Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Boyfriend socks

There's a project I'm working on at the moment that I haven't blogged about yet. Well, actually there's a couple, but they'll come later probably as they're mostly wedding-related. I'm knitting David another pair of socks. I'm following the boyfriend socks pattern by slippedstitch.

They're worked toe up with a short row heel and are so far working out fine. I've only done about 5cm of the leg after turning the heel, which is why they look so out of proportion. I'm enjoying the cables, they're an easy repetitive cable that doesn't take too much concentration.

The wool I'm using is Regia silk, which is a blend of merino, silk and nylon. It's lovely and soft and has a really nice sheen to it. I'm hoping that with having the silk in it these socks won't be too hot for boy feet and might even get warn inside shoes rather than for just lounging around in when it's cold.

I mentioned in one of my last posts that I've been trying to teach myself how to knit continental so that I can help Cecilie learn to knit. We had a visit to the yarn shop and a lesson on Saturday morning. She could already cast on and knit, but now she can purl as well. I think she's doing really well - I remember some of the first times when I was learning to knit and how I would start out with 20 stitches and by the end of the 2nd or 3rd row I'd have 23 stitches and have now idea where they came from, and then after another few rows I'd have 18 stitches and have no idea where they went. I don't think it was my counting, although I was quite little. Anyway, she doesn't seem to be having this problem and her tension looked as if it was getting more even at least in her knit rows.

She's knitting scarves at the moment - but is wanting to knit socks. I'm hoping to get at least the 1st of the boyfriend socks finished before she's ready for a sock knitting lesson as I think it will be useful if I cast on a similarly constructed sock at the same time as she does.


Livet i Finlandighet said...

I am messed up now. Have three scarves going at the same time (started the puzzle one, going great, but also trying my own version of the "stairs" one we saw in the pattern book in Kamppi, and then off course my purple uneven starting project), and want to work on all of them simultaneously, which is off course causing no small amount of confusion. :/

Can't wait to start with socks, although I must say I still have some way to go with the purling before my technique becomes even close to half decent. My finger keeps refusing to loop the thread over the pin! Like it has a mind of it's own! Anyway, I still love it, can't understand why I ever stopped doing something that is so much fun :)

Livet i Finlandighet said...

Can't believe I thought the puzzle scarf was going great. Maaan...

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Deb said...

Hoorah for 6 perfect rows!