Greyhounds and Knitting

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

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!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Charade sock in Wollmeise

Charade sock in Wollmeise
Originally uploaded by fidelisgreyhounds.

Pattern: Charade
Yarn: Wollmiese, Raku-regenborgen
Needles: Addi size 1s (mostly!)
mods: I carried the pattern into the heel flap.

1 sock done!

I love this sock pattern and color. I'm really pleased with how they fit and look. It is a fun and easy stitch pattern to memorize.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Big Sock Knitting Update

Pattern: Fake Argyle
Yarn: Monarch (not sure about the color)
Needles: Inox 2.5 mm

Note the beauty of the Sherman Heel!

This has been one of my more successful sock starts. Lately I have had a really hard time deciding what sock pattern I want to knit with what yarn.
I've really wanted to knit with the new Wollmeise but I haven't been able to pick out what pattern to use. After several starts in different patterns, I feel pretty good about this start of a Charade Sock (pdf).

The pattern shows off the colors pretty well. Looks very fall! I started with addi turbo 2.5 mm and went to 2 mm after a couple inches.

I also started an Embossed Leaves Sock:

The yarn is STR and I think the color is called Falcon's Eye. I love the sage green and cream but wasn't quite expecting it to stripe this strongly. I used addi 2 mm because I like a fitted sock but I think I'd go up to 2.5 mm. The leaf pattern is really engaging so I don't think I'll mind ripping back.

And finally, I didn't get a modeled shot of my Black Bunny Fibers Knitty's Falling Leaves Socks so here you go:

I love these socks!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Finished STR Waterlillies

Finished STR Waterlillies

I never really did get the picot cast offs to stand up! The swelling on left ankle was down enough to fit the sock on over it. I liked knitting these socks. I used the knitty magic cast on, the sherman heel, and knitty's picot cast off. I couldn't even tell you the stitch count because I was trying them on as I went and kind of adjusting. I think they will stay up just fine. I should keep some plain ones on the needles, I knit these in both the Harry Potter and the Simpsons movies.

I guess this makes a whopping two socks completed for the Summer of Socks KAL!