Wednesday, December 21, 2005

On the Needles.

The Dalarna Socks have proven to be a joy to knit. I haven't had a lot of time to work on them, but they are just lovely. The yarn is Wendy Guernsey. It is deeply color and a little stiff, making for a firm sock that should hold up nicely. The cuff includes Tvåändsstickning or Swedish two ended knitting. The top and bottom of the cuff use this technique with some nice ribbing in between. The pattern is Nancy Bush's and, like all of her sock patterns, the directions are clear and helpful. Below the cuff is a clock pattern that runs down to the ankle. While these might take quite a while to finish (given I work on them only every three days), they have the potential to move into my favorite sock position.

Dalarna Sock
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Since I've been finishing up a number of projects, I've been thinking about what comes next. I was looking at this yarn: Peace Fleece.

Peace Fleece
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

One of my goals for this past year was to learn to cable. Um. Yeah. It's almost 2006, but I'm cabling! This book is what I am using:

I can't say enough about this pamphlet. If you want to learn about cables or to learn to cable without a needle, this is what you need. I made it through the little intro chapters and am getting ready to start this:

Gallery of Finished Objects

Gallery 2007
Gallery 2006
Gallery 2005
Gallery 2004

On the Needles

Cable Cardigan

Faroe Island Sweater

Rowan Denim Seahorse


Future Knits

Lisette from Rowan

Lorna's Laces Socks

Backyard Leaves Scarf

Eloise from Jane Ellison


The WeatherPixie


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