Friday, February 02, 2007

Socks and shawl

Here's finally a picture of the two sets of socks I'm working on. The upper sock is Dicentra Designs colorway Kingsfoil knit on 2 mm needles, and the lower sock is Opal Handpainted #21 (half price at the LYS when I was there) on 2.25 mm needles.

Since that picture, however, I decided that since I only have one skein of either yarn, I frogged the upper sock, and plan to frog the bottom one, and do toe-up socks, so I can match the length of the socks and use up the whole skeins, or close to it. I've gotten the first Dicentra sock toe started, about 4-6 rows from starting the foot. The Opal will get going eventually, although I think I'm going to wait and do those on 2 mm as well, as I feel the 2.25mm isn't making as thick a fabric as I would like. I also want the 2.25 needles for the Kroy Socks yarn I have, so I can try Knitty's Falling Leaves socks. The yarn is Muslin at the moment, but I'll be dying them some shade of green after the socks are knit.

On the Peacock Feathers front, I've gotten to row 92, I believe, in the third or fourth chart. I'm not sure, because I can't find the pattern! I went to PEI with a couple friends a few weeks ago, and took the pattern and shawl with me to show friends, but after I got home, I remember dumping a bunch of stuff in one spot. Then when I went to look for the pattern and shawl a few days ago, I found the shawl and needles no problem, but the pattern is missing. I've yet to do an exhaustive search, but am emailing the lady who's place we stayed at, to see if I may have forgotten it there.
Anyways, there's a picture I got of it before that trip, at my friend's again, stretched out to see half the pattern. I have at least 4 YO mistakes in there, where I've forgotten to YO, then fudged it on the next row, but they're thankfully not that visible. I just hope I find the pattern so I can keep going on this, as I was having fun with it, and still want to do at least one more in a different color. I've yet to decide which color.
Yay for pictures!

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