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Monday, March 23, 2009

What I'm Knitting at Present

OTN (On the Needles)
Well, what you can see here is the Nordic Lights Sock, that was published in a book: Eclectic Socks by Janel Laidman. The pattern is available as a free download through Ravelry. I'm having a terrible time following the pattern, and today I unraveled again, and have changed the placement of the heel flap. So what you see in the picture above is further ahead than where I am now................
This picture shows you that I am still learning photographic technique with my digital camera. The stitches are just not quite in focus.......
The brown heathery yarn is my attempt to use up some unlabelled balls of leftovers in my stash. This is an acrylic sport weight that I used when I was in college (about 25 years ago) to make a sweater for my brother Michael. The pink, white and brown ombre is Bernat Cool Crochet cotton/nylon in the Neapolitan colorway. I picked up 4 skeins on clearance when it was discontinued---love the color combo. Love the look of the pattern. Wish I could say I love knitting the pattern.....
I've learned some new things though, like how to hold one color in my left hand for 2-color knitting, and how to knit in the continental or combined method, and I'll be visiting Grumperina's website again to review her technique on picking up heel flap stitches. If you are interested in really nailing down specific techniques for your knitting, Grumperina has really analyzed the finer points of certain aspects, and I have found her (and others) really helpful. She tends to have thought through things that have puzzled me, and I thought most knitters would not have the patience to review---too picky. I'll post again about these socks, when I've made some serious headway, or when I can brag that they are FOs. (Finished Objects.)

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Beautiful combo of yarn. Can't wait to see it finished.