Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Things are just flying off the needles.

To avoid SSS (second sock syndrome), I will be casting of for my sock pals other sock this evening.
I have worked the 3x3 ribbing on orangina until I could take it no more. I am there....that spot...so close to the finish line. A little weaving in, and a little blocking....and then come the photos.
My Jo Sharp sweater is also coming along. Here is the front completed.

I am loving this yarn...the texture is gorgeous. Hopefully my math was correct...it does look like it will fit like a glove....maybe literally!
I also picked up some koigu in London when visiting with the Harlot.

I bought 2 of each colour...one has more pink...and one is more green. As I look through patterns, many take 3 skeins of koigu...any suggestions for 2 skein koigu socks? I know I've seen some beautiful lace koigu socks on someone's blog out in knitting blogland. Usually I prefer solid colours for textured work...but the colourway is pretty light in these so I think I would like to try texture or lace with it. Anyone?

I'm sure many of you have heard about Kerstin's loss over At My Knits End. Annie at Knitty Gritty is organizing a blanket where knit squares, sent by knitters, will be assembled for her SIL. The details are here if you are interested.

6 comments:

LisaB said...

I love the yarn on your Jo Sharp sweater!

Diana said...

I think I have some koigu in that exact colorway - the one that looks purplish. It might be for my secret pal.

You should be able to get a pair of socks with 2 skeins of koigu.. After one really close call with almost running out of yarn, I now keep the cuff length to max 8" with a 60st sock. It works out to about one sock per skein.

Purly Whites said...

You never cease to amaze me with how quickly you knit all these great things!

I agree with Diana, you should totally be able to knit a pair of socks with 2 skeins of Koigu. It helps if you knit it toe-up, cause then if you do run out, you can rip some of the cuff out. If you haven't knit the Go With the Flow socks yet, I think it would look good in this Koigu.

jacqueline said...

you're jo sharp sweater is looking fantastic. i can't wait to see it finished.

i've got to go with the other girls....i also think you should be able to get a pair of socks out of the koigu yarn. diana's hints and tips are really worthwhile though. good luck!

Lauren said...

Your pullover is looking so nice, Carolyn! Such a pretty yarn.

The Koigu is very nice--you know, I have never worked with it. I am not sure if any of my LYSs carry it! Good luck finding a pattern--I am sure there is one out there.

Take care~

Tara said...

You cranked that sweater piece out in no time! I really like it thought.....makes me want to start using the Jo Sharp Silkroad I have...