Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Monday, December 06, 2004

Knitting Log for December 6

Fluted Banister socks in Opal Handpainted #12 and a pair of matching baby socksAnne's Fluted Banister Socks - Done
The yarn is a very beautiful, rich Opal Handpainted #12.

The purple accents don't show on my laptop, but they do on Bob's desktop monitor. Hopefully you can see all the colors and get an idea of the beauty of the handpainted yarn.

I couldn't resist using the left over yarn to knit a matching little pair of baby socks for my granddaughter.

Went to the internet for a free baby sock pattern and found several to use as a guide. I incorporated the Fluted Banister stitch pattern in the cuff so the baby socks would match Mother Anne's.

The socks look so little it's hard to believe they are going to fit. I'm sure they won't fit for very long. Baby Girl is due April 4 so hopefully she can wear them a few times before her feet grow too big for them and/or the weather gets too warm for them.

Six Sox Indecision
Saturday night I stopped at Hobby Lobby to look for 8/0 beads for the Six Sock Knitalong project. I wanted a deep, dark blue which I couldn't find. So I settled on pearly white. By the time I got home, I was sorry I had bought the white beads so I found some dark blues online and ordered them.

For the one pair of beaded socks I knit over a year ago, the instructions say that the beads need to be between two purl stitches in order for them to stay on the right side of the fabric. Our Six Sock Knitalong pattern doesn't have any purl stitches. I'm wondering if the beads are going to be OK just sitting there on top of the flat knitting. At the same time I'm wondering if the socks are going to fit OK without any ribbing.

We're allowed some leeway in modifying the pattern to suit our needs and preferences. I'm trying to come up with an acceptable variation on the pattern that includes some purling and some sort of rib pattern.

So far it has me stumped.

Blue Old Shale cuffOld Shale Two Yarn Sock
While waiting for the beads to arrive, I'm knitting a pair of blue Old Shale Two Yarn socks for daughter Heather.

The fold down cuff is Opal Cool Ocean 226. The solid blue color emerging from under the cuff is Opal Unisolid 26.

There is whole post worth of information to write about this project, so I'll save it for another day.

Mini Basketweave Toddler Socks for CIC
Karen at Tangles knit a pair of Mini Basketweave Toddler Socks using the pattern from my November 15 post .

This is the first report of anyone knitting something from a pattern I wrote and I was thrilled to see the picture she posted. She made the socks for CIC, making it even more special.

If you use anything found on this blog, I'd love to hear about it. It just makes my day to know that knitters are reading it and getting ideas from it.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Marguerite -- I look at your knitting blog often. Your work is beautiful, but as you can imagine, most of the blog is Greek to me... Love, Carrie

Marguerite said...

Thanks for looking, Carrie. The "greek" part is why I started a new blog instead of posting the knitting stuff on Seasons of Violet.

I'm happy to say that Stitches of Violet is getting many readers, I'm having so much fun with it, and I'm full of ideas of things to do with it. Guess it's become my winter project.

Now, if I could just learn to knit a little faster . . .

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out how to read the comments -- I'm wondering if I post another one if I'll be able to read the ones posted...Carrie