Greyhounds and Knitting

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

Saturday, April 28, 2007

trekking xxl socks

These were a really fast knit. They were my first pair of trekking socks and won't be my last. At under $14 they are soft and colorful. I used color 100. I used the stitch pattern from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks "Gentleman's Sock" but that's all I used from the pattern. The needles I used were addi turbo circs size 0 (2mm). I used a short row heel variant from a pattern for Easy Sock (similar to the Sherman Heel). What is great is that there are no holes as compared to the short rows done with the wrap type short rows. I found it through the great resource Lauri B's Toes and Heels. The only thing I would have done differently is make the cuff longer, it seemed plenty long enough but with the shorter heel pulling down the cuff, it was shorter than I planned. If it bothers me a lot I could undo the cast on and add on a repeat.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday Yardzilla

Happy birthday to my greyhound Yardley (ZD Fidelis Wild Blue Yardley). It is so hard to believe that she is 2 years old already. It seems like just yesterday she was just a pup. I couldn't be prouder or more pleased with how she has 'grown up" (she still has plenty of puppy in her). She is shown here looking pretty in the new collar from her Aunt Megan of Vals Pajamas (where you too can get pretty collars!). I tried so hard to get some good shots of her today but she just wouldn't cooperate. Every time I bent to take pictures she would come toward me wagging her tail "whacha doing?" sabotaging every shot. That's my girl.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

STR Monkey Completed

STR Monkey knit socks
Originally uploaded by fidelisgreyhounds.

Yarn: STR Prove it All Night (light weight)
Needles: Addi circs size 0 (2mm)
Pattern: Monkey Socks from

No idea how long it took me to complete these, I worked on these kind of on and off. I liked the pattern, it was easy to memorize. The only change I made was I used a smaller needle than was called for in the pattern and the fit is great. I've had this yarn in my statch waiting for the right pattern and I'm glad I did, just in time for spring! LOL.