Sunday, March 26, 2006

Our camera wasn't working last week, but luckily it works now! Here is The Diva in her soccer regalia. She LOVES playing soccer, and she seems to be fairly good at it.

She almost scored a goal in each of the two games she has played, and she has been thrilled that her team has won both games. Go Cheetahs!

I haven't finished her other wristwarmer. In fact, I haven't even started it. Instead, I made a wristwarmer for me. Now I have both twins to finish, BUT... I started the first Cedar Creek Sock from Blue Moon Fiber Art's Rockin' Sock Club. I love, love, love the Rainforest Juniper colorway. When I get a bit farther on the sock, I'll post a pic. (Of course, I'm sure LOTS of other socknitters have posted their progress on those lovely socks.)

Happy Sunday!
Deb in Atlanta

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Witty One's Lorna's Laces Cedar socks using Charlene Schurch's Chain Rib pattern in Sensational Knitted Socks Posted by Picasa

I love, love, love Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks book. I used her Chain Rib pattern (p. 44-48) to make The Witty One's first pair of handknitted socks. I think they turned out well, however I am not happy with the instep.

The next time I make one of these 6-stitch pattern socks, I will knit the mirror image of the chart in order to get a purl trough next to the knitted gusset decreases. (I'd had the same problem with my Slipped-Stitch Rib socks from the same book, and I didn't think to make that modification for The Witty One's socks!)

Happy Sunday!

The Diva's wristwarmer in STR Scottish Highlands using Grumperina's Jaywalker pattern Posted by Picasa

When I first started using the Jaywalker pattern for socks for me, I found that this yarn pooled unattractively. (I should have taken a picture, but I didn't.) I decided to modify Grumperina's pattern a bit, and I ended up making the tube too slender. Therefore, I modified a bit more to create a wristwarmer that fits The Diva.

I'm working on a second wristwarmer/sock that should fit me. Once I iron out the proper modifications, I'll make the mates to our wristwarmers/socks. The Diva will need her second wristwarmer when we head to Europe at the end of the month!