Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Knitting in Switzerland

Sorry for the blog silence. Salvbard, Chiquita and I have been on a European adventure.

You can see me happily knitting away here in a photo taken in Basel, Switzerland two days ago. We had just gotten our luggage returned to us the night before (it was briefly lost by the airlines), and I was very happy to be reunited with my knitting! I was nervous about having a nearly done pair of socks getting confiscated by an overenthusiastic airport security worker, so I had put it in my checked luggage.

(Note that these socks are blue for July in Project Spectrum.)
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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Frost Giant Socks

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I was making a second pair of socks for my housemate, whom we will affectionately refer to as the Frost Giant. These socks were actually knit more than a year ago (?!) in June 2010, but I hadn't blogged the for lack of a photoshoot. Normally I would just take a photoshoot on my sock blockers if the recipient (or someone with equivalent sized feet) is not available. Unfortunately that isn't an option with FG's US men size 14-15 size feet!

Yarn: Regia Stretch Color in color 84
Yarn Source: Somerville Yarn Swap
Needles: US 1 - 2.25 mm
Pattern: 84 sts, 2X2 rib, heel-stitch heel flap and wedge toe

There are few things less intrinsically awe inspiring than an unworn sock picture, so let's show you a picture with one of my socks for scale.

Aww, my sock looks so wee and cute. Clearly I love FG very much. Seriously an 84 stitch sock?

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