For those of you who think Izzy spends her life lounging on the couch, here she is in her chair, asleep on her quilt.
In knitting news, I got my first Valtos sleeve done — look here. I’ve got a fair amount done on the second sleeve, so Valtos is chugging along down the road towards FO-dom.
So my next big project will be Fulmar . . . but I think I’m going to knit a pair of socks at home before I start it. I want to make a pair for Odie for Christmas, so I don’t want to bring them to work for commuter knitting — she would probably see them. So I’ll be digging around in the sock yarn stash to find a likely candidate for sock yarn. I’m thinking of making them with a waffle stitch (like the blueberry waffle socks that are widely available on the internet).
You got questions? I gotcha answers (though some of them not very good) . . . right here!
Stasia asked some general knitting questions. Look here for the text of an interview I did earlier this year. A lot of answers to questions of how and why I knit they way I do. How do I keep my hands from hurting while knitting? I think that might be because I put it down and pick it up a number of times throughout an evening. So my hands get a lot of rest and varied movement throughout several hours of knitting.
Oh and Stasia — sorry, but I don’t know how to do a curly or twisted i-cord. Can anyone help her out? I think Caroline F. did one when she was experimenting with making an i-cord ID chain out of sock yarn.
About my double-wrapping sock heel technique. I don’t know if it is the same as Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, not having read her technique. I picked up the idea of double-wrapping through browsing sock tips on the internet.
And for Lindsey-Brooke — I don’t recall any problems with the Inishmaan pattern. I do remember it was great fun to knit, and unusual in that the center cable pattern is different on the front and back. Sorry — I don’t remember how many skeins it took to knit. It was a few years ago . . .
Well, have a great Monday everyone!