Thursday, July 24, 2008

Started a new KAL

AND NO there are no pictures to show for it! I got together with a knitting friend (whose hubby works with mine) and a friend of hers and we had a great time; we were to do one pattern, called Storm, a toe up sock with a provisional cast on. Well, we ALL tried it. And we all ripped it out. I got so I liked the looks of it but it was fiddly. Then L. brought out a pattern she used for a pair of socks and we tried that cast on and we all loved it, we used our circular needles from the "get go" something I generally don't do. I normally start the socks on double points, whether toe up or cuff down, then change to the magic loop method for speed and no losing of precious needles. We will meet next week to start our heels together. We will still be doing the Storm pattern, just not exactly the entire pattern. I bet her heel is fiddly too so we will see. I did bring my camera but to be honest, if you spend an hour or more on one project and rip it, when you get to the toe cap on another sock it sure doesn't look like much. I brought the yarn, from an Etsy shop that doesn't sell it anymore, I don't believe. The yarn is called Vinca and is a shadowing yarn and the progress pics will all be different for all of us.
Hopefully pix next week. And meanwhile that garden is getting so tall I might need to ask my husbands' friend who is 6'4" to tie up the Brandywine and Big Rainbow tomatoes; I am only 5'6" and it is beyond my reach. The squash and cucumbers are vining and vying for which plants they get to crawl over.


Joansie said...

Hi Bobbi:

Your group sounds like fun. Miss hearing from you. Also, not sure why but very, very difficult to see "comment" for me to click on to leave you a message.

Yarndude said...

Hey! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I had no way to reply to it other than posting on yours, so here I am. The sock I am working on is indeed another Felici sock, but I have put it on the back burner as I lost yet another DPN. I hope your sock goes better than mine!

Jill L said...

Sounds like fun -- I wait to see photos. I start my toe-up with a circluar right off with aturkish (figure 8 cast-on)