Ariannah's Knitting Journey

Monday, March 27, 2006

Various projects and a bit of stash enhancement....

I've done more knitting than blogging lately, so I decided today to give you an update on where I'm at with my knitting. This picture to the left is my latest project, the Latvian sock from Nancy Bush's Folk Socks. I've read various other knitting blogs and have seen them do it, and since I have a lot of creamy colored sock yarn, I thought I'd love to jump on the bandwagon with this great project. I am currently working on its mate, and enjoying it. I am trying not to rush it. It's a very easy pattern, which practically explains itself after getting used to the patterns of yarn overs and decreases. I added a couple more pattern repeats to the leg length to make it almost a knee-high sock.

This picture to the right is a sock I am working on from Lucy Neatby's Celestial Merino Sock yarn. I wanted to do a plain ribbed pattern because I like the colorway. I generally don't go for terribly bright colors, but was pleased with the way this pattern
worked itself out. I've started on the toe, but based on how long the foot turned out on the Latvian sock, which fits me perfectly, I need to stop pretending to have tiny feet (grin).

I went to The Loop in Halifax, where I've become acquainted with one of the owners, Mimi, who knits lace very beautifully. Although I've never actually done much lace work before, I really love the look of knitted lace scarves and shawls. Mimi's enthusiasm for lace-weight yarns has proven to be quite catchy. These are two lovely balls of lace weight Misti Alpaca, which they've recently added to their inventory. I plan on making a shawl with this, and I have several design ideas in mind. Doesn't this yarn look gorgeous?

2 Comments:

  • Thanks for "introducing" me to The Loop. If I ever get a chance to go to the city to shop, I'll be going there! (most trips are to the IWK and out of the city again)

    Your socks look great!

    By Blogger Dorothy, at March 27, 2006 9:44 AM  

  • Thats nice merino sock yarn! I'm sure you'll enjoy them!

    By Blogger mf, at March 27, 2006 9:07 PM  

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