Thursday, April 15, 2010

You can...

teach this old dog a new trick!

Today, Thursday, is my first drop-in sock class. To prepare I thought it might be nice to learn a new trick or two. My plan was to do the new pattern Skew, but instead of being top down on two circulars it is toe up. That was just way too many changes for this old dog!

I started knitting socks about 3 years ago and I have always done a top down basic sock with a heel flap on 5 needles. (the 5 needles was the most radical for those established knitters that only knit with 4 double pointed needles)

I have knit a few patterned socks, but I find that when I knit socks I like the fact that they just go round and round, very meditative.

Instead of jumping in with a toe up on 2 circular needles I opted to do my basic sock on 2 circulars. You know its not that different from the double points. May be the next pair will be toe up.More meditative knitting. This is a summer scarf/shawl made from a new yarn by Noro. Sekku is cotton, wool, nylon and silk. A typical Noro yarn with a wonderful colour palette and lots of slubs and texture. This will take 2 50 gram balls that's over 800 meters of work done on 3mm needles. I am just over the 1/2 way mark.

Both projects are perfect summer travelling knitting. Today southern Ontario is will reach 21 degrees. We have relatives that live in Southern Alberta.....they are digging out from this. I guess its no time to complain about the seasonal allergies that are bothering me this week!

See you soon!

1 comment:

Gwen said...

Look at you, livin' on the edge!

That yarn looks bee-yoo-tee-ful!