Saturday, November 03, 2007

Sweaters and socks

Today I went to a mini sweater workshop-slash-knitalong and started the Baby Norgi sweater - but more about that when there's something to show. At the moment I've just got a bit of what will be the hem facing. And I'm working on putting the final (sewing) touches on my York. If I stay motivated I'll probably wear it tomorrow and try to convince Rachel to take some pictures of it.

Tonight there's a Nor'easter, not much fun outside but perfect weather for knitting. I curled up on the couch with my last Netflix and finished Frankensock #1. Look at all the ends!

One of the downsides to manually striping socks. I did manage to get them all woven in, though, and I'm very happy with the finished product.

And I've cast on for the second sock already to try to avoid the dreaded SSS.

The yarns in sock #1 are (from top to bottom):
some striping yarn - Regia I believe - which was a gift from my downstream SP Mittenfarce
Lorna's in the Camouflage colorway from KBSX2 socks
some unidentified yarn from these Jaywalkers
Lorna's in Liberty from these guys
Trekking from my birthday socks
some Dorchester Farms yarn that I originally got at Vermont S&W in 2004 for an afghan square
STR in Carbon from these Monkeys
Lorna's in Socknitters Winter Sunset from these
Sunshine Yarns in The Cure
more of the crazy Regia
and more of the striping Jaywalker yarn


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Blogger Catherine said...

Eric says they look like something you'd see on Punky Brewster. Hehhe! I like them!

5:59 PM  
Blogger javede said...

What a cool idea! I think I need to cast some on too, but I hate weaving in ends...

12:24 AM  
Blogger Miss Shine said...

I think they're fabulous. You have inspired me to make some of my own!

2:59 AM  
Blogger Nichole D. said...

They look cool, in a crazy mish-mashed sort of way.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

Your Frankensocks rock! The ends look scary, though. Which I guess isn't all bad, in a Frankensock.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love the socks! Great use of leftover yarn.

8:32 AM  
Anonymous ashley said...

Love the socks! Did you use the same fibers in the socks? Or did you just use whatever you had.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Those socks came out SO FUN. I've got my collection going, soon I'll have enough for my own entertaining pair... :)

9:15 AM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
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    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
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    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
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    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
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    Kona Superwash
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    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
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    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
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    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
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    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
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    The Woolen Rabbit
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