My Interlacements Tiny Toes socks make me think of pond scum.
Don’t have any personal experience with pond scum? Go here and check it out.
See what I mean? They shall from this moment forth be known as the Pond Scum Socks.
I am using the ubiquitous feather and fan pattern on the top of the socks. I was thinking on the train this morning that I knit a whole heckuva lot of feather and fan socks. They are great for commuter knitting — easy enough so you can knit in a semi-conscious state, but with enough stitch detail to make them fun to knit. And I love how feather and fan looks in handpainted yarn.
On the Log Cabin Blanket
Sally A asked:
On the MD KAL, there’s some discussion about binding off each side of the log cabin and picking up the stitches or just leaving the stitches live on circular needles. Which way are you doing it? I couldn’t tell from the picture. I tried it both ways. But then another project interrupted the log cabin before I could make a final decision. Thanks.
I am binding off each side and picking up the stitches. I don’t think I’d want to leave the stitches live. The yarn I’m using (all sock yarn) is soft and very drapy. Each little strip of garter stitch has a lot of stre-e-e-etch in it. The bound off edge of each strip adds a lot of stability to the blanket. I think if I had left the stitches live, the blanket would stretch out of shape every time you touched it. I like having those cast-off edges in there to help it keep its shape.
Wow! Your log cabin looks pretty big. I’m wondering what the curent dimensions are and if you have determined the point at which you’ll bind it off.
It’s not all that big. I’ve not measured it lately, but I’m guessing about 24 inches on each side.
Cat feet included for scale.
When will I deem it finished? My plan is to make it into a good size for an afghan. When it seems big enough to fold and drape over the back of my couch, I’ll consider it done and bind off.
No doubt when that happy event occurs, I’ll still have leftover sock yarn, so I can start Log Cabin Blanket Number Two.
Grumperina has done a study on the Knitpicks needles and noticed that they are much heavier than the others – is this something that you have noticed yourself and do you find the weight of your needle makes a difference to your comfort?
In the circulars, no, I can’t say that I noticed any difference. I might notice a difference in the larger size circulars, but in the 3.25mm ones that I am using, nope.
Now the dpns are another story. The Knitpicks 2mm dpns are much heavier than the ones I habitually use to knit socks. But I habitually use wood dpns for socks. I never use metal dpns, so I couldn’t really make a comparison.
This might lead you to ask: if you don’t use metal dpns, why do you have so frigging many of them?
I have no good answer to that question.
Hey, have a good weekend y’all.