Sunday, April 09, 2006
I finished my first of the Sixth Sense Socks (a yahoo group pattern) which feature a garter stitch short row heel and toe. This was my first time knitting a short row heel, as well as a toe, and I love the heel! The toe? Not so much. I mean, it feels fine, but I think it looks a bit funny. It kinda screams "HEY! I'M THE TOE!" Whereas the toes I've done in the past were more subtle. Click on the pic for a nice close up. That yarn is Trekking XXL Color #77 and lemme tell ya, everytime i look at it I see something new. I love this yarn! So cool. In other news, I'm about to start an actual garment. For me! I'll be knitting "The Mysterious Case of the Missing Tee" from "The Yarn Girls Guide to Beyond the Basics" (it's on page 95 if you have the book). What's that? A pattern? From a book? Yes. It's high time I did something out of the dozens (yes, dozens) of books I own. Something other than the Reverse bloom washcloth from Weekend Knitting. I've chosen Berroco Touche (A 50% Cotton 50% Rayon blend) in Colors 7906, 7930, and 7900. Or, in human speak - Light blue, mossy green and white. I know I could wait for the new knitty tomorrow, but I seriously need to start using these books I have. I'm sure there'll be something in the new knitty I'll want to knit, but it'll have to wait. I'm putting my foot down. In handknitted sock.