Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Knit Photo Shoot

You want pictures? We got your pictures, right here! Let's start off with the Besotted scarf. The photo above shows the scarf in its pre-blocked stage.

In this photo, we see the scarf still pinned out. It's just a wee bit damp on the bottom, so I'm giving it another night before unpinning. I asked for, and received, alot of wonderful advice from the folks at Knit Talk, and I really appreciate it (and them). I was extremely nervous about over-stretching the stitches, and in the end I may have under-done things. But I think the blocked version is an improvement. I still have a way to go, but after all this is only the second thing I can remember blocking since I started knitting almost 40 years ago.

Here is the pair of I Love Gansey socks, hot off the needles. I think the plain foot is fine, especially since my sister has never seen a photo of these socks as knitted according to the design, with the pattern extending down the heel and instep.

A close up of the leg, pre-blocking (wait until you get a load of my super-duper, high tech sock blockers).

Ta da! Get a load of those crazy sock blockers, man! They're... wait for it... socks!! Avi's store-bought sweatsocks, tucked inside of plastic sandwich bags. Hey, I'm just a wild and crazy knitter, after all!

In other news, I've started a pair of socks for my younger niece, who turns 15 on November 19th. I'm using the Oh So Nikki pattern, free at Knoxsocks Designs. I can't tell you the yarn I'm using, because it's downstairs and I'm not, and it's something new to me so I don't remember the name.

And if you can stand further excitement, I completed three more cards for my sister today! I'm down to the Last Four Cards!! Can I get a WHOO HOO?

You're right. It might be a tad premature. How about a GOOD JOB?!


Anonymous said...

Looks great, Amy. I'm calling you the "Sock Queen"! :>)

Anonymous said...

Honestly, if you set the bar any higher, no one will be able to reach it! :)


LizzieK8 said...

Those socks are great... I am bound and determined, New Year Resolution, I'm going to make a patterned sock. I've already decided it'll be a Christmas stocking so I don't have to worry about SSS!