Wednesday, March 02, 2011

casting on

this casting on thing is getting a bit out of control. but it's so much FUN! with a new month comes a new monthly challenge. this month ... lace.

i know, that's not overly challenging for me, but i want to participate in my group, sock knitters anonymous (on ravelry).

i chose this pattern by jeannie cartmel (she's jeanniefanihi on ravelry). it's called "magic mirror". it does fit in the lace catagory, as it has the yo's and decreases. perhaps it's a stretch, since the lace isn't really the 'feature' as much as a 'vehicle' to get the pattern of twisted ribbing to shift.

magic socks!

i'm using cascade heritage for this project. that decision was a no brainer, as i'd just purchased it on saturday. also, it's nice and smooth, and really shows off the stitches.

fresh yarn

on saturday last weekend, i went to a new LYS, Yarn Tree Studio. i really enjoyed the yarn selection and look forward to the store's growth (hey, this was only their first week!).

being the sock knitter i am, i was "weak" and got more yarn ... the blue cascade heritage on the left, and the golden ella rae lace merino on the right. now, the yarn on the right might end up something other than socks, as it's handwash and has mega yardage (460 yds). that would surely be enough for a shawlette.

i only plan 1 other cast on for this month ... there's also a mystery sock in this month's pot. and again, it's one of my favorite designers. that's hard to resist. i'll surely post pictures and notes, once i decide on a yarn and offically cast on.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

it's too freaking awesome looking, can't wait for the final sock :)