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

Saturday, April 11, 2009

FO-Picot Edge Nutkin Sock

The Nutkin sock was easy and fun to knit. Short row heel and toe was fun, and something new. I just "had" to add a picot edge on the sock, to add something, but otherwise this was done in no time - and with sweaty hands in the heat of Australia. Of course pictured on sheep skin! Yarn is Opal Cotton bought at Wool Baa in Melbourne. Colours like Easter, doesn't it? This is the March entry of the StickaMera Sockklubb, and even if I decided not to continue with a sock a month, I must say - that just by staying on the "member list" I was convinced, and I'm now trying to catch up...ok, a bit late, but so what. Anyhow, the January pattern (yes, I'm behind) is the Plaited Points which is a great cable pattern, just fitting for Noro Kureyon sock yarn, which I also started, but I had not the entire pattern printed, just on the computer, which made it a bit hard to use... had to lay it to rest. Noro has such great colours. I just love it I cannot understand how I got drafted into the sock-crazy, but it is true. I have become a sock-knitter. (Still a Sweater knitter of course!) Socks are fast, easy to take with you, and very useable and wearable. I love the cotton one. Anyhow, not forgetting our recent wonderful trip to Oz, I give you one of the great highlights. We drove in sunset into a huge flock of black cocatoo's. When they get spooked they show their red tail like this. Is this not just fab? I have enlarged this a lot, since getting the camera up, and window down is really an adventure. I have no problem understanding what birdwatchers do now. It was such a sight and experience. I love the colours black with a teint of the brick red. On a green with a splash of heaven blue in background. I wonder if this is how Noro picks his colours? I mean, look at the black/blue hues here on the plaited point sock, and then at the ball - which has a lime/yellow and turqoise splash... true Sweden in spring. I must say - Sweden is so fab right now... birds singing, and galantus (snow-drops) blooming together with Hammemalis (witch-Hazel ), Helleborus (christmas-rose) and cr ocus. Now it is just that spring green/lime we are waiting for. And weather here fantastic, sunny and it is promised 17 celcius today. That is perfect.


Sue/Gypsygirl said...

great photo! I really must get a camera instead of trying to use my cell phone to take pics!!! Welcome home!

BertandFelix said...


Your trip to Australia....soooo jealous! That is one place I really want to go myself. I was in Hong Kong in November...next time I should stop in HK and then go on to Oz. :)