Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Here she is:
This started out as a "Knitting Pure and Simple" pattern. I knit between 2 sizes and I added all the ribbing. I didn't want all garter and the miles of stockinette were driving me mad. I also added ribbon instead of I-cord. I may dislike stockinette, but that's nothing compared to how I feel about I-cord.
Lion Brand Cottonease (stashbuster) 4.5 skeins of Licorice
Almost everyone should have club stuff already so I won't hide it this time. This is what I did with my roving this month:
I made sport to fingering weight singles. My intention is to use it to make a lacy scarf. it should stripe nicely. I know I said scarf. Really, I might make a scarf. Well, I'll at least start it. There is something else I'm doing with another roving, but I'm not showing you that one yet.
It's officially Socktoberfest time. I actually did some time on my sock. If it wasn't for soccer practice, I'd still be on the ribbing.
Lolly had some questions for new sock knitters. I have no idea if any new sock knitters stop by here but I figured I'd answer them just in case anyone was curious. Everyone loves random bits of knitting information, right?
When did you start making socks? I made baby and kid socks when I was a teen. I didn't make socks for an adult until I got bored with making baby gear. Which was around the time I was pregnant with the first. So, 6 years ago.
Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative?Gram taught me to knit and knit in the round when I was kid. I taught myself to turn the heel.
What was your first pair? How have they "held up" over time? My first adult pair was done with Bernat Hot Sox. Honeslty I cannot remember where the first pair is, I think I gave it away. I have the second pair and I stil wear them. They are getting a little hole in the heel though.
What would you have done differently?Nothing
What yarns have you particularly enjoyed? I enjoy all yarns. No really. I do really like all the commercial yarns out there. I think my favorite has to be my handspun though. I like wearing them and there is just something magical about making a pair of socks from something you created from the sheep up.
Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method? I don't crochet socks. I knit on DP's. I prefer that over magic loop or 2 on 2 circs. I have tried all methods and I like to do sleeves in the round on magic loop. For some reason I don't want to give up my wooden DP's for socks.
Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?) It depends on my mood. One week I'll tell you flap the next I'll say short row. Lately I seem to be on a short row kick, though. Not too long ago I was doing a lot of afterthought heels.
How many pairs have you made? Oh gosh. That's like asking me to give an accurate inventory of my stash. I'm not sure it's possible. Let's see. Best guess, Mom and Dad each have 9 or 10 pair. Husbeast has had 2 pair (although only 1 still lives), The girls have had about 10 pair between them. I have made myself about 8 pairs. Best estimate is about 40 pairs.