Sunday, April 09, 2006

Mmm....Short Rows.

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.

10 comments:

AmyArtisan said...

The sock looks great! I look forward to seeing how your Tee progresses. Socks & a garment for me are goals for this year! :)

Areli said...

Great looking sock, the blues in your yarn are so much eye candy!

String Bean said...

I love handknit socks! I'd wear them all the time if I had enough pairs. Isn't Trekking the best?

Donna said...

I love your sock, screaming toe and all! :-) The yarn is gorgeous.

Bezzie said...

Man, see I am a sock doofus. I didn't realize you could make a heel withOUT a short row?!

But I like this 6th Sense sock...and I just read that little Haley Jo Osment is turning 18 this week. Random trivia, this is what fills my brain.

Zonda said...

Wow! Awesome! Now you are short rowing it in heels and toes! Cool!
Now don't get SSS! ;)

Pyewacket said...

Lovely sock! I've yet to try short-rowed anything -- it looks great. Perhaps the toe would ot be so obvious if it weren't in garter stitch?

Your Tee sounds divine -- I'll bet that yarn drapes like a dream. I look forward to the pictures.

Rain said...

The sock looks fab. The heel looks so neat compared to turned heels. I don't think you'd notice the toe so much when worn. It certainly doesn't look out of place. Great yarn too.

Jo said...

Cristi,

The sock is beautiful! You are really talented.

Jo

Sherie said...

Just love the 6th sense sock! Those colors are fantastic, I've gotta try some Trekking! And I really like the colors for your Tee, can't wait to see how it turns out.