Saturday, November 28, 2009

Where to start?

The problem with not being quite so diligent as I might be in the posting department is that so much time goes by; so much knitting is done, that I don't know where to start.

Planning for KnitCamp 2010 moves on apace. If you haven't heard about it, pop on over to the website and look at all the delights that are on offer. Ravelry Weekend will take place on 13th - 14th August 2010 and I am in the process of organising a Guinness World Record attempt at "the most number of people knitting simultaneously". The present record is 256 (achieved in Australia earlier this year) - I'm sure we can do better than that!

I've been knitting socks for display in a new yarn shop to be opened shortly - it's not my shop so I don't want to jinx it but I will be working there on one day a week and also teaching some classes and holding "Knitting A & E" once a month. My only fear is that someone will arrive with a project that I can't sort out and the only solution would be frogging - sort of like DOA for knitting.

Memaid sock:

This is from Lucy Neatby's "Cool Socks, Warm Feet", knitted with Trekking on a 2mm Addi. (I don't know why it's so expensive at Amazon - it's on sale in my LYS for about ten quid.)

Here's the heel:

Knitted in garter stitch using short rows it's very easy and neat - the way it turned out two tone was completely by chance. Lucy gives two cuff options - a wavy cuff or a sideways garter stitch cuff. If you choose to make the latter, "there is no need to swatch for this cuff style". Guess which one I chose.

Second sock won't be knitted (but 'im indoors has expressed an interest, so I'll be knitting a pair for him).

The other sock I've made is the Conwy sock from Nancy Bush's "Knitting on the road: Sock Patterns for the Traveling Knitter"

It's quite a long sock and so has some very elegant calf shaping. Again, 2mm Addi but I don't know what yarn - some un-named ball of sock stuff (tt).

I've also started the second Soay aran (from the yarn grown about five miles from here). No pictures yet - the yarn is dark, the house is dark, the weather is murky. It's almost impossible to get a decent photograph.

Just because you haven't had one for a while here's the back field about an hour ago:

That's all for now - I'm off to do some knitting.