Monday, March 12, 2007

Monday, Monday

It's Monday and I was a busy knitter this weekend. I had two classes to teach at Neighborhood Knit Shop on Saturday and then spent most of the rest of the weekend knitting away happily in my new recliner. I finished the worsted weight socks I'd been using as a demo in Sock Class:

Pattern: my own basic toe-up pattern with garter rib
Yarn: Autumno (this is sooooo soft!)
Notes: I used one full ball per sock and got about a 3" cuff - so these are ankle socks.

I also picked up the Panda Wool sock and got into the gusset decreases:

I think I'm going to love the look of this sock, but I find it hard to work on because the construction is so different than what I am used to. It's not right or wrong - it's just different.

I also threw caution to the wind and started a new sock on Friday night (because I'm crazy like that). This is the first time I've used Trekking XXL and I quite like it.

Pattern: my own, toe-up, 64 sts on sz 1.5 needles, 6x2 rib
Yarn: Trekking XXL in color 100

The Trekking has 459 yds, so I'm making these as long as I can. Currently the cuff is 6.5" and I am only at 34g (skein was 96g to start with), so I still have a few more inches to go.