Saturday, June 10, 2006

socks collage 2


i still haven't finished my chameleon sock toe, but i did start something new. i don't know how old this sock yarn is, because i got it 2nd hand. it really hasn't been a part of my stash for long. the yarn is socka's cotton color, a blend of cotton (duh!), superwash wool, and my favorite word polyamide. the second ball of yarn still has a partially knitted sock leg attached to it. the first knitter of this yarn knitted the fabric much looser, and it's riddled with mistakes. this knitter is knitting with size zero inox dpns, so far with no mistakes (well, i tinked my mistakes), in a 2x2 rib with twisted stitches.

so, on the left is my knitting, and on the right ... someone else's.


blanket collage 2


this has been in progress since summer of 2000 ! eeeks ! it's always interesting to see old projects. when i unpacked the blanket this morning, i found the needles on it still. but, what's worse than that? i had stopped in the middle of a row !

this is the beautiful aran heirloom blanket from interweave knits summer 2000 issue. the yarn is classic elite's waterspun, long discontinued. the pattern calls for a whopping 64 skeins, which i got on a super saving sale ... but still, that's A LOT of yarn! the blanket is knitted in panels. there are three narrow panels, and two wide panels. then, you sew the thing together and work the borders. i have knitted 2 small panels, and am about 1/3 of the way through one of the wide panels. it only took me a few minutes to figure out where i was in the chart, and i knitted a few more rows this morning.

it is not my goal to finish this before labor day, in the name of summer of stash, but it is my goal to continuously work on it until it is finished ... hopefully before winter.

6 comments:

amanda cathleen said...

that blanket looks so warm, cozy and big! : )

Corbett said...

Ohhh.
Aran...
Yummy. Can't wait to see this one...
Gonna send you some linen to CROTCH-et soon...

painter girl said...

Dude!
That is amazing and scary all at once. I can't imagine undertaking that. You are the knit Queen. I need to make you a crown. Happy blog birthday!

Lolly said...

64 SKEINS!?! Holy smokes!
Gosh, it is gorgeous! Six years of laying fallow - it is time for a resurrection! Can't wait to see more of this. It is amazingly beautiful. You choose such wonderful pieces!

Siri said...

Ay, ay, ay! That is going to be SO worth it, even after 64 skeins. 50 gram skeins, I hope?

Monica said...

Wow. 64 skeins. I'm calculating the equivalent aran sweaters and can't get beyond "64 divided by... divided by..." That will be one amazing blanket!