Some FOsJune 5, 2007 at 3:42 am | Posted in Finished Projects | 2 Comments
I’ve squeezed out a few knitting projects here and there lately. First are the Swap Socks I made for Nancy:
Yarn: I really Don’t know what It was. I found it in my mom’s stash and she said she didn’t want it. I think she said something about Fleece Artist? I dunno, it matched the colors that Nancy said she liked.
Needles: US Size 1 Addi Turbo Lace, 2 circulars (My new favorite sock needles. The new Addi Lace are really nice.)
Pattern: 60 stitches (I think), Toe-up, reverse heel flap.
I loved making these socks. Toe up socks seem to go more quick than top-down ones, but I prefered the heel-flap heel to the Short row in the way they fit, so I tackled Reverse heel flaps, which was pretty easy, and really fun to do. I highly recommend it.
Next up, I made a hat today:
The colors are really off. The bathroom light is no good. This picture shows the colors pretty perfectly:
Yarn: Plymouth Yarns, “Boku”, color #5
Needles: US Size 6 Circular and DPNs
Pattern: Silk Garden Beanie (Modified)
Modifications: I did 2×1 ribbing at the bottom rather than 2×2, just because I like the way it looks better. I also Changed up he decreasing. The way the pattern had you do it didn’t make much sence to me. Here’s what I did:
(Knit 6, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(Knit 5, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(Knit 4, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(Knit 3, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(Knit 2, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(Knit 1, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(K2tog) around, knit 1 round
And that’s about it. I like this hat, I like the girly stripes. I’m ignoring the fact that it’s June and I won’t be able to wear it for about 5 months. Who cares, right?