Saturday, October 28, 2006

Socktoberfest and Hats Galore!

As the title suggested...

I finally finished my Pomatomus after many months. After I finished the first sock, it's been left untouched due to SSS. Thanks to Socktoberfest, it's finally done!

Pomatomus Socks
Pattern source: by Cookie A.
Yarn: Trekking XXL
Needle: Addi Turbo 2.5mm 80cm circular
Technique used: Cuff-down, magic loop
Comments: The legs are shorten by one pattern repeat since I have really huge calfs and it won't fit if it goes too high. I really like the pattern even though I think it might work better with solid coloured yarn. The lace pattern was a little challenging at first, but then it was all nice and brezzy. One of the best thing about the pattern is that it's not boring. Otherwise I suspect it's still be in the WIP bin.

Another shot? Oh well...

Up next...

Pattern source: breast cancer awareness issue
Yarn: Rowan Calmer
Needle: 3.25mm circular 40cm
Comments: I love those cables! Aren't they pretty? Especially the crown shaping, it looks like a flower ;)

Pattern source: by Grumperina
Yarn: RYC Cashsoft DK
Needle: 4.00mm bamboo circular 40cm
Comments: I got the yarn and beads for this pattern back in February, but only get motivated to start when I'm watching lots of drama and have nothing to knit. I just realised that my knitting progress is pretty much justified by how much drama I watch. Anyway, this is my first ever beaded knitting! It's much easier than I though it's be, the only part I don't really like is that I have to keep on pushing down the beads. I'm sure there's a tutorial for beaded knitting without beading first somewhere, gotta find it one day. Other than that, the pattern was super easy and fast to knit, perfect for gifts knitting!

Ugh, Blogger is acting up again and I can't upload more pictures, so that'll have to be another post.
Meanwhile I'm working on the Lang Sporty Cabled Cardigan(see previous post) and the back is almost done. Patsy is blocked and seamed, but I'm still thinking about the sleeves part.
Well...till next time.


sue said...

Oh those socks are just so pretty, I will definately have to get up the courage to attempt the pattern. I love the hat too, I have the pattern still sitting on my computer desk waiting to be started. What size beads did you use, is it easy.

joy said...

All very pretty fos, and all finished so quickly! I'd knit faster too if I had such gorgeous yarns in the stash waiting. ;-)

R a i n said...

Lovely socks!! Joy is right...all very very pretty FOs! Nice work =)

opportunityknits said...

lovely socks and hats! I haven't had much time to knit lately :(

Laura.Y said...

Pretty pretty! I dig Shedir a lot! Yes, blogger's been very unstable lately. I'm having the same problems as you.

Peggy said...

Wow, the socks are beautiful! I didn't think of using varigated yarn for lace patterns but it looks soooo nice. And the Shedir is pretty too!

Vanessa said...

looks like you've been busy :) love both hats you made..very cool. Too bad I couldn't wear 'em..I have big the way I started my poma sock too.

Mimi said...

Pomattus is so pretty and the color is nice as well. Oh the hats are so cute, I agree with you, the cables and the top of shedir looks great. I want to knit a hat for this winter! :)
Which dramas are you watching?

nona said...

Wow! What a awesome collection of FOs you've got here. I've been so inspired by everyone's Pomatomus socks that I'm about to cast on a pair.

Dipsy D. said...

I'm totally impressed by your work, all your FOs look so amazing! I really love the yarn you've been using for the Pomatomus socks, and your caps are totally stunning! Fantastic job!

Mei said...

Very impressive...and those darn hats! They are pretty! ^.^