Monday, October 3, 2011

updating the update

...yeah, I know, that sounds a bit odd but I suppose it is no worse than saying a round circle.... In any case, do have a few pictures for you, though I will warn you color representation via my cellphone is not accurate.

First off, these started out as the Water-to-Sky anklets, but then because I found myself just too tired to concentrate on directions and/or chart, got changed to a very basic/plain summer anklet (there is maybe three rounds of the charted pattern, which because of the color changes in the yarn, just do not show up and I was not interested in frogging a mohair-based yarn to remove them...and yeah, even though I was a bit more with it by the second sock, repeated the "error" in order to keep them consistent)....they are wonderful in my hiking sandles, coming up just high enough so that the back strap does not rub into the back of my ankle.

As well with being too tired to think straight and wanting just really not thought-heavy things to work on, managed to finish these two little washcloths -- this is actually supposed to be a bright apple green. The leaf one was a real quick knit, started it one evening and bound off the next. The other is trying for a quilt block effect.

And finally, while reading some of my Yahoo group mail a few weeks back, had come across someone talking about Cat Bordhi's new take on heels, including a YouTube link to see it in action. In essence, it is a variation of a short-row heel that uses NO wraps (something I mess up on consistently).....Welll, after watching the video, said "I can do that", and immediately cast on for a new pair of socks in order to do so (all my other socks-in-progress are past the Afterthought heel stage, so could not use them). Have been dragging this pair with me for the past week-and-a-half everywhere I went where I had knitting time -- as of last night, I have about 1-1.5 inches left of ribbing on sock-B remaining to be done. And if I have not said so yet, absolutely LOVE the looks of this heel as well as the fit (and this is un-blocked worsted weight wool socks) -- these have 4 wedges, so will be interested to see how well they hold up.

So, there you have update that is actually fiber-related in it's Until the next time.....


  1. Well, I really like the colour of the yarn in your top socks, but now I wonder if maybe they are not that colour at all ;-) you are very brave doing socks, sounds like you are very experienced in them.

    I crochet, the thought of knitted socks looks very scary with all those needles, give me my one hook anytime!

  2. Kudos to you for trying a new technique esp. on something like socks. Great rainbow socks and glad they turned out nicely after changing direction.

  3. Love both of your quick knit washcloths, I can relate to wanting a not-too-heavy project on my hands, though the washcloths still seem sophisticated to me!

    So happy to hear the new technique is working out so far. Here's hoping they hold up perfectly! :D

  4. Do you mean her "Sweet Tomato Heel?". I googled and watched a tutorial. Looks pretty straight forward; I think I'll try it! Thanks for the tip!

    Cat Bordhi also has a tutorial for a padded sweet tomato heel, if this one doesn't hold up!