February 11, 2008
New project announcement!
I have started a new project! Yeah yeah....
I think I have a winner!
This is the Canyon Hiking Sock from the book "Greetings from the Knit Cafe". I have wanted to make these for a really really long time. I also have notice a few people out there have had some success with using Lion Brand Wool Ease. So why is this a winner? Well I believe Wool Ease has some Acrylic in it! And it's freakin cheap.
Oh and another reason this is a winner... I am actually at the heel! I am using size US 3 circular needles and they are zipping along. It also helps that it is all stockinette (sp) stitch. I always seem to zip through all the knee socks I have ever knit. So why does it take me ages to knit a regular sock??? I think the fussier the pattern, the potential for procrastination. I don't know if that makes sense to any of you. I sometimes get bored with the busy patterns.
Any way, I love this sock. It will be warm as hell, but I don't care. I could use them on a day like today. 9 degrees. BRRRRRRRR
I am also using my local library more to check out books! I got a couple of duds (in my opinion) and here are a couple of gems:
I love this book! I may even have to buy it. It is still available on Amazon.
Here is another one that I am not to crazy about the style of the sweaters as I am the stitch patterns. It is an early Alice Staremore:
I must have been Norwegian in a past life. (right Kris?)
We just got news that we need a new vehicle. Sigh.... I was hoping for our car to last until spring. Looks like we need one THIS WEEK.
So I will be visiting the library and using up my stash to try and conserve $$$$ (Not that I need anything new (ahem) )
Posted by beth at February 11, 2008 12:41 PM
Those look soooo soft and comfy! I must make a pair for my tootsies...
Posted by: Toni at February 11, 2008 01:22 PM
Wow, those are some books! Maybe you were Norwegian. The socks look great, love the color combo!
Posted by: Christie at February 11, 2008 02:14 PM
i've seen those socks and they do look comfy! i bet they are zooming along.
Posted by: gleek at February 11, 2008 02:57 PM
So.... can you come over before those books are due back? :-) I have another project in mind and need to find a pattern. I guess I've discovered my inner Norwegian self too! :-)
Posted by: Salt City Spinner at February 11, 2008 04:25 PM
I so very much miss the Syracuse library system. We have a much smaller library... but totally enjoy interlibrary loan. You should check out what other knit books are out there, you can get them ALL from ILL!!!
Posted by: lisa at February 11, 2008 07:28 PM
I love doing the library thing too and I no longer do the Amazon pre-order thing - this combo has really saved me from the duds.
I love wool ease socks! They knit up so darn fast and keep going, and going, and going. I mean they last forever :)
Posted by: michelle at February 11, 2008 09:23 PM
indeed you must have been! and you should definitely make the hat on the cover of that book.
absolutely love the kneehigh! it's luverly. i want a pair too ...
Posted by: kris at February 12, 2008 04:36 AM
I love getting books like that from the library, it's such a good way avoid the whole "buy a whole book for one pattern" thing.
Posted by: Cheryl at February 12, 2008 10:50 AM
Those socks look very comfortable! I have a friend who would absolutely loooooove those- thanks for the tip :-)
Posted by: Amy at February 12, 2008 08:36 PM
There is just something about a sock in stockinette that makes my heart go pitter-patter! Love 'em!!!! And one that knits up quickly is even better...
Posted by: Sheepish Annie at February 13, 2008 07:00 AM
I have that book "Scandinavian Knitting"! Really nice book. I've had it for 10 years I think. I used it to design a ski sweater. Really worth having in your knitting library.
Posted by: Alex at February 15, 2008 02:14 PM