Thursday, July 13, 2006
Back to WIP
Now that the birthday celebration is over, (no, she did NOT get a set of knitting needles as her gift!), back to the knitting on this blog. Guess I should rename it, "nuttinbutknittin&sofeesu".
I started the "Fetzensocken" pattern by Diana Meyer. This is the July/August selection of the Sockmaniac Sockalong group. It is a German pattern and the literal translation is "tattered or shredded" socks. I can see that....in a beautiful sort of way!
The pattern is easy, if you just pay attention to what you are doing. Tinking back on this much open work has been a challenge for me, and there is an error. Believe it or not, I fixed it the best I could, took a deep breath, and continued. I am living with it!! This is a first for me - but I believe it is a good thing. The alternative was to totally start all over - and I had about 5 inches done. I am fine with my decision...
I have chosen to make these in a Lisa Souza yarn, colorway is "Pumpkin". It has her usual slight variation of color, to be found in her solids - which I love so very much. Again, the softness is wonderful, especially in this open stitch pattern.
Considering my current needle situation, I had to find a 64st pattern, to be done on Size 1's and again I have chosen Pony Pearls - my current favorite, and I have several back-ups. (Take that, Sofee!) The fit is perfect! I am really pleased with this pattern, and again - another fall color!
Cheers - K