This is my variation on the Spring Thaw socks by Cat Bordhi. I left out the leaves, and made a plain stockinette stitch toe, but kept the ribbing for the gusset and onwards, as in the original socks. I also increased the number of stitches to fit my feet better. I loved knitting with this merino/bamboo blend sock yarn, and even think the pooling is very cool. I've already worn them, and the feeling of this blend is a slick one, and cool too. Granted it took my cold feet a little longer to get warmed up (it was around 15C at the time I finished them), but they are perfect for Spring/Fall socks. I love them.
pattern: Spring Thaw Socks, Knitter's Magazine Summer 2008, by Cat Bordhi
yarn: Sockpixie, Bambino, she changes the colorways frequently
size: 10 1/4 "
start-finish: July 31 - August 06
Even though I'm knitting socks with my Drachenwolle right now, my new passion is the 10 - stitch - blanket. Have a sneak peak. It's time for another blanket, and I'm loving it! I've got loads of Patons SWS in my stash (regrettable), but I think it's good enough to use for a blanket. I wish I'd had some Noro yarn for this, I still might do another one with Noro, that's how much I love this easy pattern. The original doesn't have this ridge, where you connect, but I tried different ways, and liked how this looked, so I stuck with it.
Right now, I've got so many projects I want to make, I don't know where to begin. So please don't tempt me with new and gorgeous patterns, O.K?
Spinning is a bit on the back burner right now, and just because I'm afraid, I don't get all the colors the same weight as I need them for my mittens. I should just get it over with and see how it goes.
No time to linger!
Edited: Before I have to answer everyone separately: Here's a ravelry link to a free shortrow-spiral pattern for this blanket, but I've used Frankie Browns pattern, which is pretty much the same.
None ravellers here's the link for you!