Friday, July 21, 2006

Howdy Stranger!

I don't know if anyone's noticed, but I have failed to post for nearly a month. Ah well, it's not like I haven't been knitting, it's just that I haven't been documenting my knitting.

I have a treat though. My Trekking socks are finished. Want to see? Of course you do, shut up.

Yarn: Trekking XXL Color 107
Needles: Size 1 Susan Bates DPNs.
Pattern: Evelyn Skae's Creeping Vines Socks (caution, opens to a .pdf file).
Toes: I didn't like the point to the very end, and so once I had decreased every other row and had about 32 stitches or so on the needles, I decreased every row until I got down to 20 stitches and then grafted them together.
Heel: Actually, I didn't do this, but the heel as explained in the pattern gave a very stiff and dense knitted fabric. I would suggest in future to just keep it stockinette. However, it did ask to knit 1, then slip one purlwise and vice versa on the wrong side. It seemed tedious and created twisted stitches, so I knit 1 and then slipped one knitwise and vice versa for the wrong side. No problems noted at all.

I really like Trekking. It is very soft yarn, though I didn't initially really believe it would be. But putting it on and taking it off reinstated my love for the socks. I'm glad I'm making mom a pair. :)

1 comment:

  1. They are beautiful! Love the pattern and your Trekking colorway, too!