Monday, July 13, 2009

Something small ...

So it's been awhile - it's so hard to blog while I'm at school and hard for Mom to blog as well. But summer is well underway, and lots of knitting is happening here at knit two tog. So here's a little project to get things going:

Quidditch Socks
Gusset Heel Basic Socks [modified]
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Soft Sock Yarn in Gryffindor Stripe
Needles: 2 Addis size 0
Start Date: June 18, 2009
Finish Date: July 10, 2009

Though Mom and I both have a prodigious amount of Sunshine Yarns in our stashes, I'd yet to actually knit anything with it. When the Sunshine Yarnies group on Ravelry announced a Harry Potter KAL, I realized it was the perfect opportunity to not only use a bit of the stash, but also make myself fully finish something! The yarn is wonderfully soft, and the finished socks feel great on. I had a few problems with splitting, but as long as I made sure I was careful on increases, it all worked out fine.

Now for the pattern - it's from Wendy Johnson's Socks from the Toe Up. This was just a plain vanilla sock pattern, but I added a 6x2 rib (making sure to center it on the foot of the sock). I want to make pretty much every sock in her book (I think I will be starting her Lacy Ribs sock next) and was absolutely thrilled to find out that she actually has another book coming out next spring!

There's been a lot of other knitting going on around here - Mom and I are both making Liesls as well as some other projects. And the family is heading to the beach at the end of the week, so hopefully lots of knitting will happen there (both Milkweed and Ishbel are on tap!). I also have some finished projects that still have to be blocked and photographed, so there should be lots to come in the next few weeks!

Happy summer!

1 comment:

Sarah Bear said...

Wow! There's a yarn that makes Gryffindor stripes? That is SO COOL.