Thursday, March 08, 2007

Slow Goin'

I think I must've caught one of these totally heinous bugs going around any rate, it has slowed down my knitting output somewhat...

Nevertheless, I'm almost done with a pair of socks for the bf. The yarn is some Fleece Artist merino he brought back from Canada for me, and it feels great to knit with. It came in one skein which I dutifully split into two, but the colors got progressively darker and stronger during the second half of the skein, making for some fraternal sock action:

The colors are a bit truer in this pic:

The free pattern is here. I was curious about trying it because the heel flap is located at the bottom of the foot as opposed to behind the achilles part. (Where I did an eye of partridge anyway). I also started the sock using the Knitty Magic Cast On and I totally loved it! I have some sort of dysfunction when it comes to short rows, and I really liked this alternative.

Oh, and this would be the debut of my Schnauzer sock blockers (I have a pair of sheep ones too!) When the socks are finished, I'll get my bf to model them, though.


  1. Fleece Artist sock yarn is soooooooo lovely. I have one skein in a green colorway. Looking forward to it. I like your blue yarn as well. Hope you'll get over whatever you've caught real soon! Thanks for leaving so many comments on my blog! I realy appreciate it! Oh, and the magic cast on is my favorite cast on, of all times, when it comes to toe up socks. I don't like the other short row ones at all. Your BF is lucky, but he deserves to get such nice socks, because he brought you this lovely yarn! ;o)

  2. Your socks are lovely and such a pretty color. Good to know about the magic cast on...I'll keep that in mind for later.

    Hope you feel better soon. I've got a stubborn cold too and can't wait to get rid if it :)

    happy knitting :)

  3. These socks are absolutely beautiful, what an awesome colour!
    I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well lately - do take things a bit slowly for a while and you'll see, you'll be as good as new soon! Fingers crossed!

  4. The yarn looks beautiful!!! I love the knitty magic cast on. It looks very professional too!