Saturday, June 30, 2007

"Moorish Lattice" Sock (KAL)

My first sock for the KAL, in progress:

Pattern: "Moorish Lattice" from Charlene Schurch's "Sensational Knitted Socks"
Yarn: "Paladin", my own hand-dyed colorway
Needles: Size 1 Lantern Moon dpns

Also have a SotM from my LYS in progress. Will photograph and post soon.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

First Cape Cod Done!

Been a crazy few weeks and not much knitting done, unfortunately, but my first adapted "Cape Cod" sock is now finished--yay!

It's a Good Day to Dye...

Hurray, Summer of Socks KAL started! I'll post soon about my projects, but first, my first attempts at dyeing hand-painted sock yarn are below. Woohoo!

"Hudson Bay," named for the colors (white with indigo, red, yellow and green stripes) of a Hudson Bay trade blanket.

The next three are named in tribute to my inner fantasy RPG gaming geek; I can blame "Neverwinter Nights 2" and "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" for keeping me very busy in the last year. So I'm naming these for the classes of hero available in a D 'n' D game.

"Paladin", for everybody's favorite spell'n' sword wielding holy knights. They maybe need to lighten up a bit, but they smite evil like nobody's business, and rumor is that they're real fun at karaoke night at the bar once they've had a few shots of whiskey. ;-)

"Sorceror". These are the "study shmuddy, who needs control?" spellcasters. It's all about the instinct! You'll never need to worry about starting fires for s'mores again...just make sure you're wearing your Asbestos Chainmail +3.

"Ranger". Kin of the wild: scouts, trackers, wilderness survival experts--the original outdoorsmen and women. You'll often find them with an animal companion. Just don't ask them where Yogi went to.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Cape Cod almost done...

Almost done! Just need to do the toe decreases and kitchener it off, which should hopefully be finished tomorrow. Sheepy sock blockers come from The Loopy Ewe.