like the tencel part but the alpaca is pickier than I would like. And it is splitty. I won't use it again. Oh and Branching Out from Knitty in Bamboo. After struggling with how to block it I finally just ironed it with lots of steam. Tolerable but not ideal.

I'll bring you pictures soon. You see I bought myself a lovely new digital SLR but don't know how to use it yet. These complicated gadgets seem to take some learning time, especially when you approach them with a casual approach as do I. I'll be back.