Sunday, August 31, 2008

folk knitting

i love nancy bush! i even pre-ordered her latest _knitted lace of estonia_.


though, this sock is from her _folk knitting in estonia_, laila's socks.

i was just in the mood to start something new, something different.

my tension is a bit off, especially when i switch needles. i guess that goes with the territory? i know that sometimes people knit their stranded knitting inside out to help with that transition. i tried that, and it wasn't any fun. now, perhaps a wee 12" circ would do the trick? (though, in the past, i've found the tiny circs to cramp my hands). perhaps the answer is experience ....

the two yarns i'm using are from the stash. the brown is something very old by socka, and the green is newer, by regia. the green by itself is quite glowing. but, the brown tones it down, and it still pops.

size 2.25mm dpns.

7 comments:

Zarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Are you going to do the whole sock in the pattern, or just the leg?

amandacathleen said...

looove! I hear ya, 12" circs kill my hands too. Especially after the heel is turned.

gray la gran said...

hey zarah, i am going for the "full monty" :)
it's just too pretty a pattern to skimp on (of course, i say that now ....).
happy knitting!

beentsy said...

Pretty pretty!

Cindy said...

I love Nancy Bush too! Your sock looks great- I love those colors together.

Anonymous said...

The 'sock queen' ROCKS once again! Purdy, Purdy!!!! BTW...can I call 'dibs'?

Stacey said...

LOVE IT!!! These socks have been in my queue FOREVER. It's time I get to them!!!