Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Just Checking in

Well I am still a touch sick. I swear that I have the plague. But enough of that boring old news!
I have finished a couple of things. YES, a couple, Multiple, as in, more than one!! Being sick is good for something.
  • The Noro Iro sample for the store. One skein of this beauty knit in this super easy stitch will get you a shortish but substantial scarf. And these colors are just the absolute dreamiest! I wore it the entire day at work & nearly cried when I had to take it off & hang it up with the other samples. This stuff is pretty soft too, for Noro that is. I would just post the stitch pattern here, but I never know if I am crossing a line, & I really don't want to copyright screw anyone.

  • Secret gift project that I really cannot show or even talk much about. You will have to trust me that I have indeed finished this one. I will post photos after the eagle has landed, should be no later than Monday. I will tell you that this was the one made with red Manos. Teaser.

I SHOULD be done with my felted slippers. I have neglected them for a week now. I only have to finish the outer sole of the second slipper & attach it.
I DID however start my second sock, the red,blue, brown striped ones. Even though I said that I wasn't going to touch the second sock til I finished the slippers. I lied, sue me.
I am gearing up for the next pair. I want to attempt two-at-a-time-toe-up socks. I have seen a few tutorials on toe-up, socks, & lots of info about socks on one or two circs, but I have only found ONE pattern for the two-at-a-time-toe-up variety, from KnitPick's. I would like to see a couple more to compare techniques, etc. If anyone knows of any online sources, or books that I can out & get, whatever please pass along your wisdom. I have only done socks on dpn's, so this is going to be a very lofty challenge for me, just the way I likes 'em.


  1. I love anna's elfines socks, those are knit toe up. you can try figure 8 cast on or head over to misocrafty and check out her turkish cast on tut (2 socks toe up)

    glad you are feeling better!

  2. What did you end up using for the soles of the felted slippers?

  3. C'mon and do two at a time on DPNs like I'm going to be working on during the Knit Olympics.... Nobody else will play.

  4. That noro is very pretty! And that stitch pattern you used really shows it off well.