Friday, August 25, 2006

norwegian sock and some more angora!

Here is one of my Norwegian socks. I was shocked to see how tiny my feet are after finishing this. The fit is lovely, and I have high hopes that the bit of curling on top will go away after a good wash. The red striping reminds me a little of an illustrated view of one's nervous system, but I think it's kind of cool. The second sock is going to be on hold until I can make the trip to Morehouse Farm for some more red yarn. In the meantime, I'm going to start another pair in charcoal and cream. I really don't have any idea how I'm going to wear these (I returned the boots that I mentioned earlier - they were just too clunky on me), but even if I have to hide them under jeans I will be proud and WARM!

How many of you will groan when I tell you that the angora lace sweater is no more? I finished everything except the buttonband, tried it on and realized it was way too bulky to very be stylish. This is the fourth pattern that I've made from Vintage Knits (Sarah Dallas), and the fourth that I've been unhappy with. I think it might be time for the book to be donated to the library - it has beautiful pictures, but clearly something isn't working for me. The angora is now becoming a very thick, soft scarf. I only have a few more repeats left and it will be done, with just enough yarn left over for matching gloves (maybe gauntlets?). Can you see my tulips in the pattern? I'd like to think they're more visible in real life - today was my only day for blogging, and of course it had to rain. The picture only shows one, but there are actually two separate bands of patterns in the scarf. I'll photograph the whole thing when it's finished.

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Blogger hege said...

Hi Becki! The stocking looks awesome! I have the opposite problem of what you mention, I have wide feet and calves, and anything bulky on my feet feels huge :) But I love knee-highs under pants in the winter, they prevent that draft around the legs.
I can't believe you frogged the lace cardigan! But the angora scarf is really pretty. It's too bad you are not liking the book! You have spent a lot of time on those projects and it's a shame they didn't work out.

1:34 PM  
Blogger DeeAnn said...

Don't you just love Meg's stockings, gorgeous! They are on my list but I've been a tad busy. The scarf looks like it will be very cozy. Good Save :)

6:08 PM  
Blogger hege said...

Hi Becki, I don't know how serious you were, but if you are going to donate the book Vintage Knits, are you interested in a trade for Last Minute Knitted Gifts??? You may not have been serious, though, it is quite a beautiful book :)

5:28 AM  

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