finally, on two fronts

The purple socks are finally done. I don’t know why they took so long, but once I picked them up again last week, they’ve gone decently fast. I’m glad they’re done though.

Purple Socks
Pattern: basic pattern, on 64 stitches with 3×1 ribbing
Yarn: Lang Jawoll Cotton Jacquardm 2 skeins
Needles: 2.5 mm Garnstudio bamboo circ
Started: April 18, 2005
Finished: May 26, 2005

They started out matching so perfectly, but they didn’t by the end. See the black on one toe? I kind of cut it off in the photo, but the bottom sock doesn’t have any black on the toe. Also, the dark stripes on one socks are lighter and muddier-looking than the other. Hm. Oh well.

Also…..*drumroll please*….

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Hey, it’s a knit outfit!

Pattern: Ubernatural from Magknits, by Glampyre
Yarn: Katia Pisco, from Elann, double stranded, somewhere around 7-8 skeins
Needles: Denise US 15 (10 mm)
Started: May 12, 2005
Finished: May 24, 2005

A super fast knit. I should’ve done another two increase rows if I wanted it to close over my bust properly, but oh well.
Changes: lengthened the sleeves, lengthened total body, more increase rows, reduced ribbing, no body shaping, fewer buttons.

Wavy Skirt
Pattern: from Interweave Knits Spring 2005
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, “Candy Apple”, 4 skeins
Needles: Denise US 5, 6, 7 (3.75, 4, 4.5 mm)
Started: April 25, 2005
Finished: May 24, 2005

I made up a size between the two sizes given, and it’s a tad loose in the waist but with the drawstring it’s fine. Comfy – I think I’ll wear it today!
Changes: made up a size, lengthened st st portion, double length chain drawstring.

I’ve been doing some other, small stuff lately:

I knit a swatch, for a skrit for my little sister.

And I’m knitting a little scarf out of leftover Mango Moon recycled silk.

Have a good day!

I needs me a wheel

Denny’s yesterday was fun! Stephanie and Emma were there as well. I hoarded Denny’s majacraft little gem, and spun up some white corriedale.

The big skein is a pretty damn big skein – about 160 yards of chunky/bulky 2-ply. The little skein is just the singles left over from the bigger bobbin. I’ll be kool-aid dyeing shortly! I can’t wait to get a wheel, but I’m going to restrain myself until the end of term (end of June), lest I be too distracted. I found the website of a place in Kingston that includes shipping and taxes in their price, and has a good price on the Kiwi.

In knitting news, I’ve finally finished a few things, so after a wash and block they’ll be ready for their debut!