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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Contest winner, and minus a foot...

Guess what came in the mail? :)

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My Knit Picks prize from winning Heide's contest :)

No guesses on the nose, (though lots of good ones!) so random.org says they'd like to be the first to congratulate Melissa for winning my little contest! Congrats! LMK your mailing particulars (I'll shoot off an email later too) and I'll get the Kona superwash fingering and dyes in the mail to you.

Speaking of contests, we made the "choka on it" wall of fame, week 12 for our sheer volume of additions to the world's longest poem during my Lisa Souza sock yarn contest... while katrina grace and deborah *and* kerrie - Big Sis both all earned singular mentions for their rad couplets! So go choka on it again sometime (perhaps another contest? or is that too boring?)



As for knitting progress, my kingdom for a foot*...

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My pictures of lace are always wobbly.

Almost there, just need a few more inches on the foot for the "evening stockings for a young lady..." The closer sock is the more accurate color. I still haven't tired of it, even though its creeping up on almost 2 weeks straight of just this project.

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Well, not "just"...

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I started Devan from Knitty Spring 2004 on Friday (5/26/06), in Patons Kroy 4 ply for a little "easy" knitting for car trips and such. As for my cable and rib toddler sweater with hood, I'm knitting the 1 year old size but the 2 year old length for my 2+ year old... still a shocker that I somehow had a hand in having a tall, skinny kid.

I'm knitting both front panels at the same time, just because and because I'll know the length will be the same (I'm not so good with the details you know...) I'll do the same with the sleeves.

Not sold on the color... the Kroy jacquard has thinner stripes that other faux fair isle sock yarns, so the bands of color vary from 2-4 rows wide-- noticeable difference in such a small area. Not bad, but I'd not use this colorway again for this pattern because of it. I'm also nervous about the stockinette curling at the edges... here's hoping a good blocking will cure it.

I'm also in a quandry... I was going to use trekking 100 for the trek along with me trekking KAL, knitting pomatomus again, but poking around the stash I think that the Lisa Souza Sock! in bird of paradise is going to make a spectacular pair of pomatomii for my next project, instead. So I don't know what pattern to work the trekking in... I'm thinking of waiting til the new summer Knitty comes out and hope for a pattern there. I wanted something fun to take with me to knit at world wide knit in public day (June 10)... I am going to the San Francisco meet (I think); Berkeley is technically closer but union square by BART is easier for me.

Back to put some toes on my evening stockings... :)



*shakespeare forgives me since I still keep my complete works and class notes from uni on a high enough shelf so munchkin can't "read" (read: dance) them yet...

13 comments:

lexa said...

Socks and sweater are looking good! The Kroy jacquards are quite narrow stripes compared to Socka. I am itching to start a pair of socks, but I want to finish the child's sweater for the store first. Got a sleeve-and-a-half to go! I may start a pair on the weekend regardless if the sweater is done or not!

Melissa said...

WooHoo!! I won! (I've never ever won anything ever!) Thanks!! :) I'll shoot you an e-mail. You rock! :)

HPNY Knits said...

the child sweater is so cute. it looks like it might curl, so just add a few rows of seed stitch after you are all done (front, back, other front)

JennyRaye said...

I'm having a difficult time deciding on a pattern for my Trekking socks, too. What to knit, what to knit?

Jerry & Maxy said...

I just love those stockings. And such a vibrant red - they will be awesome!

The sweater is a great pattern - and your progress is coming along.

Hooray we made the Wall of Fame!

Areli said...

Your socks are looking great, and the new sweater will be so cute.

rene said...

The socks are looking fantastic! It's great that thye're staying interesting. The color is fantastic.

The sweater is looking good too. I can see how the stripes and curling make you nervous, but it looks good over the internet.

The Bird of Paradise yarn looks beautiful! I bet the stripes would look great as Pomatomii.

Chris said...

Congrats, Melissa! Your evening socks are lovely, wobbly pics and all. :)

I'm thinking Dublin Bay for my Trekking project - simple yet attractive. And I think I'm going to need a pretty mindless knit to balance the Amazing Lace!

Rachel said...

I'm not sure what pattern I'm using for the Trekking KAL, either. Probably something from Sensational Socks.

Stacey said...

You are so close on the socks! I love the red! That will be a very cute sweater in the patterned sock yarn. I made a pair of anklets out of (I think) the same yarn.

I'm holding off on starting my Trek Along #100 socks too - waiting to see what patterns pop up through the KAL and Knitty! I figure we have a few months....

Cynthia said...

Your socks look so fab! Congrats on the book; I have to get that one - I have the 1st one which I love! The sweater is great; it will be so great for a little kid. I haven't decided on a pattern for my Trekking either; it is a little tricky to find something to compliment the colourways rather than just knitting up any old pattern with the wool.

mf said...

I just adore those stockings! Not sure why but I do!!

Donni said...

Wishing I had long skinny legs like you and your daughter so I could wear those cool pink socks! Nice job

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