Saturday, August 26, 2006

The difference between day and night

I decided to take a break from knitting to snap a shot of the socks I'm working on. Out of curiosity, I took one picture with the "Auto" flash . . .

Sock progress photo taken with auto flash

. . . and one with the "Night time" flash . . .

Sock progress photo taken with night flash

. . . The flash makes the difference between blue and purple which is the color the socks are.

These socks are based on a pattern being worked up on the Six Sox Knitalong group on Yahoo!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Only the second pair I've made this year

I got bored with being bored so I finished the red, purple, and blue socks for the Prodigal Son. He isn't home at the moment otherwise I'd have him modeling them instead of having them laid out on the table. As always, the photos do not do the color justice. The colors are quite delicious.


I have mentioned before joining the LSSK group on Yahoo! and this was a mystery cloth we did last week. It was designed by a list member. This is my first time working with cotton yarn and my tension leaves a lot to be desired. Even knowing what the pattern is, it's really hard to tell. Part is my wonky tension and part is the color, I think. But it was fun to do. The only thing I'd change is the garter stitch edge on each side. Since garter stitch works up at a different tension than stockinette stitch (which is basically what the rest of the cloth is), you tend to wind up with a sort of hourglass effect. I've pretty much switched to using seed stitch as my edging because it works up at the same tension as stockinette and is usually as effective as a garter stitch edge.

As you can see, I still have to work in the ends so it's not completely done yet. (I hate doing in ends and I let that sit until I absolutely have to get it done.)

This time Horus was protecting the poor wash cloth from the nasty camera. I think that shade of blue suits him, don't you?

At long last socks

Sort of. One is done and one is still on the needles, but I'm knitting the first pair, for the Prodigal Son of course, using the superwash merino. This is just a boring, standard sock pattern knit in stockinette stitch but the color is scrumptious, a very nice blend of reds, purples, and just a hint of blues. As you can see, Horus was supervising this photography session as well.

New yarn

OK, so it's not exactly new. I've had it since the 3rd, but with one thing or another, I just haven't had the time or inclination to photograph it till today. The two in back are superwash merino in glow in the dark green and a wonderful purple, and the two in front are lace weight merino in purple and green and blue, pink and purple.

And as a special treat, here's Horus overseeing me taking pictures of the yarn. We all know that nothing happens in this house without the god emperor of the universe being in on it.

As almost always, this yarn comes from kbrece at Kindred Spirits Yarn.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

It's done!

I've just finished the scarf (which will be for the Best Friend, but don't tell her that) using the Missy Lace pattern from the LSSK KAL. I felt like knitting today so that's what I worked on. I think it turned out much better than I thought it would look when I first started. I'm not generally a fan of garter stitch.

As you can see from the last picture, I was also enjoying Stargate SG-1 during my knit fest. I'm watching the 5th DVD of the 5th season.