Monday, May 21, 2007


some time ago, i was visiting with leanne, and she gave me a couple of knitting bowls to try out. i passed one on to jackie yesterday, and used mine for a fresh project i couldn't resist knitting.


i think it took me so long to use this bowl because most of my projects have been knitted from honkin' 100 gr balls. the sweet bowl is much happier with a single 50 gr ball. oh, and it especially sings with handpainted yarn!

and now that i'm actually using this bowl, i have some great ideas for the next generation ....


i've finally made some progress with my space critters sock. i just couldn't make the striping thing and short row thing happen harmoniously. the stripes did not miter nicely, and i had some suspect holes. so, back to the corrugated ribbing! i tend to prefer a heel flap, and the extra roominess of a gusset, anyways. i am still slipping the first stitch of each row, to make picking up stitches less painful later ....


... and what's a post w/o something new? embossed leaves socks. for me, they're the next best thing to mindless knitting. also, i've been wanting to knit this artyarns ultramerino for awhile. i think this yarn works nicely with the stitch pattern.

note to self: kp's size 1 dpns.

11 comments:

The_Add_Knitter said...

Cool sock...and I didn't even know that knitting bowls existed, thanks for that!

Beth S. said...

I've never heard of a knitting bowl before, but I can see how it'd be useful! :-) They look like they'd be very helpful for plying, too.

Your Embossed Leaves sock is so pretty! I usually don't like that pattern in variegated yarn, but yours is very subtle and more speckly than stripey, so it looks fantastic. :-)

Calling Kahlo said...

I am third to type it but I never heard of knitting bowls. How neat! The socks are sweet!

gray la gran said...

the knitting bowls are pretty cool! it's the idea of my good friend leanne. she's a potter, and a painter, a knitter and a crocheter too. she wants to make more, and she's open to suggestions about improvements. her pottery is amazing.
and the socks, i'm liking them very much :)
hopefully i'll get some knitting time in tonight.

margaret said...

I *Heart* the Artyarns for the embossed leaves--perfect! And ditto for the corrugated heel :D

PCR said...

The embossed leaves socks look great in that color! Also, I've tagged you for the seven random things meme.

sgeddes said...

I had no idea there was such a thing as a knitting bowl. Very interesting. It is a neat looking thing.

Javajem said...

Knitting bowls! What an awesome idea. I love the space creature socks - I need to make some for my hubby.

Nik said...

Hey hon,

I was joking around with that post because it was a manly name. I knew you were kidding.

Stacey said...

what a great idea to keep the yarn under control!!!! I love it! it would keep my skeins from rolling off the couch!

Nik said...

Girl,

Can she make me a knitting bowl? I'd happily pay for it.