Monday, March 27, 2006

Eleanor saved, and sock update

Weather in my part of the world is pretty erratic - I can count on a spring snowfall sometime in March. The pain of having to scrape windows and brush snow off the car is alleviated by having a chance to wear Lady Eleanor. Yay! I'm so glad I kept her.

Eleanor comes into her own

I don't think I ever posted a picture of my finished Whitbys. I think I would have enjoyed knitting these more if I were making them for myself. Instead, they were the somewhat obligatory "See, I love you, size 13 feet and all" socks for my DH, who dutifully exclaimed over them, then stuffed them in the drawer with all his Mark's Work Wearhouse socks. Oh well.

At last, successfully mated
Pattern: Nancy Bush's Whitby, from Knitting on the Road
Yarn: Briggs and Little Tuffy
Size 3 addi turbos, 2 circs
Added 8 extra stitches to make the pattern fit a size 13 foot

And I finished my Rib and Cable socks, and cannot stop wearing them! They're my favorite right now!

Rib and Cable Socks

design by Nancy Bush, in IK fall 05
Fortissima Colori
size 2 (2.75 mm) Inox circulars, magic loop
modifications: knit swirl toe instead of pattern toe

Man, I wish I had sock blockers - the cables show up a lot nicer than in this picture. I'm sure I could make my own blockers as Sarah at Flickr suggested. But I'd just rather, you know, whine about it.

I love, love, love the feel of this yarn on my feet. However, I don't know if I can recommend it for this pattern. It fuzzes and loses stitch definition very quickly. Since the cables are pretty large, it doesn't really bother me. But if that sort of thing bothers you, you might want to avoid using it.

However, the way they feel on my feet is more than adequate compensation!

1 comment:

Kerry said...

I love that Lady Eleanor, and the rib and cable socks! Look at all that snow behind you...*sniff* My Norwegians are so out of their element...