Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Crosswalker!


My creation
I've always liked chevron stitch patterns. When I first saw Emily's Crosswalkers, I liked both her yarn choice, and the pattern. The ones she made are more like anklets, but I like mine a bit longer on the leg.

It turned out to be a tiny bit boring to knit, and the toe part looks funny. I don't think I made any modifications, except making them longer. Normally I don't suffer SSS, but this time I had to hurry to cast on for the second sock, otherwise it might have stayed a single sock, and I really do need two!


pattern: Crosswalker by Emily B. Miller
yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit "Stile" # 8001, 75% wool 25% polyamid
needles: 5 DP - 2.25mm
size: 10.25 inches
destination: my feet
start-finish: April 9-13
I'm working on Queen Anne's Lace shawl, and am enjoying it very much. This shawl is easy, and relaxing, just like knitting socks. Now that the rounds get bigger, I have slowed down. Also I'm spinning a little bit every day.

This is how far I've come with my Bosnian crochet pot holder. Since it's only slip stitches it grows very slowly. I might have half of it done. The only thing you need to do here is, be able to count to ten. :o)

25 comments:

Juli said...

Das sind richtig schöne Gute-Laune-Socken!
Ich liebe es, wenn Socken so schmal ringeln! (Die Wollmeisen z.B. sind bei mir an den Fersen bzw. Spitzen immer am schönsten)
Auch das Muster ist schön. So ähnlich wie Jaywalker, oder? Es passt perfekt zur Wolle!

Im Augenblick komme ich kaum zum Stricken, habe so wenig Zeit. Mein Upstairs wächst nur sehr langsam.

Liebe Grüße, Juli

Maggie said...

I'm not keen on this pattern or the Jaywalker pattern...I don't know why...everyone else seems to love it so! But I do love the yarn and the way it stripes up in the sock. I'll have to remember to look for it next time I'm in the yarn shop.

Can't wait to see more of the Queen Anne's Lace, and the potholder...well, you are a more patient woman than I! :)

Kelly said...

they may not have been fun to knit but they sure do look great! Love the yarn you chose.

shannon said...

the queen ann's lace is just stunning! i love the colors of it...

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Whether you are crosswalking or jaywalking your socks always rock! The Queen Anne's Lace shawl looks beautiful and almost like you are using a boucle/nubbly yarn. Are you sure that potholder isn't really going to be a hat?

Tanja said...

Was für schöne Socken! Das ist wohl - neben dem Jaywalker-Muster - ein perfektes Sockenmuster für ringelnde Wolle!!

Viele liebe Grüße
Tanja

sgeddes said...

I love how the shawl picture looks positively luminescent!

The socks are great too!

Tracy said...

ooo nice crosswalkers! I started a pair of socks last night. Toe-up riverbed Cat Bordhi socks...Um yeah, I'm ripping them today....my gauge was 16 stitches to the inch!!! I might be crazy but I'm not stupid!! LOL

Angelika said...

Cute socks and I agree, two is better than one in this case. I think that potholder would drive me crazy, since it seems to take forever. I want those projects to be instant gratifivation.

peaknits said...

I love the happy stripes - great socks!

Carrie K said...

You're crossing off a list of needlework you must accomplish? Double knitting, Bosnian crochet - so far the results are fabulous! Poor you and that DK scarflette but it's really darling.

The crosswalkers are cute too! I need anklets. It hit 40 celcius here last Thurs.

Reagan Patrice said...

You ONLY have to count to 10! Do you know how difficult it is to count past 5 correctly.

Thanks for showing off your work.

Beverly said...

I like the yarn you used for the socks. Striping without self-striping and the colors work together really well.

Hege said...

I think your socks looks great!
And the potholder turns out great too.

Kris said...

Very nice colors! I really like the colors you have chosen in each of your projects and I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of your Queen Anne's lace shawl.

Rina said...

Die Socken sind ja der Hammer. Super der Effekt mit der froehlichen Ringelwolle.

hakucho said...

Your crosswalkers are fabulous :)
Bosnian crochet...now that's very new to me. I need to know more....looks oh so interesting :)

SNOWBIRD said...

The socks look great! The design makes the foot look slender! Can't wait to see the Queen Anne's Lace shawl. Not that the knitter / bloggers are rushing you or anything!

Rhonda said...

I like your socks too. I know what you mean about starting the second sock of a boring pattern straight away. I never want to fall prey to SSS either. Can't wait to see your other finished projects. The pot holder looks like knitting? I'm impressed.

myboringblog said...

That's a very pretty shot of the lace with the sun. I might be making that one soon. I like the look of the potholder as well. I hope you get it done soon! :-)

T-Mom said...

Those are *seriously* cool socks!! I wonder if I have any yarn that would turn out that well in that pattern? I LOVE THEM!!

hannahknits said...

The socks are beautiful. I am glad you finished them!

lexa said...

Love those socks! I like the colors and especially the way it striped. :)

Emily said...

I love those Crosswalkers! So fun. :)

Violiknit said...

Nice crosswalker socks! I'll have to try those sometime. That potholder is looking very cute!