Friday, June 29, 2007


The Socks of Summer 2007 KAL officially started June 21, but I'm just getting myself organized to post. I've started a sock which I have been diligently knitting on the bus, going from a bit of ribbing to the beginning of the heel flap this week.

This is a Fleece Artist merino kit that I picked up at the Hand Weavers, Spinners & Dyers of Alberta Conference in Red Deer June 16. A yummy red that I couldn't resist. Raspberry, I think. Balled it up right away, did a swatch and started knitting on the recommended 2.5 mm needles, only to discover I didn't like the loose knit, so ripped and started again last weekend on 2 mm. So now it counts for the KAL! But not sure if it will fit me.

Really like the bamboo needles. They're nice and flexible. I can easily dig out a tight stitch. They do seem a bit dangerous, though, when you're riding a rocky bus and wondering if you'll be impaled. And they don't make a sound when you drop them, either. Drat! Did that once and had to hunt on the exremely grubby floor.

Nice red yarn!

So the goals this summer are:
  • find a combination of yarn, needles and pattern for a sock that will fit me
  • try the toe up sock
  • try two circulars
  • make a dent in the sock yarn stash I've accumulated this spring

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