Sunday, July 30, 2006

But What of the Cuff?

Just a tiny additional post - I think the Yankees sock is now long enough but I'm not sure what to do with the cuff since the whole leg is spiral rib. I'm leaning toward a short (inch - inch and a half) of straight 2x2 ribbing. Or I could just bind off as is, leaving it spiral all the way. Or???

Brooklyn has Beaches

I took Friday off (yay for summer three-day weekends!) and we went to the beach. This is a little tiny unofficial beach behind a rest stop off the Belt Parkway in south-coastal Brooklyn. Of course the sock went too as did the camera, so here's a photo of the Yankees sock. The leg has turned into spiral rib which was quite a lot of fun to knit! Viv is kindly holding up the sock

I have some vaguely beachy pictures to post as well (but really, if you've seen one beach...) The big kite is someone's parasail but there was hardly enough breeze to pull him along. We did see him moving once but mostly he was just standing or crouching in the water.

You can tell it's a Brooklyn beach because, although we did see a seagull and a tern, the birds on the beach in this picture are Rock Doves aka pigeons.

It's not an official beach - there are no lifeguards, swimming, wading, etc. are prohibited, but it's nice and not crowded for photographing and sitting and knitting.

And yes, that's me in the hat and sunglasses holding the sock!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Yankee Sock

The Yankees yarn was created by Dave at my request. I wanted a yarn that was navy blue and white, like the Yankees pinstripes, with very little carryover of light blue etc. In spite of living only a block from Fenway Park (or so), Dave came up with this marvelous yarn. I am knitting the sock as a toe-up from Wendy's pattern, and I turned the (short row) heel on Sunday morning. I decided to do the leg in a 2x2 rib for that athletic look!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Test Photo

This is a test photo that I took using my NEW CAMERA. My sweetie got me a lovely little digital camera to use for my crafting blog (and anything else that strikes my fancy.) So here's a picture of some yarn stash just so I can try it out.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


I'm actively working on 2 different socks and a cotton top. The first sock is Yankees yarn that Dave kindly dyed at my request (even though he lives so close to Fenway Park.) It's dark blue and white with very little light blue in between. I'm using Wendy's toe-up sock pattern and it's coming out beautifully with a nice smooth round toe. I am just wondering how far to knit the foot before starting on the heel. The pattern says to stop about 2" short of the total foot length, which would be at least another inch, but when I try it on (I love being able to try the sock on!) the foot is definitely up to the ankle at the instep. This sock is on Bryspun 3s (or possibly 2s.)

The second sock I call the Mardi Gras sock - it's Claudia's Purple Earth colorway that I got at Maryland Sheep and Wool. It was this yarn that inspired me to learn a toe-up sock because the balls of wool looked rather small and I was worried about running out if I did a top-down sock. (I started calling it the Mardi Gras sock because it has the colors of Carnival, purple, green and gold, and because I worked on it in New Orleans at the convention in June.) Again, I feel that the foot is up to the ankle but the measurement is short. This sock is on Brittany 1.5s (I don't have a problem with them breaking btw.)

My third project is a cotton top using Second Hand Cotton in Atlantis. I made the Eyelet Tee from Knit One Crochet Too and liked it very much with a few minor changes (like, make it longer than 21"!) I started this top with Feather and Fan (4 repeats) which gives it a nice lacy border and that lovely scalloped hem. Now it' s just stockinette for miles.

Pictures of all these will follow when I can get my photographer set up.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

More Photographs

Here are some more photographs of the Afghan in progress.

Welcome to My World

This is my first post in a blog that I hope to use for my crafting adventures, photographs, etc. Right now I'm mostly knitting with a few forays back into counted cross stitch and beading.

The picture is a close-up of the afghan that my sister and I made, in separate squares, in separate states.