Recent knitting

Well... I finished two pair of socks within the past couple of weeks - having joined a "12 Months, 12 Socks" knit along sponsored by WY Fiber Skeinks [a Ravelry group I'm in]. I hope to post photos soon.

The first was a plain knit pair in Austermann Step that I really liked knitting with. Very soft and great color gradations.

The second was my own "Ripple" design - renamed "Dragon Scales" - and is in Jonathan's marvelous sock yarn. He's listed as MJ Yarns on the internet and hand dyes gorgeous yarns in Lafayette, CO. The color way is "Fire Dragon" and is a grand combination of reds, purples, etc.

I also cast on a pair of socks Friday using yarn I bought right before the 2013 RMMKR when Quinton and I were in Fort Collins at The Loopy Ewe - Into the Whirled's Pakokku, color way "Inara". Very intriguing color combination of black, browns. yellows, oranges, and pale ecru. It is spiraling in the ribbing and I look forward to how it looks on the leg and foot. Only plain knitting, this time, as I want the colors to do all the work.

Hope to post photos soon but will need to take them first...something I'm still getting the knack for.

Take care.

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ronhuber's picture

I am awaiting photos eagerly. I saw the first pair of socks that you mentioned in Austermann and they are beautiful. I think sock yarns are very intriguing and I am waiting until I can buy some Regia sock yarn in a self patterning design by Arne and Carlos. It is new and pictures of it are lovely.

http://willswools.blogspot.mx/2015/02/arne-en-carlos-sokkenwol-arne-and.html

I would like to try all of them.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Ron. I've now attached photos of the Austermann and Fire Dragon socks. You've seen the one but the second is new both here and Ravelry.

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ronhuber's picture

The Fire Dragon socks are wonderful. And I must say you do a wonderful job photographing your socks. Beautiful work, Joe. I admire your skills.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for the kind words, Ron. I have to be honest and admit that my friend Dorothy took the photo. I still plan to take some photos on my own and post them as updates, both here and at Ravelry.

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CLABBERS's picture

Nicely done, Joe. I always enjoy seeing them. Is that the double eye of partridge heel in the one? I remember doing a test knit for you and that's where I learned it and found that to be a nice heel.

Mark

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yes, Mark, it is Eye of Partridge...I use that in all of my sock heels anymore.

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aussieknitter's picture

Great socks! Particularly like the grey/pale blue pair. I'm intrigued though .... how do you get the coloured stripes to be in the same place on each sock??? :-)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

In this instance, Mark, the yarn was so well designed that the stripes almost perfectly matched up without any extra fuss. Otherwise, you can try to begin the knitting at the beginning of a particular color for both socks. [Which doesn't always work.] I normally just cast on and begin knitting, letting the colors fall as they may.

Thanks for the kind words.

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michaelpthompson's picture

Nice Joe! You and your socks always inspire me.

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Michael, for the kind compliment. I'm glad to see that your recent tutorials seem to be going over well.

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michaelpthompson's picture

I do hope so Joe. I want to inspire a new generation of people to get into knitting. I'm working on a new course at a special discount for those who have taken my Beginner's Knitting Course. Looking to start tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement and support.

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

michaelpthompson's picture

BTW, is anybody else here a Doctor Who fan? These socks were just posted on Facebook!

Made with yarn left over from a Tom Baker scarf. I've done one of those too, and have yarn left. Maybe this is a good project for the future.

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

CLABBERS's picture

My son and i have seen every Dr. Who episode ever made! Love the socks.
Mark

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for sharing these...I don't do Facebook so hadn't heard of them. Tom Baker was my initial Doctor - the episode being Androids of Tara - and these socks are great. Haven't seen all the Dr. Who episodes but enjoy them whenever I can.

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