Sunday, March 02, 2008

gitchermitts and see my Stalkers

If you haven't stumbled over yet - Hello Yarn has posted the pdf for the much coveted Fiddlehead Mittens here. The kits were snapped up so quickly that it cause a major snafu and killed the server for a bit over there. I am settling for the pattern for now - well mostly because I can't get one but then there is that little in I have done like one, yes one, stranded project. But I must try these...someday.


I also finished up these socks last night. The pattern is Stalkers by John Brinegar over at Yarn Ball Boogie. I always get excited to see my bloglines light up when Yarn Ball has a new post - he seems like such a fun, clever, sarcastic person. Anyways, loved the pattern - and the resulting big, thick, cabley socks. Again, I think I should have went with a solid, but down the rabbit hole I went to a variegated - will I ever learn? I feel as though I have gyped my cables out of their proper "shazaam". Next time. The yarn is Firebird from the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Socks Club.

I have gotten a pair of socks done each month, so far this year (I know that is like two months, whatever) - I'd like to keep the trend going - because I would have 12 new pairs of socks by the end of the year - and that is a good thing.

Next up...


This is Noro sock yarn in colorway #95. The feel is a bit rustic but I do like the wait for color changes, it is exciting to see what is ahead. I am using Hello Yarn's Simple Sock pattern with a charming picot cuff. This is my traveling sock. I'm considering casting on a only-knit-when-i-can-concentrate sock as well...that LaDigitessa Wollmeise is beckoning me like a siren, I wound it up just to admire the little cake. I think it needs to be become something fabulous - I know, why not the La Digitessa Sock - I can't help but consider a flutter?


Anonymous yarnbeans said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the mitten pattern! I immediately clicked! Yay!
I think the cabled socks look good in that yarn. I can totally see the cables. Great job!

5:09 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

your stalkers are amazing! i queued them in Ravelry as soon as i saw them too. i can't wait to cast on for them.

i can't wait to see your finished Noro socks. please let me know if they soften up after washing. thx!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Thanks for the link to the elusive mittens:)

Amazing socks! Man I wish they were mine --I want them but don't have time at the moment:) due to my self inflicted deadlines and crazy knitting antics:)

5:24 PM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

Your Noro coloway is so much prettier than mine. Do you think that it will soften up when washed? I think it's a bit rough. I love your stalkers. I made my STR yarn into basketweave socks. One recently made it into the drier and is very very small and felted, so be carefull!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I love your 'stalkers'. The cable really stands out. I can't imagine knitting those mitts, they're way too complex for my little brain!

6:35 PM  
Blogger Scoutj said...

Those socks look awesome!!

And seeing as I consider him to be one of my best friends I have to agree that he pretty much ROCKS! lol

7:13 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

I love that picot cuff. I might have to get one of those started. How do you like the Noro? It's not soft. So I'm wondering how it is knitted up.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

I love your Stalkers, cables, varigation and all!
I'm interested in how the Noro feels on your feet.....I just can't imagine it is very soft. I've felt the stuff pre-wash, though, so I shouldn't be so hasty.
I love the picot edge socks! :)

8:11 PM  
Blogger Gramknits said...

Love the Noro

8:14 PM  
Blogger mle said...

Ooo, those socks are gorgeous! I'm always drawn to the verigated yarn as well and while I do think that sometimes they limit the pattern, I also think that it's the enjoyment you get out of knitting verigated yarn that really matters! I just love all the different combos of colors.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

Great stalkers -- and I agree with others -- the cables show up pretty nicely in the pic. ;) That Noro sock yarn is gorgeous; I really do neet to grab that colorway, too. What size needles are you using?

8:57 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Those socks are fabulous! I love the colors.

And thanks for the Fiddlehead link. I've been wanting that pattern and didn't know it was available outside the book.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Esoteric Knitter said...

Lovely, lovely socks! ooohh the Noro is just gonna be fantastic! Can't wait to see more. :)

4:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they rock, seriously. nice work

Yarn Ball Boogie

9:22 AM  
Anonymous keri said...

Ooh I bought the fiddlehead pattern too and I just went stashdiving hoping to find the perfect yarn.

What size needles are you using for your noro sock yarn? I just bought a skein and I'm debating between 2.25 or 2.5. What do you think?

9:58 AM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

I was wondering where I saw that lovely cable of your stalkers. I'm thinking of poaching a verions of it for a new sock for me, myself, and I.

I think the pattern shows beautifully, regardless of the variegation. Really. They are fab-u-lous.

What kind of needles are you using on your noro sock? They have a lovely point.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Faith! said...

Ooh they're so beautiful! I bet if you wore them around the house, it'd be distracting because you'd want to look at them all the time. Well done!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I have to get that mitten pattern straight away.

Love your beautiful cable socks, nice work.

You look like your mom :)

3:17 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Fantastic socks!

3:17 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

oh my gosh, i am in LOVE with your socks!!!

5:07 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

OMG crazy, sexy, cool John stopped by! The author of that sock pattern! Yay!!

But to answer Keri's question about the needles, I am using size #2 Harmony dpns - mostly because I am the tightest knitter I know, maybe anyone else would want to go down a size, mine could almost go down 1/2 a size safely I think - just guessing though since I haven't wriggled them on yet. Thank you for all of the kind comments!

6:10 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Your socks are awesome! You are a truly gifted sock knitter, and I love these in this yarn. I think the pattern pops.

I say go for the mittens. I think you will be fine with them. Adrian's instructions are very very clear. GO FOR IT!!

6:12 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Yarnball is a hoot, that's for sure! Love the socks, they're fantastic, and such a great use of that yarn...

8:13 PM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

WHOA! Your Stalkers are fantastic! I like the variegated too. They look great!

Thanks for the wonderful links! Those mittens rock too.

6:58 AM  
Blogger knittingma said...

I love your stalker socks! The pattern is great and I don't think the yarn variegation hides the cables at all. And, I'm also loving the colors in that Noro sock yarn. Can't wait to see the finished pair.

Hmmm. What is this mitten pattern everyone is talking about? I must go back and check it out, since I apparently had a brain-fart at that point in your post.

12:03 PM  
Blogger knittingma said...

Ooooh! The Fiddlehead Mittens. Gorgeousness. Is it okay to make mittens in March, even though you know you won't finish them until summertime? :)

12:06 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

I LOVE your stalkers!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Love that Flutter. Had to add it to my Ravelry. Love what you did with that Firebird. Makes me wish I hadn't traded mine.

5:52 PM  
Blogger KnittingMoose said...

That Noro sock is a gorgeous color! I have some of that yarn (different color I think) waiting in the wings too. The Stalkers came out great!

9:04 PM  

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