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....

2 comments:

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!)