Archive - May 8, 2007 - Blog entry

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pair or socks

Margaret at Gourmet Yarn Co, my LYS, took this picture of me with my last pair of socks. Don't look at my stomach. I look pregnant! Anyway, I love the socks. I think they were made out of Shaefer Yarn, color Lola I believe. Anyway, they are my best pair yet. I learned how to do the tubular bind off and it defnitely works the best.

Socks Two at once!

Hi Men,

How's everybody doing. I'm a manic sock knitter, and have recently, after having knitted about 80 pairs of socks on 4 DPNS have discovered the "Majick Loop" method using a 100cm long 2.5mm circular needle.

After I'd knitted a couple of pairs on this loop I thought why not knit them both at the same time, just like sleeves, they'll be the same length, without having to bother to count. At the end of the process I'll have a pair of socks rather than being half way through the task. It's just brilliant, firstly Addi Turbo needles are indeed fast to knit on, plus sts. don't come off the needles in my bag.

The second sock has to be cast on DPNS THEN TRANSFERRED TO CIRC NEEDLE at the middle of the 1st round.

In this picture of cabled, re-inforced heel & toe socks, a pattern I'm designing for sale at the shop Loop, where I work in London, I used Colinette, Superwash Merino, 4 ply sock yarn, Colours Lapiz & Lagoon.

God Bless,
Happy knitting Men

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OK, I'm alive!

Geez,
I've been so busy, I haven't logged in forever. I apologize to all you guys. Winter is just killer for me at work. I'm still knitting though. I am doing socks this year. I've finished about 5 pair so far. I have learned the joys of doing toe up with the magic cast on for magic loop. Its wonderful. I also do garter heels and all the girls at the store think that its silly, but I like them better. They are easier to do in short row I think. Anyway, I keep knitting away when I can. Hey, I was wondering, can you or can you not take knitting on planes. People tell me that you can, but then I see sites on the airways site that say they get confiscataed etc... What is the general rule nowadays on knitting on planes? I have a trip to Hawaii in about 6 weeks and I could probably get several socks done while in the air. Let me know. Anyway, its good to be back.

OKknitguy

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halfdome hat

I finished my first "halfdome" hat last night - I ended up with too many stitches somehow (I don't know how unless I counted my decrease rows wrong) - but it turned out pretty good! I used Grignasco Top Print 100% alpaca for this one - it's very cozy - if it wasn't already warm and on its way to well over 100 degrees today I might have put it on!

I'm sure I'll be making many more of these -
as most of you probably know, this is from Jesse's pattern (www.yarnboy.com) that was published in Knitty...