Monday, February 26, 2007

A Few Things I've Been Working On

Added note: The STR RPM's don't fit so they have gone to the frog pond. I'm undecided as to
whether I will attempt to knit this pattern with
this yarn with more stitches or bigger needles.
Call me disappointed :(

First for UFO Resurrection, I present the Cable and Rib (from IK Fall 2005 issue, I think that's the correct issue) socks I started sometime last year. I don't know if I can finish the second sock by the end of the month, but I'm giving it a good effort (5 of 8 repeats done on the leg). These are knit in Regia 5033 with 70 stitches for the leg and 68 stitches for the foot on size US1 dpn's.

Next up are the RPM socks I started in STR Watermelon Tourmaline. I'm knitting them on US1.5 dpn's and I probably should have used 2's. I'll have to wait to see if they fit (I think they will though, but I may be delusional about this because I really don't want to rip this sock). The pooling doesn't bother me (I know it does some knitters, but not me). And I love how the yarn looks so different on the foot without the pattern.

And the last new start... I know I'm starting early but here are my March socks for Socktopia... "It's Not Easy Being Green" (the theme I'm going with). This is the Louet Gems (Sage) Monica gave me for Christmas. I'm knitting the "Seduction Sock" pattern for these. It's a lovely lace pattern and very easy to memorize. I'm knitting the foot plain (don't want to risk running out of yarn). 48 stitches on US3 dpn's.

That's all the show and tell for now. More later. Have a good week!


monica said...

They all look lovely. I love the color of that Regia. And I love the color of the STR. Your seduction sock is very pretty too, I may have to knit that one myself.

~Tonia~ said...

Wow they are all so lovely. I love the STR colorway. Sooo pretty.

Anonymous said...

i love all the socks
i am still knitting your pair but have not forgotton you!

your sockret pal

Sourire11 said...

They are all pretty but I especially like the STR one... great yarn/pattern combo!

Shelley said...

Awesome socks! Think I'm going to have to give that Seduction Sock a try...

Love, love, love that Watermelon Tourmeline (or whatever it was called) coloured pretty!

monica said...

Bummer! Let the yarn rest for awhile and give the pattern some thought. maybe it just needs to be knit on size 2 needles.

Make Time said...

The Seduction Socks look great, and thanks for a link to a pattern I hadn't seen before!