Friday, October 13, 2006

Finished and Almost Finished

Finally I am knitting a Dale sweater for a DGS. Dalegarn book #142. I fell in love with the cowheads which may show up on other projects. The braided cast on that I used really flips up. I hope the blocking will control that. If not, plan B. I love the colors. They are soft and gentle but still boyish. Also hope he gets two years wear out of this. Lots of leftover yarn which will go into socks.

Speaking of socks . . .

. . .finished another pair. This is the combo of Cherry Tree Hill supersock and a solid Louet gem merino that I started as part of the pre-med procedure. I really love this Birches colorway from CTH. I can't wear these colors near my face, so they go on my feet. The Gem Pearl is fern green. I also have some mustard and some goldilocks which will work well with this. Enough is left over to make another pair for someone else. Maybe stripes.

Last picture of the Austrian socks. I include it because they are finished and because Candace Eisner Strick has a pattern in the new issue of Knitters. The pattern calls for using a cable needle to twist the stitches. This is not how Candace really does it, but her way, while faster and easier, is harder to explain. Take her class on this technique. She is amazing, as is the stitch definition on this technique.

Check her website Strickwear. I bought the Merging Colors Pretty Picot Shoulder Scarf kit in Purple Passion, but haven't started it yet. The yarn is lovely.


turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh - that yarn is lovely. And the pattern looks a wee bit easier than the one I'm about to cast on for. Gah. AFTER I hank up the yarn to be dyed tomorrow.

Jane Johnson said...

Hi Jane
Rhinebeck was fun, I have your dyes. I will bring them to next guild unless you need them right away. I'll be out of town Sat - Tues the 31st.