Friday, August 21, 2009

The Fish


Yarn: Panda Bamboo and Soy
Needles: Knitpicks steel DPNs Size 0
Style: Toe up (obviously), 64 sts around
Pattern: My own

These are another pair of socks that I'm knitting when I need something mindless. Yes, that means I'm knitting more than one project at a time. I don't really finish one project before I start another, ever, but I have been making an effort lately to make sure that I do finish the projects I start! That means that I only have two or three projects going at a time now instead of so many that I lose track of how many I've started!

This yarn, with it's little bit of elastic stretch, makes a really nice finished fabric, but is difficult to knit with - which is why I'm using my pointiest needles! Even so, many stitches have split and I've needed to tink back 3 times to pick up the splits.

I meant these to be very short summer socks - socklettes, so to speak, and am just now doing the heel. As soon as the back heel flap is finished, I'll do a few rows of K1P1 and that will be that (for sock #1). If it weren't for the splitty yarn, these would be done by now!


Briley said...

They look quite nice. How's the Panda Soy? I love the Panda yarns I have used.

Don't forget to let me know what you want me to do with those hardanger embroidery books. They're here waiting for you.

Unraveling Sophia said...

OMB! I was going to PM you on Ravelry and totally forgot!! And here you are doing me this enormous favour! I'll PM you tomorrow...

Paula said...

I don't do socks, but my daughter does & she complained about some splitty yarn. she hated working with it! THe fish pattern is very cool! I like it!

Anonymous said...

They look fantastic but the stitches look soooooooo tiny and the needles so very, very slender. No wonder the split stitches are a nuisance. I keep looking at my sock wool and those wonderfully colourful sock needles you bought me and think I should really get started. Although will summer looming I'm not sure what chance there is of that at the moment! LOL