Monday, July 31, 2006

K is for...


I'm moving in less than two weeks and I thought I'd give everyone a taste of what I'm looking forward to when I get back.

Kansas Sunsets

Kansas City

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival


And, of course, there are other things like knitting with other fellow Kansans and visiting the Yarn Barn and the Knitting store in Olathe (I forget it's name). I will miss Utah badly but with how humid it's been out here, it's like Kansas is calling to me and calling loud and hard. Okay already, I'm heading back!

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. :)