Sunday, November 23, 2008

December's Sock

Well the meeting of our little knitting group Thursday night November 20th was very productive.There were only two of us but we knit up a storm. Nathalie chose the next sock we will be working on as a group and it's lovely. She chose the "Cabled Corn" sock pattern from the book Knitting Circles around Socks by Antje Gillingham.I believe you can purchase this book locally at Cricket Cove. You can try Michael's and Chapters as well as purchasing it on-line.It is a good book to have for anyone interested in knitting socks on 2 circular needles. The pattern calls for a light weight worsted sock yarn on 3.25mm needles for a gauge of 7 sts/inch.Well I went to Cricket Cove and London Wool searching for this weight.Here is what I swatched this morning on 3.25mm that gave me the exact gauge, On Your Toes DK Boot Sock, Briggs and Little Sport, Patons Kroy Sock, Lana Grossa Meilenweit Stile Missoni Yarn and, Regia . Swatched at proper gauge from LYS on 3.5mm needles was Trekking XXL and swatched at proper gauge on 3.25mm from my stash was Drops Fabel .

Interestingly I invited the two sales persons who waited on me at both London Wul and Cricket Cove showed interest in knitting socks on 2 circular needles.Let me just state for the record that anyone wanting to join us on knitting night is more than welcome! We are small group of four. As far as I am aware we are not exclusive and we do not charge to attend. Our meeting nights are variable as we all work.Please find the next meeting night in the sidebar. If you do not have this months pattern supply your own.The pattern has a cable running down the sides. I use knit picks harmony wood needles but any circular needle will do. Just a personal preference really.Addi turbos are good needles as well. I like to use a 16 inch and a 24 inch needle but two 24 inch needles work. Here is a site that has a very good tutorial Lazy Perry Ranch Blog,Two Socks at Once Tutorial. Hope to see at Reid's Newsstand in Riverview December,8th at 6pm.

Here are my finished RPM socks that I knit using Briggs and Little Sport.I love that yarn.It is so flexible (stretchy).The pattern was easy enough and I like the choices it offered. I chose the non-spiraled foot and the flap heel. In case you haven't noticed I like just above the ankle socks for everyday but I am considering longer boot socks for the winter.Brrr!

Also Cricket Cove invites you to their Open House in Moncton. Saturday, November 29 10-5pm,303 Mountain Road. I hope I can convince my SIL (who will be visiting from Newfoundland)to come along with me. I know she is a knitter but who knows what she will feel up to.

Take Care

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

and so she wept!

I am weeping for joy!


Last Wednesday my desktop went for a poo and I am just now getting it back up and running.Thank you ever so much.

I would like to actually thank the Microsoft techs,in particular John , who is a Vista tech for their persistent playing of phone tag with hubby and I and their patience.Also thanks to the Aliant techs.

Now before you get all down on Vista let me just say the shut down was in a way my own fault.Due to a massive update about a month ago I had to reformat my PC and forgot to re register my Vista in the required 30 days allotted.Even though I had done so initially.Thank goodness I did or where would I be now.Anyhow, we are up and running again.
... and so she wept.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Socks Revealed

Last night was sock knitting night at Reid's newsstand in Riverview.Woo-hoo!
I love meeting to knit socks on two circular needles and chat.I worked away on the RPM socks and had a great time with the ladies.I am using Briggs and Little Sport in a solid color so the spirals of the RPM pattern really show up.We will be meeting again on the 10th at 6pm, same place.We brought our socks and took pictures of them.I am proud of the ladies for getting through their 1st 2-circular-needle sock pattern and I know they are proud of themselves.Lisette took the pictures because her socks were at home in the laundry.

Well that is all for now.
Have a Great Day