Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

FO: The Eclectic sole: Migration

Migration socks are done, As you can see I have added one more cuff row and a wavey edge - I just thought they were a bit short. Other modifications are adding 18 stiches on cuff. You can clearly see how I have adapted the extra to fit the pattern on the side. But still - an inspirational sock. Yarn: varigated is Lorna's Lace sockyarn, and the blueish is Drops alpaca. It is supposed to be knitted from toe and up, but I had already started when I actually READ the pattern. By know you know me. I do not walk to the frogpond if it is absolutely necessary. So I actually knitted the heel an quite a bit, until I realize the sock is too small. So I have ripped all patterns. But then I did not have the pattern with me (I was in Paris, remember- La Drougerie). Anyhow, today I checked Nysta - and Im so proud. No new yarn - EVEN if it is a sale.... But two pattern-books. And also a book about old vintage patterns (in Swedish, but author is probably norweigian or danish.) Anyhow, had a look at Johanna's bok. Looks great, but not my type of patterns.. I guess it is very personal - though I think she is very inspirational. I like the gloves. A bit bulky, but ok.. Of course Im NOT very fond of Basic patterns and "tubes"... Anyhow Im in desperate help to figure out my travel-companion knitting for australia. Bring patterns and needles? One big one for the planes? A huge lace shawl? Assuming buying yarn in Oz? Merino... ahhh....


sue in virginia said...

so pretty!!!!

Linda Watson Mickelberry said...

They are beautiful...I've been wanting to get that book!

(Linda, going to an Elsebeth Lavold conference tomorrow and so excited!)