Monday, May 22, 2006

Yukon Leaves Finished!

I tried to get a little artsy and take the pictures outside. The inside pictures weren't coming out good at all - the color was way off. These are better!

Yukon Leaves with hand-dyed merino bought on eBay from this seller.

Started May 14 (I think!)

Finished May 22

The only changes I did to the pattern are I used 2.75mm needles - I got gauge with the 2.25mm, but they were t-i-g-h-t! These are perfect. I also did my normal heep flap instead of the band heel. I tried it, didn't like it. I did my toe as usual, but I think that was the same way the pattern did it, too. I usually don't read the toe shaping in patterns too closely. I just do it the way I always do it.

Now I am working on a child's cabled sweater size 4 that I started for the store awhile back. I would like to make Jaywalkers out of my Bittersweet Lorna's Laces next, but first I may make some Pa's Day socks. I've got some of this in Mercury to make basic ribbed socks for my step-pa-in-law, who just happens to love hand knit socks. They should go fast, so I should do them first so they're done, and I'm not in a rush to get them completed on time.

Bit of obsessive compulsion? Monster trucks and dinky cars have to be lined up all the time. Both boys do this. Maybe it's just a boy thing! Don't mess them up, either, unless you're looking for trouble!

Happy knitting!


Blogger aija said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! I love that purple, they turned out great :)

3:50 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Love the purple socks! And they look great in the tree. The natural lighting really makes them look so good. I will have to try them sometime.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Those purple socks are lovely! They are so bright and cheerful! They came out great! :)

3:36 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Oh! Was that pattern difficult???

3:36 PM  
Blogger laurie in maine said...

I've come from the Harlot's comment section to see the picture of you hanging upside down in a tree taking a picture of your feet, adorned by lovely new socks fresh from the needles.

Oh ... you hung the SOCKS in the tree. Cool socks! ;)

6:58 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

I love the purple socks, and I love the tree shot. Colour accuracy is great, but we shouldn't let it interfere with a cool picture!

2:18 AM  

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