Thursday, March 24, 2016

Craftsy 2016 Sock Knit-Along - Post 19

Test Fit
The second pair of socks in the Serpentine Pattern are coming along nicely. I have finished 3 runs of the pattern on one sock and started the third on the other, thinking two more runs before starting the heel.

Ran a test fit and they are fitting beautifully so far, absolutely loving them!

I am really hoping to get them done by the end of the month so I can wear them to the SCA event* I bought the yarn from and show them off to the seller. {fingers crossed}

Sadly you can't see the pattern as well in that picture, but it is really neat, weaving in and out from the center the way it does. I am loving it. Can't wait until they are finished.

*The SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) is "an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills, and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe." The event I will be attending is the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon in Buffalo, NY.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Craftsy 2016 Sock Knit-Along - Post 18

I am now through two runs of the pattern on the foot part of these wonderful toe-up socks. The pattern is Serpentine Socks by Lucy Neatby and is the second sock in the Craftsy Knit-Along 2016: Socks. I am using Edgewood Garden Studio Silk / BFL Blend Sport Weight Handspun Handpainted Yarn in Seafoam from my stash, I thought "Seafoam" and "Serpentine" just made a great pair.

I had started using this yarn to knit a different sock pattern, but it just wasn't working out so I frogged it and started these. They are going much more smoothly and quicker. (For those that don't know the lingo, Frogging is the act of ripping them out.)

Anyway, I still have one more run through the pattern before I start the heel, a little nervous about that as it is an completely different technique that I have done before. Aiming to have them done by the end of the month and the final pair done by the end of next month. I know I am a month behind, but hey... At least I am getting them done. :)

Are you doing the knit-along? Share a link to your progress here. :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

My Knitting Queue

So I was going through my bag of yarn with plans and added them all to my Ravelry so I actually remember what everything is for. When I was done, I had this:

So it looks like I will be making a lot of socks, but first I need to finish the socks I am working on.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Craftsy 2016 Sock Knit-Along - Post 17

Decided to change the title to post instead of day, since I am not posting every day now. LOL

I finally finished the first pair of socks and have started on the second pattern. Here's the finished socks after shaping. I absolutely love them, too bad they don't fit. {sigh}

Here's a pic of the beginning of the second pair, the pattern is Serpentine by Lucy Neatby. I decided to use some hand-spun yarn I originally purchased for a different sock pattern but got so frustrated I frogged them. So now here it is with it's new pattern. It is going a lot more smoothly as the pattern is not as intricate.

If you are wondering, the orange and yellow embroidery floss are markers for the sides and beginning of the pattern. :)