Monday, October 15, 2007

They're Baaaack

Seeing as I never found my size 6 foot model, I finally sucked it up and bought some sock blockers. Not just to show you the socks, but also to help while I'm knitting them. The Double Eyelet Rib socks I'm working on are also this size and all this lace... sometimes you need to be able to stretch it to see what's really going on. So, I bought them. And now you get to see the Roza's!

Pattern: Roza's Socks by Grumperina, IK Spring 2007
Needles: 2.0mm
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, Daffodil, A gift from MissT
Mod's: None. I knit exactly to the pattern. I am hoping that the 8 inch cuff isn't too long for my little recipient. I guess we'll see.

I want to knit this pattern again. For myself this time. I'd love to do it in LL's periwinkle... or blackberry maybe. It's hard to justify the purchase with so much other yarn rolling around the house. But someday perhaps. If I do it for myself I'll go up a needle size. These are too small for my size 11 foot. So if you have a bigger foot, or a wide foot, perhaps go up to a 2.25mm needle. The brioche portion stretches a lot, but not quite enough for me.

In other news... just a lot of WIP's here. The kids have been sick, I'm sick... not a ton of progress. I did start another pair of pants for Miss E. I think these are my favorite colors and with Miss E's blue eyes... swoon.

Don't pass out. That's right... it's a sock on magic loop. I think I figured out the correlation last night... most toe up knitters are also circular knitters. When I cast on the first of these socks onto DPN's I swore that toe up knitters had something wrong with their brains. I felt like I was trying to wrestle an octopus. I wanted to poke my eyes out. It took me several tries to get it going. Last night... I had some new needles here and decided to give it a try casting on with this. Um, first time. Not exactly a piece o cake, but MUCH better. And, much easier to knit while laying down. (says the sick woman) I don't know what the final verdict will be but I wanted to give this a try. I'm always up for trying something new.


Danielle said...

Such pretty socks -- all of them! And it makes me so happy to see you using your sock project bag :)

tiennie said...

Beautiful socks! That's my favorite way to knit socks - toe up and on magic loop!

SJ said...

Great Rozas -- so cheerful!

I have to agree with you on the toe-up/circular thing. I think one of my first pairs of toe-up socks I started on dpns, but I got so frustrated and stressed out from trying to keep the needles from falling out that I switched to circs as soon as I finished the toe.

midgeling said...

Love the socks. They turned out so pretty! Heheh - I'd love to be your size 6 sock model.