Sunday, September 09, 2007

A Bit Longer

Lacy Rib Socks
Lacy Rib Socks
Originally uploaded by Garyou.
This pair took me more than two months to finish.
Well, it was almost finished, as a matter of fact. I've just procrastinating . You know, you need a lot of energy when you begin and finish something.

This was my commuting project and the fourth pair for Summer of Sock 2007.
Here is some information.

Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Martha's Vineyard
Needle: Size 0 (2mm) circular needle 80cm
Cast on; Magic Cast on
Heel: Short Row Heel with Wrap
Cuff: K2P2 rib
Cast off: Turbular Cast-off
Knit 2 socks at a time
2007/6/23 - 2007/9/9
Pattern: No.103 from _Knitting Pattern Book 300_

Now, this is my kind of colourway. It doesn't suit me at all, but I love blues, greens, and purples.
Cherry Tree Hill yarn is fabulous. But I had hard time winding a ball. I think it is slippery. Today, I wound another ball of Cherry Tree Hill and made a mess. I did wind other 8 balls just fine, each from different yarn companies. I really love this yarn, but I don't know I'd get another skein.

It was so much fun to knit with this yarn, though. Tight twist and soft feeling kept reminding me how fun to knit, especially socks.

I made these socks a bit longer than usual. I'd like to try something different for Summer of Socks 2007 socks. That's why.

I'm going to start next project for my commuting time, but I haven't decided which pattern I knit. I'm in mood of lacy pattern. I just want to do yarn overs. Maybe another Mata Hari socks.

I don't think I can finish it by the autumnal equinox. That doesn't bother me at all. Sock knitting, that's what I cannot resist.


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Sunday, September 02, 2007

After a Long Break

Rib Socks
Originally uploaded by Garyou.
I'm back. Well, more or less.

This is my third pair for Summer of Socks 2007. I thought I could knit more before the KAL began, but I can't. Tired of sock knitting? No! Of course not.
I'm just overwhelmed by my work. It's summer vacation season and I've worked more than 200 hours last month (And you know what? This isn't a hard work at all! My colleagues and boss worked much more than I did.) I had to see everyone going vacation while I was commuting to work. I know. They say there's no justice in the world. Maybe, maybe not.
In this month, I'll be busier than last month. I'm surviving somehow. Quitting work means death, you know.

I can't believe I really made this pair. I chose easy rib pattern and that made my knitting automatic sometimes. The yarn is fabulous. Once in a while, I felt as if I was knitting with chenille yarn. So smooth and so rich. As already written, this colourway isn't usual for my taste, but I really love it. I can finish this pair because of this bright colourway.

I have another pair waiting for me to cast off. I used toe-up pattern for it. I'm thinking of doing a kind of turbular cast-off. I usualy choose this method for casting off 1K1P or 2K2P ribs.
That is my commuting project. I've just begun my home project. It's another twisted stitch pattern. It is beautiful and complicated. It is too much for my exhausted-from-work brain to memorise the pattern. Every three or five stitch, I have to look up the pattern. Over and over again. But in a way, that makes me relaxing a lot. Knitting is fun and knitting socks is sheer bliss.

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