OMG.

Apr. 29th, 2010 03:19 pm
castalia: (DW - TARDIS by nishime)
Knit Picks has just released new colorways of their self-striping sock yarn.

They've got one in Doctor Who scarf colors, called "Time Traveler".

WANT.
castalia: (Shaun the Sheep - knitting!)
I haven't posted about knitting in forever, so here are a bunch of things I've finished and haven't talked about, except to post them to Ravelry.

Cut for massive picspam )
castalia: (Aeryn by greensilver)
These are my first pairs of socks, and already I'm in love with socks and knitting in the round with DPNs.

One pair of Endless Knot mosaic socks )

And one pair of Leyburn Socks, a stranded pattern to show off variegated yarn... )

One note and a question: I've noticed I seem to wear out my socks the most on the very bottom of the heel, so I tried knitting the heel turn with two strands of yarn held together as I had seen recommended. It made a nicely thick fabric, but I don't like the way it creates a more pronounced ridge at the edges where I decreased. Is there any other way to make a thicker heel cup that would avoid those ridges? I can tell I'm going to be knitting a lot more socks, so I'd like to be able to find a way to knit a heel cup that won't wear so quickly but not be too bulky at the decreases either.
castalia: (Lt George by wild_rice_icons)
I have been knitting a LOT lately. It's a nice way to pass the time when I'm subbing, and very relaxing. I spent much of the day on Monday knitting with [livejournal.com profile] shanola22's mother while my car was being fixed, and have met fellow knitter [livejournal.com profile] firiel44 through another friend, so now I have others to sit and learn with.

Not surprisingly, the first new thing-not-a-scarf project I chose was a tea cozy. Specifially, the Lily Sugar'n Cream Tea Cozy for a small teapot, as posted at Michaels.com.

Specifics and pictures behind the cut... )

Next/current projects: My so-called scarf and the Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf. Both of these have been lessons in Choosing the Right Yarn. Oy.

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