Wednesday, October 29, 2008 


(I'm knitting a sock and it's still October. Nothing officially Socktober about it.)

I fell crazy in love with Kureyon Sock a week ago, and the best thing to knit from it must be a striped sock (or possibly two) knit with rows from each end of the skein. Super cute, and this colourway (102) I brought home from Nysta is particularly sweet n sour.

On a less brighter note: This picture does not do neither the sock nor the yarn justice, but as you can see I'm having some problems with the striping, since both yarn ends shifts into the same colour from time to time, making the stripes very unstripey. My only plan right now is to make them very long, so the amount of stripes will increase and the blurry fields will seem fewer. I've looked at other similar socks on Ravelry, and it's possible that this happens when you knit stripes like this and that the sock will still look striped in the end. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for stripes.

I'm quite excited to try a few new moves in the art of sock knitting. First of all, I'm knitting toe up, with a beautiful magical cast-on Fi taught me. I messed it up, of course, but it's still brilliantly invisible and clever. (I've no idea where she found it. I'll get back to you on that one.) I then knit a Dutch heel backwards, as described by

Monday, October 06, 2008 

Last SP12 parcel!

I got my last SP parcel a couple of weeks ago, but life has been crazy and I haven't had the time to blog it. Now I'm done with my bachelor paper, so tonight I've knit a few stitches and managed to squeeze all the stuff I got in the parcel together (minus the chocolate, obviously...) and look:

My SP Stephanie sent me a really nice pattern book of sweaters (mostly), sock yarn and cotton yarn (I'm close to a lifetime supply now), a notebook, a body oil and a bag with a matching pouch (too small for knitting though). And Yes, there were some really cool "monkey mints" as well, banana flavoured, but they are, as the chocolate, mysteriously missing...

Thanks so much Stephanie! It's been a pleasure being spoiled by you! I recommend all my readers to go see Stephanie's blog and say hi!

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