I was quite productive during the weekend. Since I was still undecided on what to make next, I pretty much spent the weekend working on the 8.5-stitch sweater, which I ignored in the last few weeks ... regardless of the pledge of 2" a week! ;) Now I am 2" away from armhole shaping ... woo hoo! When there is a significant change in the shape of the rectangular piece I'm knitting, I'll show you picture of it.
The Mason-Dixon washcloth sparked my interest in knitting dishcloth ... so much that I joined the Yahoo! Group. Every month, there is a knitalong in which pattern for a dishcloth is offered over a few days. I started working on the May KAL ... and here it is:
Then I have new summer socks! The Lizzy's Lacy Rib Socks are finished ... actually, I worn them on Saturday and now have to figure out if the yarns are machine washable.
Pattern: Lizzy's Lacy Rib Socks by Debi who kindly offers it for free
Even with the high cotton content of my yarns, the legs of the socks stay clinging to my legs without being saggy. I think this pattern would work even better with wool/cotton blend such as Sockatta. Besides, it works well with both solid and variegated colours. I think mine look good despite the busy colourway.
Yarn: Schoeller Esslinger Fortissima Cotton Colori Col: Water Park
I used 1 ball for each sock with TONS of leftovers! Sooner or later, I'll start a pair of leftover socks. As I said before, this is a fingering weight yarn, so the socks are a lot thinner that those made from Fixation. They are pretty comfortable too. Due to the lack of elasticity of the yarns, I used very small needles to make sure that the socks would be able to last longer. How does the yarn perform with wear and wash? That you have to wait a bit.
Gauge and Needles: 10 sts per inch using US0
One word about the needles ... they are Inox 6" DPNs. I'd have prefer Crystal Palace bamboo needles ... but my main concern is with the really small size, I may break them in no time.
Start Date: 04-11-2006
Finish Date: 05-06-2006
Before I say goodbye, let me show you my new project: