Saturday, July 14, 2007

Off On The Right Foot ....

.... that's the name of the color of the Tofutsies socks that I just cast off - the Tidal Wave socks (a free pattern from SWTC). I am becoming fond of this yarn as it knits so nicely with 2.25mm dpns & the socks turned out so soft but these socks are not for me - I knitted them for a member of my knitting group who doesn't like knitting socks as she finds 5 dpns too fiddlely, so I offered to knit them - socks are fun to knit & I can knit them all day long !
I did made some changes to the pattern - knit them toe-up using Wendy's new Fingeringweight Toe-Up Gusset Heel pattern - use Method 2 for the toe & slip stitch gusset & heel - I really love the effect ....
.... the fit is so good & the slip stitch heel is so pretty - I think this will be the way I knit my gusset & heel from now.

I have also cast on another new project - it's the Elbac from Knitty Winter 2006 - it's a cable scarf which is completely reversible, having a front side and a back side which are identical - I fell in love with the pattern when I saw it on Random Knits. I just have to knit this scarf as I love cables which always don't turn out well on scarf as the wrong side doesn't look good - so Elbac is the solution.

Another reason is that I wanted to knit a present for my daughter's sponsor for her Confirmation ceremony in August. As Lydia's god-parents are living in Singapore, it was not possible for them to fly over here for the ceremony so I asked a church friend (Lesley) to be her sponsor. I noticed that Lesley loves wearing scarf so Elbac will be the PRESENT & so here's the start of Elbac ....

I am knitting Elbac in Rowan's Calmer (a cotton & microfibre mix) which I have in my stash - it's knitting up really nicely with the unusual shaping & I am enjoying the cables as I have just learned to do cables without a cable needle - thanks to a member of my knitting group who showed me the technique. I am having such a nice time knitting this scarf for the last 2 days that I have neglected my Alpine Lace.




13 comments:

Donna said...

I just finished Elbac in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. The Calmer will be *gorgeous*!

Donna
Random Knits

2paw said...

The scarf is looking lovely. I know how to cable without a needle, but I need the safety net of a cable needle: I feel so insecure!! What great socks!! The construction is wonderful!!!

Tanya said...

Really pretty socks! I love the Tofutsies, too. I also recently knitted a pair for a friend who is in my knitting group. She, in return, has been giving my vegetables from her garden. I think I have the better end of that deal!
I love that scarf! I just bookmarked it.
Thanks for sharing.

Dipsy Doodle said...

Wow, these socks are absolutely fantastic! Beautiful pattern, perfect color - you did a great job knitting them up! Love the Elbac too, it's going to look so lovely!

Sasha said...

You're always so productive Anne, and make such beautiful knitted items! Yay for you!! Looking forward to catching up next weekend :)

Roseann said...

What gorgeous socks!!! That heel is superb, I am so intrigued, I have never done a gusset from the toe up. The socks look like they have lots of nice drape, too. I am amazed with Elbac in Calmer, is there nothing that yarn can't make? A beautiful scarf in a stunning color.

tiennieknits said...

Love the socks! I have to check out that heel pattern from Wendy!

Knitty-Bitty said...

wah..another pair of socks done!! you are super productive and a fast knitter!!!

michelle
http://knitty-bitty.momo4ever.com

Bec said...

Oohh the scarf is just beautiful and I can only imagine what the calmer feels like :) Also I am off to grab some Tofutsie - you enabler you! ;)

del said...

Those socks are so pretty--I can't believe you aren't keeping them for yourself. Elbac is beautiful in that color, great job.

KnittingNutter said...

oooh, pretty socks and even prettier scarf.

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous! I REALLY, REALLY like that heel and I've bookmarked the page. Thanks for sharing that. The pattern is nice, too.

teabird said...

Your tidal wave socks came out so pretty!