Thursday, October 28, 2010

There was knitting and it was good

First up, the double heeled socks are finished, this time with only one heel per sock. Yay me! TAAT, stockinette all the way, and toe-up so I could use as much of the Colinette Jitterbug as possible. The toe, heel, and cuff are Kroy. Knitting with the black Kroy was tough--the stitches just seem to disappear, even under an Ott-Lite. Kroy is the black hole of sock yarn. Still, I'm happy with them; I hope the recipient is too.

Next, a test knit:

I used Cascade 220 Superwash, my go-to worsted weight of choice. Soft, sturdy, and machine washable. This is a great pattern--fun, fast and cute. Here's a Rav link. I'll let you know when the pattern is available. This just might be my go-to holiday hat. Thanks, Wilde Thyme Knits, for letting me test knit this hat. Love it!

Last, but oh so not least:

This is Vanessa (Ravelry link). The first is the smaller version, in Colinette Point 5. I used a size 13 needle and slammed out this cutie FAST! The second is the full size, knit in Katia Peru, a heavy worsted weight wool/acrylic/alpaca blend, on size 8's. It's very soft and lovely to knit with, but I did find a knot and when a skein is 116 yards, that's not cool. I'm hoping it's not typical either, since I have three more skeins. I'd buy it again, but I'd bitch about it. After all, it's from Spain, and if they can produce a Rafa Nadal, they should be able to give me a yarn without knots. I have no idea what the correlations is. I just wanted to put a Nadal link in my blog. Meeee-ow!

Here's a link to Nancy's website, if you're not into Ravelry.


  1. Those double heel socks turned out great! :)

  2. I'm going to LOOOOVE my new sox (LOL!!!) they are too wonderful for words. The headbands look terrific too - I'm limping along with my singular one while you just whack 'em out in numbers! You rule, jelli-gurl.
    I found a knot in the first skein of Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted that I ever bought ... I was beyond pissed. Simpatico ...

  3. Awesome finishes! I'm sure the recipient is going to love their new socks! And love that green hat!!!

  4. The socks are adorable. Nice that they fit a standard foot with a standard heel. The hat looks good, too. Nice patterning!

  5. The colors on the Colinette Point 5 is beautiful. Cute pattern too.

    I agree with you about the black Kroy, or any black for that matter. Very hard on the eyes. But, I love the way it looks against the patterned yarn. I did Steve's Zauberball socks that way and they turned out much cuter than just Zauberball.

  6. How I love reading your blogposts... Meee-ow!? Guuurl, you had me laughing AGAIN.

    I need to jump into knitting socks again...

    So happy to see the Vanessa Headbands all knitted up and THANKS SO MUCH for the shout out!!!

  7. Hmmm, reknitting the sox instead of growing another heel? Wish I'd thought that way when I made those pants with room for two butts. Just kidding. The sox look great. Love the Colinette, great color and texture.

  8. Those socks are so cute!!! They look so Halloweeny. (Hahaha, she said "weenie")

  9. Wonderful socks! And wonderful earwarmers, too!

    Yes, I have a question. Your Blogger profile says your occupation is Doughnut Hole. Isn't that sort of an empty job?


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