Mutter of Purl

My opinions (and I do have a lot of them) on knitting and sometimes other topics.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Resolutionarily speaking

Is that even a word? It is now.

When I moved to SoCal in October, I gave away TONS of yarn and fabric! I packed only my favorite stash yarn and forgot about it until I unpacked it in my new place.

HOLY CRAP! I have so much yarn I can't even imagine what I can do with it all. Now it is time to face the music, as it were, and knit up stash yarn. For Christmas, I made 2 pairs of socks and have started on a third. I did slip after I landed here in Canoga Park and purchased some great Karabella Aurora 8 for a specific project. Other than that, I have been fairly indulgence-free. I found this today and decided that I am in.

Sorry, no photos today. I will try to get some on in the next week or so.

Monday, December 18, 2006

What have I been doing?

When I moved from Washington to California, I left my knitting needles behind to be sent to me as soon as I got settled. I had one set of circulars with me, a size 2. They are still the only needles I have! What does one knit when one has only a size 2 circular needle?

The legs look very skinny but that is an illusion. After turning the heels (I make socks two-at-a-time-toe-up) I started a K3 P2 ribbing. For the last 1/2 inch I went to a K1 P1 rib. So they look funny, but will fit very well and hopefully not sag. The yarn is Trekking XXL in color 100. I knit the pair from both ends of the skein at the same time, one from the outside of the ball and one from the center. I like to think of them as fraternal twins, okay?

While I like the Trekking XXL, there were spots where the yarn was decidedly thinner or thicker than other spots. Very noticeable when you are making both socks at the same time.

If anyone wants the instructions for my reverse flap heel, email me and I will send it off to you.