Monday, September 24, 2007

A Big Reason Why I Didn't Have Any Spare Time to Write on My Blog This Last Summer

Could it be these Norwegian Stockings now featured on the Knit Picks website? And you thought I was just kidding about all the commissioned projects. Now you know.
Specifications:
Pattern: Norwegian Stockings, from Folk Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential, in Pine green and Pumpkin; and Knit Picks Bare (natural)
Needles: Size 1 circular, using the magic loop
I have to admit that when I agreed to knit these socks, I had no idea that they were fair isle socks. "Yeah, next time maybe do a little research", as a caveman would say. Nevertheless, it was a great learning experience for me to learn two-color knitting. I still use the technique when weaving in ends as I go, but have reverted back to my ghetto throwing technique for everyday knitting. To me it just feels like I can control the tension a lot better. I know that continental knitting is a lot faster, but I knit to relax, people, not to win any sort of race.
Both my mom and Girlie have expressed interest in owning a pair of socks like this. Someday, Ladies, you will.

9 comments:

Laura said...

Those look amazing!! Great job! And I love the little hand in the third picture...

Jennifer said...

Wow! They are beautiful!

SJ said...

They ARE beautiful! Those are on my list to knit, someday (I'm still getting the hang of the two-color thing). I'm with you -- my throwing may not be as efficient, but I can do it well and quickly and maintain my tension much better than I can with "picking."

Kim said...

Holy Cow!!! From across the room, my daughter even expressed amazement. . .

Incredible, remarkable work.

Donna said...

Gorgeous! I am impressed.

Kristin said...

WOW! They are fabulous. I love fair isle but it is a little labour intensive. You've done a great job.

Meg said...

Beautiful work! I am glad to hear you standing up for us throwers - slow and steady may not win the race in every case, but it sure makes for a relaxing journey.

msubulldog said...

Oh, my goodness--no way! Those are SO awesome. It would have taken me well over a summer to finish them. Actually, I would have had to call KnitPicks and say, "You mean you want me to knit TWO?" Heh. :)

Elspeth said...

Great job! And I love the Cavemen quote, it fits perfectly! (Or in the Wedding Singer when Adam Sandler says "Something that would have been good to know *yesterday*." Congratulations!