Thursday, November 26, 2015

Lolly Stripes

I had forgotten about these. Completed just a few days before the bikes were shipped and not re-discovered until I unpacked the panniers when the bikes arrived back in NZ. I'll have no trouble finding a home for these!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Faux Mitered Socks

These are the ugliest socks I've ever knitted.

24sts repeat
I thought I'd best post the charts before I got completely bamboozled as their whereabouts! NOTE the "W" indicates a double wrap on the second row of the pair of rows.

Morse Socks

I created a mosaic chart of 6 sts using this mosaic knit generator by Scott Pakin. The yarn was Baa La Jolla and Meadowcroft Rockshelter fingering 100% wool yarn.

I used 34 sts for the foot section (upper) and 36 sts for the foot (sole) when I had finished the heel I ensured the total sts were 72. I used size 2.25mm needles.

I'm very happy the way they have turned out.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

On the road (Cornelia's Socks)

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Geoff's Socks

Geoff and Renée had a severe house fire and the rebuild has been very slow but finally they'll be back in their home very soon.

I thought Geoff might like a pair as a "welcome home".

Renée has been a sock recipient often and I thought her partner might be feeling left out!

Rosemary's Socks

For my new craft friend in London.

Also a new yarn by Meadowcroft Dyeworks called Rockshelter Sock. 100% wool. I also used a 2ply tencel yarn to strengthen the heels and toes

Dieter's Socks

We stayed with fellow motorcyclists Dieter and Cornelia in Germany and I had a pair finished that fitted her and promised Dietee I would send him a pair.

They'll keep his tootsies warm now that winter will be arriving very soon

I used a 100% tencel 2-ply yarn as reinforcing thread.