Greyhounds and Knitting

Or alternatly titled, "Bridget Struggles to Knit Something Other Than Socks and Occasionally Posts Pictures of Her Greyounds"

Thursday, November 01, 2007

FO: Opal New Years Day Socks

Opal New Years Day Socks
Originally uploaded by fidelisgreyhounds.

Yarn: Opal Hagebutte / Rosehip
Pattern: Dipsy Doodle's New Years Day Socks
Needles: Addi Circs size 1
Mods: Short Row "Sherman" heel

I've had this yarn in my stash forever. I don't think I would have ever used it because it looks so muddled. Thanks to Ravelry where you can look up what other people did with a particular yarn, I saw some monkeys that looked pretty good so I decided to try this pattern. I like it alot. It looks good and is a fast easily memorized knit.

I started these:

The Pattern is from More Sensational Knitted Socks and is called Crosshatch Lace. The yarn is Black Bunny Merino/Tencel. It's very soft and pretty. I am really interested to see how it will wear.

Friday, October 05, 2007

GreyhoundKnitter now on Ravelry!

I'm on Ravlery so if you are too check me out. I'm GreyhoundKnitter. Ravlery has been talked about so much on all the knitting blogs and lists and with the waiting lists making it seems so exclusive I thought it would be a lot of hype. This is not the case. I'm so impressed with this site. By waiting and adding more users slowly they have managed to iron out what must have been lots of bugs. I have had no problems, it is well organized and easy to use. I love to know what other knitters did with a particular yarn or pattern and this makes it so much easier than googling and going though all the blogs.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Finished Miss May socks

Yarn: Wollmeise Miss May
Needles: addi size 1
pattern: Two at once. Stitch pattern used from Knitty's Coupling. I used the Sherman Heel and a picot bind off.

I was using the left over yarn from a friend's completed pair and it looked like a lot left so I wanted to see if I could get a pair of short socks out of it. I did, and I really like them. They have really long ankle ribbing because I thought I had less than I did but it just kept going so I kept knitting. All the way up to the picot bind off and I still had a bit left! I love the color and these are very comfortable socks.

I think this is my favorite yarn. Wollmeise has an on-line store which I probably shouldn't even mention because the more people who buy it the less for me! Megan and I tried to make an order the evening the store went online and already many of the colors were gone. We still got some good ones though so watch for those in the future!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Started Wollmeise Leftovers Socks

Pattern: Coupling from Knitty
Yarn: Wollmeise
Needles: addi turbo size 1

This is the left over yarn from a pair of socks my friend Megan (who is responsible for me knowing how to knit as well as my sock yarn addiction) made. We swapped the leftovers from our completed wollmeise so it's like a bonus pair of socks! I chose this pattern because it is lace intensive and should use less yarn. Obviously toe up/two at once so I can go as far as I can with the yarn. It seems like I'm not going though too much but it takes so long to get anywhere with two at once. I keep knitting them because I'm compelled to see how far this leftover yarn will go.

I can't seem to get a pic that shows the stitch patern well.

Tiffany and Yardley

Pretty sisters, Tiffany (front) and Yardley (back). Tiffany lives in California and was up for a lure trial. She did really well. Yardley finished her Field Championship!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Finished: wollmeise charade socks

Pattern: Charade
Yarn: wollmeise
Color: Raku-Regenbogen
Needles: Addi 2.5 mm turbos (I went down to 2 mm in the ankle for a couple inches)
mods: carried pattern down heel

These may be my favorite socks! Really pleased with yarn and pattern. It is a really easy to memorize pattern and will add interest to variegated or striped yarns. I'm sure I will knit it again. They really say Fall to me, look tweedy.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Monarch "Fake Argyle" Finished

Pattern: Fake Argyle
Yarn: Monarch (can't remember what color!)
Needles: Inox 2.5 mm 1st sock and knitpicks 2.5 for 2nd

I love the bright color of these! I'm glad to be done but it was so hot I didn't feel like putting them on to take the pictures. Anyway, this yarn is very nice to work with. I have some really pretty in the shades of teal I have been waiting to use for the right pattern.

About the pattern, I basically took the stitch pattern and applied it to my own favorite cast on, heel, etc. which is what the author advices. She also asks that anyone using this pattern not use it to try to take over the world. Damn! My diabolical plans must be put on hold. I really wanted to do something other than ribbing for the top and we all know my toe up picots don't stand up - not that picot was what i would have gone with anyway, but just sayin'. It just seems like there should be some better options for sock tops.

Here I tried a kind of chevron idea that I adapted from something on a Nancy Bush sock pattern. Alas, I finally just decided to go with ribbing for the tops after spending way to much time trying to make something look good.

Love the knitpics circs. Great tip and join. Ordered some in size zero and the More Sensational Knitted Socks book which I'm really looking forward to getting.

A last look at these, noting the beauty of the Sherman Heel, oh and my first time doing the EZ Sewn Bind Off and it worked great! I'd been intimidated by the "sewn" part.

Now to cast on the 2nd of the Wollmeise Charade Socks.

Friday, August 24, 2007



Not a greyhound OR knitting! It's our 10 month old whippet!