Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shrug and Jaywalkers

OK, OK I realize that I am posting in rapid succession but what can I say life is like that sometime.

Anyway, I have decided to try the Jaywalker toe up pattern using a 2mm, 40 inch circular and Regia cotton sock yarn. Knitting 36 sts on instep and 32 sts on sole. Two at once and so far so good. The dream is alive.

Just finished blocking the Calypso Shrug from the book Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders. I made mine from a skein of Noro, Kueryon sans beads. That is with out the beads.

Well coffee break is over so back to work.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


It has been some time between posts.
Sorry. What can I say it is summer and I have been busy pooling (ya know laying by the pool, swimming in the pool. Pooling the verb) I also had family visiting from Newfoundland. Hi guys keep in touch.

I have always wanted to knit Jaywalker socks. I can't explain why. Ya know just wanted to. Anyways, I have tried 3 different sock yarns on 3 various sized needles at different counts. Ya know like 68 or 64. Anyways, I guess it is just not meant to be, my feet are very narrow and so I shall pass on the Jaywalkers. I blocked the Calypso shrug this morning and it is drying even as I type. I think it turned out quite nice. I am working on a plain black version of  the Pooling Rivulet Stole from yarnfloozies. The stole is for a friend who will be cruising in the Mediterranean this August. A plain black stole will be a nice classic addition to her cruise wear.

Here are a couple of pictures of the Chevrolette shawlette by Britt Schmeising. I made it using a hand dyed polworth roving  from London Wul. It is a 2 ply sport/fingering weight wool that I spun on my Ladybug.

Well let us hope that it will be a little less time between posts.