Monday, March 26, 2007

March Socks are completed and Ribena Scarf on its way!

What a hassle these Snakey socks were - because of the couple of errors in the pattern (or maybe it was just my interpretation?) - but the end result was OK with a little bodging. As I've said, they're a bit too small for me - I think they'll fit a size 5 (UK) just right. I've mastered the magic cast on (which is on the same site as the patterns and is just that: magic! - thanks Judy!) and knitting two socks simultaneously on two circs so I'm well pleased. But I'm knitting something mindlessly simple for April's sockamonth!
Here's a close up of the faux cable pattern. As you can see, it's a lovely sunny morning in Devon today!

The pattern is basically a lace stitch without the yarn overs. Makes a lovely flat cable like twisty snake. BTW this is a much more accurate rendition of the colour than my previous post - less pink, more reddy-orange.
And this is the start of the fan and feather scarf for my secret pal on ISE4
Now - I'm NOT, repeat NOT a lace knitter. It takes far too much concentration and I'm liable to throw in an extra yarn over before you know it. Give my a gansey stitch, or fairisle (where you can SEE what you're doing) or even a cable stitch any day, over lace. But I'm up for a challenge. I just hope secret pal appreciates it!!! And I don't have to frog too many more times. (I've already frogged twice!). The colours are lovely - reminds me of Ribena! Berries and more berries - Summer Pudding!

18 comments:

Jo said...

Love the socks...colour and pattern, the ribena berry scarf looks grrrreat too, I'm sure she will appreciate it.

Cheryl :) said...

I love the colors you are using for the socks and the scarf!!!

picperfic said...

I am determined to knit 2up with a magic cast on, I will just as soon as I.....lovely colours in the socks and the scarf. Which remended me that used to pick blakcurrants for Ribena when i was very young!

artyfartykat said...

The colours in the socks and scarf are stunning! I love the pattern in the socks too, shame it is a pain!

Christina said...

Lovely socks, great colour and pattern. And I like the colour of the new sock too, really pretty.

Mumov2 said...

So how much do you want for a lovely size 5 pair of socks? My feet would just be so happy wearing those.... see you tomorrow...On On xx

Dirk_Star said...

Uh, I think there may be something wrong with my eyes...

Anonymous said...

Excellent sock knitting! Maybe after Secret Pal 10 is over, you can give me some pointers. They're so nice...

Your pal!

Terri said...

The socks look great! I will definitely have to learn to knit socks on circs - it sounds like a good way to beat 2nd sockitis.

TutleyMutley said...

Do NOT adjust your sereen, Dirk! There ARE lovely bright colours available now. I'll have to knit something bright for your sproglet won't I?

You guys - knitting two up isn't difficult! The main hassle is making sure the two balls of wool stay separate. Go for it.

Anni said...

Great socks. And love the scarf. Gorgeous colours.

Piglottie said...

Stunning socks tutmut! And I'm sure you'll be fine with the lace - just use a lifeline and count the purl rows ;)

Artis-Anne said...

What a great pair of socks and a lovely zingy colour .
The scarf looks great too, keep at it , it will look great :)

Rain said...

what a shame they won't fit, they're gorgeous.

Ooh the F&F looks pretty in that yarn.

Dirk_Star said...

By the way, is this a Pay Per Post?

acrylik said...

Love those socks! Thanks for the link to the pattern.

The feather and fan scarf looks to be coming along beautifully.

inukshuk71 said...

I love your March socks! The design reminds me of the tracks a snake would leave on wet sand.

knottykitty said...

Your socks and your scarf are both gorgeous! Love the colors of the scarf especially. :)