Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

I recently got some STR in the mail -- I guess it was a birthday present from myself to myself. Anyway, I got some Lightweight and then I thought I would try a skein of Silkie Socks that Rock. Honestly, I don't know how I feel about this yarn. It's a bit weird because (I don't know how to explain this but I will try) it's like two ply but its very obvious that it's two ply because the different plies aren't the same color. It's definitely very soft, but I think any pattern would be totally obscured by this weird ply thing so I will knit it up in regular stockinette.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Monkey Sock

Monkey Sock
Originally uploaded by mangokiwi.

I only have one of these done so far and I knitted them while procrastinating studying for my exam. I like the monkey pattern a lot. This is my second time knitting the pattern (maybe I will take a break from the pattern after the second sock is done). Yarn is socks that rock Carbon.

Yarn Over Cable Socks

Yarn Over Cable
Originally uploaded by mangokiwi.

I'm finally posting some pictures... I'm so bored of studying for my exam (which I'm going to fail). This is the yarn over cable pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks in Socks that Rock Henpecked. They are fun :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

One skein of Koigu?

I wonder what to do with one skein of koigu. I have three single skeins... it's weird I bought two as a pair and suppposedly they have the same dye lot which was suspicious looking at the hank... but after winding its apparent that they are not from the same dyelot. (The other is leftover from a shawl I made my mom...). I know that I can match each skein to a solid color and do a pair of socks with toe, heel, and ribbing in a different color but that would involve purchasing 6 more skeins of yarn which I don't really want to do esp since Koigu is so expensive.

I wonder if one skein is enough for a pair of fingerless gloves?

Or I suppose I could knit every two rows for the two skeins that are approximately the same color but that's kind of a pain with the heel and the toe...