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  • knitting1105 2:49 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    September Mystery Socks 

    I cast on the mystery socks (designed by Nancy Bush for the Sock Knitters Anonymous forum on Ravelry) on Friday, and finished up through clue#2 on both socks by Sunday.  The top band is a 1×1 rib, then a “Vikkel” braid before you start the lace pattern on the front.  the back of the sock then continues the 1×1 rib for 3 repeats of the lace pattern.  Not sure the rational behind this, but that is part of the mystery.  Knit first, ask questions later.

    I am in LOVE with this yarn (Malabrigo Sock yarn).  It is so incredibly soft, and I love the semi-solids that I got.  I have another pair of socks in mind with this yarn when I am finished.  Clue #3 was posted a bit ago, and it is a beautiful day.  I think that I will sit on the porch and knit away.



    • theLady 4:05 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, a different pattern on the back – odd! But I love that lace pattern on the front.


  • knitting1105 1:08 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Knitting and wine 


    Knitting and wine don’t mix too well.  So, I have projects that allow me to knit without thinking, that I consider my “wine projects”.  I love a good glass of red wine in the evening, and still want to keep knitting.  This is my current “Zen” project that allows me to not have to follow a pattern closely.  I am making the Madder Ribbed socks from Nancy Bush’s Knitting Vintage Socks book.  The yarn that I am using is Crazy Zauberball.  My husband picked the colors when we were in Decorah (see earlier post), and I wasn’t sure.  But, it is knitting up very nicely.  Here is a description of the sock yarn that I liked:

    Schoppel Wolle Zauberball is a wonderfully colored yarn with long color repeats that fade into each other. You’ll love the finished socks you get when knitting with Schoppel Wolle Zauberball. One ball will make a pair of socks with most patterns, but you want to be sure to check your pattern requirements to be sure you have enough yarn.

    I am also progressing along on my Poetry in stitches sweater.  Started the sleeves, and decided to knit them up side by side to make sure that I have all of the increases matching perfectly.  I had to add an additional stitch before working the flower section, as they ask for the center stitch of the flower pattern (odd number of stitches) to be centered.  Without doing this, the sleeves would not have been perfectly symmetrical.  I still am holding back judgement on how the body of the sweater was broken up in the blue leaf pattern.  I also waiting to finish the sleeves to see how much blue I have extra to make the sweater body a tad bit longer.  The design is a very cropped sweater, and I think it would be more usually longer.  The other kit from this book that I knit up had a lot of extra yarn, and I am assuming this will be the same.  I am already thinking of mittens with these colors in the left over yarn, and using the flower motif.


    • Sheila E. 10:42 am on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OMG! This sweater is going to be gorgeous!!!


  • knitting1105 12:14 pm on August 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    All finished but the finishing 

    I finished my Ilga’s socks yesterday.   I went with friends back to the Milwaukee Art Museum to see the Rohlf’s exhibit and 8 American Masters again.  What a truly wonderful exhibition.  So, I had lots of car time for mindless stockinette knitting, as I was already done with the stranded part on the second sock.  Now, I just have to weave in all of those loose ends.  The socks look a bit big, as there is no ribbing, but fit the foot nicely.  I used a size 1 needle for the stranded color-work, and a size 0 for the stockinette.  Here is a photo of the inside of the finished knitted socks.  Now to those ends…



    I love how the inside of a well executed fair isle project looks almost as good as the outside.

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