Monday, November 07, 2011
November 4th, a Friday afternoon, and Saturday, and Sunday too, where lovely sunny days, and warm enough to sit on the deck, and have some hot chocolate, and do some knitting! I can honestly say, that never happened before around here.
I'd just finished my November socks, and cast on for a new project. It's been a long time since I've knit with straight needles, and a rectangular scarf too! Feels somehow old fashioned.
I've been meaning to knit these Eesti Trail Hiking Socks by Nancy Bush for a long time now. But who needs socks made with worsted weight yarn? My son does.
I've tried them on here, to get a modeled shot, but they are too big for me, and almost knee highs. I did make a few modifications.
I didn't make the leg as long as the pattern, changed the colorwork, and didn't do the 8 stitch increase-decrease for the colorowork (because I didn't read the instructions completely at first), but I used 2# larger needles for colorwork, and it worked out fine. It felt funny having this huge sock hanging off the needles. I thought it would never fit, but they fit alright.
pattern: Eesti Trail Hiking Socks by Nancy Bush from the book "Favorite Socks"
yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Wool, 3balls in grey, about half a ball of natural white, yellow and orange
needles: 3.25mm, 3.75mm for the colorwork (not the stripes though)
While I was sitting and knitting, Denny tried to get comfortable on a chair too.
Are you comfy, Denny?
Meanwhile Happy was basking in the sunshine, and Maggie was running in circles. Since the neighbor used a leave blower (which makes the most aweful noise, like an old hair dryer) last time we were out on the deck, she's not comfortable there anymore. It took her about half an hour to just come out from the kitchen.