Friday, February 22, 2008

Project Spectrum - Orange and Red

I find myself going into overdrive when I have a "plan" to follow with my knitting. Like Project Spectrum combined with stashbusting. I almost feel like I have to use every single skein of yarn in my stash that fits into the FIRE theme before the end of March, even though I know it's impossible. There just isn't enough time in a day.

So here comes another stashbusting project. The yarn, Novita 7 Veljestä, is perfect for warm and durable socks. And I don't have nearly enough of those.

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For these, I used the pattern for Two-Yarn Resoleable Socks in Favorite Socks. What a great pattern. And so versatile (my favorite word lately...). I really like the effect of different colors for foot and sole. I added some stripes and a seed stitch heel. I've been drawn to different combinations of knit and purl lately. I really like the traditional feel of it. I also knitted the toe like my grandma taught me. Decrease every other row until you have a total of 8 stitches (2 on each needle). Pull yarn tight through these stitches and you have a pointy toe. I have really long big toes, and this type of finishing is ideal for thicker yarns.

I also started another FIRE project. Like I don't have enough red/pink projects on the needles already...

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Catriona by Debbie Bliss. The yarn is Novita Wool, and it's knitting up great for this project. I really like the chunky cables gone crazy. And the red is perfect. Almost exactly the same color as my Red Sweater.

6 comments:

Macoco said...

Those socks are fantastic! I have that book and was looking over that pattern a few days ago. Great job and beautiful yarn.

villapeikko said...

Todella kauniit sukat ja fiksut yksityiskohdat!

Tui said...

ooh, tuo palmikko näyttää ihanalle!

yvonnep said...

Great socks! And I like the cables very much.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous socks!

Elsa Xenia said...

De här sockorna tycker jag om, men du tycks ha hittat på de fina sakerna själv, dvs mossstickning på hälarna och ränderna. Färgerna tycker jag om också, de går så bra ihop.