Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Look Stockinette!

For some reason I have been totally uninterested in knitting recently. I am not sure of the cause, but I seem to have broken through a bit of that funk today though. I finished up Chiquita's back-to-school socks, just in time for her to wear on this cold and clammy day.

Yarn: Regia Mini Ringel Color 5216
Needles: US Size 2s/2.75 MM
Pattern: Most Basic Kids Socks (pdf) by by Evelyn Skae

I still have a good amount left from the single ball, though not enough for another pair. I'm thinking it will become another preemie hat.

With that done, I started a new set of playground socks. You know, the type that is good for working on at the playground all in stockinette so you can still watch the kids. Ages ago I bought some of Spunky Eclectic's "Potluck" yarn. (And hey look there is a Ravelry yarn. Sweet!) What I didn't realize or think about at the time is that every skein is different. Every skein.

So the two I got aren't quite the same. One is a rainbow color, while the other is a more muted berry with rainbow bits. You might notice that there are 2 strands going to each sock. I am alternating rows in each sock. Mmmm stockinette. I know lots of people who like more pattern to their sock, but nothing else soothes my frazzled nerves like stockinette in the round.

And speaking of knitting, I found a great booklet of men's sweater patterns at a local library book sale.

I had tossed it in with a copy of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, only to be told that all magazines were being given away for free. Now I wish I had been able to find more vintage knitting magazines!

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Anonymous Robbyn said...

I love Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. I'm nobody's idea of an artist, but even I could draw something recognizeable after studying that book.

It might not be anything heavy duty, but it has some very good advice and some invaluable techniques.

Think of it as yoga for the part of you that wants to express yourself on paper :)

11/9/07 10:18 PM  
Blogger pigbook1 said...

The sox look wonderful, I assume your daughter loves them. I also really like the potluck yarn, very pretty.

12/9/07 9:42 AM  
Anonymous mishka said...

I couldn't believe it when I saw that "Men's Classics" pattern book! I still have my copy--what a classic indeed. I made the number on page 34 for my father when I was in high school. In fact, I must have learned cables to do that sweater. It was pretty nice and it actually fit him. Do you think you'll ever knit out of it? Don't all the guys look like they're auditioning for an old James Bond movie?

14/9/07 10:03 PM  

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