Thursday, August 26, 2010

Transformation of Noro Kureyon

First, buy 20 skeins of Noro Kureyon for the Lizard Ridge Afghan from Knitty.com. Then discover that you can't stand short rows.

20 skeins of Noro Kureyon

 Then start the Lady Eleanor Wrap from Scarf Style.

Lady Eleanor Wrap

Put nearly 10 skeins of Noro in the knitting of the wrap. Try it on your shoulders, it is very heavy. Study the color combinations. Very bright.


Again, frog the project.  

Rewound yarn

Search the web and Ravelry for another idea. Finally, find the log cabin squares from Knitting-and.com.

Start of a Log Cabin Square

Start another afghan.

Finished squares

Squares completed so far. I am considering the stain glass look from "get your hook on" blog. Check it out. Just beautiful.

It is a good thing that I am a process knitter. I can knit a couple of years on one project, ripp-it and start again. It is the yarn that keeps on giving.

Monday, August 16, 2010

In Search of the Perfect Sock Knitting Method

I love to knit socks.  But it takes sooo long to make a pair.  I am trying several methods to see if I can turn them out quicker.

Hobby Lobby Walk About Yarn

1. Double pointed needles. Juggling 3-4 needles. Slow.

Nina's Hand-dyed Yarn

2. Two circular needles. Faster. Still dealing with 4 ends.

Regia Design Line

3. 9" circular. Working in the round. Seems to go quicker but sort of awkward using such a short circular needle.

4.  Magic Loop. One long circular needle. When I tried using it in the past, I had a hard time keeping my place in the pattern. Also, it was hard to keep ladders from forming.

Now to finish the socks without starting another pair!!

What is your favorite method for knitting socks???

Friday, August 13, 2010

Updated Look

Well, it has been a while since I posted. I decided to update the old blog with a new template. What do you think??