Monday, March 09, 2009
The Braided Gem Socks from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn.
Though, technically, this is not handpainted yarn. Mini Mochi in color 104 (I bought it locally, but TLE has it and they call it Fern). Very soft yarn, but it could stand a little twist.
Bulky Boot Socks from The Little Box of Socks, the pattern is by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott.
The yarn is Miss Babs wool - this may've been the first shipment from way back when, when I was in the Woolgirl Sock Yarn club the first time 'round. I'm not sure they even carry this weight any longer. The color is called Waterfall. I had to take the photo quickly because Teen is waiting for these.
And finally, Rivulet has sleeves! Button bands and blocking to finish - we're looking at another incoming snowstorm, so possibly tomorrow! Cherie was glad to have the sweater, she thinks it's rather chilly standing by the window.
Also? I can't believe that there aren't more Rivulet projects on Ravelry (there's only nine right now) - this is one of those sweaters that looks much more complicated than it actually is. Knit top down in one giant piece, sleeves afterwards and you can easily make any changes along the way that you like. There's one on Ravelry that looks about four inches longer than mine - she knit seed instead of garter stitch - I really like what she's done. I wish I'd thought of adding the extra stitches and knitting my button band at the same time - hate doing it afterwards!
Big hockey week coming up - State Tournament and Gopher Playoff hockey gearing up!
The mini mochi looks pretty cool.
Sadly it doesn't look as though we will be gifted a snow or knitting day today ....
The first sock yarn looks so soft.
Isn't that the most fabulous thing about Ravelry? Seeing what's out there. Sweet.
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