Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Heel Flap

The Heel

Now I need a break before I proceed with the other pair. Knitting with small size needles is tiring ... I plan to knit the body for the Mexican edging :)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Seems I'm in my sock knitting gear until it is too warm to want to touch or even want to see anything wool ... Improvised this pattern and had to unravel the first trial that was already five inches; the needles were too big ( 3 mm ) for what I planned for and dropped the size to 2 mm ... This reminds the importance of  sparing time for the gauge ... The yarn is hand-dyed from Lorna's Laces ( Shepherd Sock Yarn ~ Color 901 Baltic Sea ) and a pleasure to knit with.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Following my post of January 27, here are more photos of the new pair I started knitting after a long break. Already happily worn and keeps very warm :)

Saturday, February 01, 2014

This beautiful pattern is called Mexican edging. I always wanted to give it a try but never had the courage. It is indeed complicated; however with a bit of concentration, fun to knit. Plus the outcome makes me happily dizzy :) I used the wild silk yarn from Madagascar. Three of them measures to 28 cm (11') which is a good width for a scarf.