Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Socks, socks, and more socks!
I have finally started my Rogue Roses socks from the RSC March shipment. There are a couple of new techniques for me in this pattern. First is this pretty picot edge. I decided to jump right in and fold at the picots and pick up a stitch from the cast on edge to knit together with the stitch on my needle. It is a nice smooth join and I will not have to sew the cuff down later. I have a little more done now and am ready to make my roses on the next round. The yarn is STR mediumweight in club colorway Gertrude Skein. The pattern is by the Yarnharlot. My goal is to finish these during the month of May for the Sock-a-Month KAL. The theme for May is Flower. Use a pattern with a flower name or fiber with a flower name and your name will be entered into a prize drawing. It was just the encouragement I needed to cast on before May's club kit arrives.
These are top secret socks from Sock Camp! It is a new sockitecture by Cat Bordhi. I won't spill any of the secret now, but this will be in her new book which will be released sometime this summer. I used Socks That Rock mediumweight in a Rare Gem that I purchased at camp.
I love this sock!!! I've had this pattern faved on Ravelry for quite some time and finally decided to move it to the top of my queue. I had expected the pattern to be difficult, but it's not. Very simple pattern and easy to memorize. This is a free pattern called Hedgerow by Jane Cochran. I am using Socks That Rock lightweight in Tanzanite.