Friday, February 29, 2008

Fire walk with me

I'm not on blogging strike or anything, I just haven't had time to blog. And I have a new pair of socks I've been wanting to show you!

En ole bloggauslakossa, en vain ole ehtinyt... ja uusia sukkia olisin halunnut esitellä jo aikoja sitten!

kaffe fassett fire socks FO

pattern: -
yarn: Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett 4259 - fire, 2x50g skeins
needles: 2mm addi dpns

comments: I casted on 64 stitches, then decreased to 60 sts as I like a snug fit. First I tried a short row heel but it was too tight. Then opted for a heel flap. Love these, especially the colours!

kommentit: Aloitin sukat 64 silmukalla, resorin jälkeen kavensin 60:een. Yritin ensin tiimalasikantapäällä, mutta tuntui liian tiukalta. Vanha kunnon (ranskalainen) lappukantapää toimii mainiosti. Tykkään kovasti, varsinkin väreistä!

kaffe fassett fire socks

Breaking the curse

jasper set

pattern: Kim's Hats by Kim Hamlin from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
yarn: Handpaintedyarn Ejido 160, Colourway Jasper, 100g
needles: 4,5mm dpns

pattern: Mitered Mittens (May) by Elizabeth Zimmermann from Knitter's Almanac
yarn: Handpaintedyarn Ejido 160, Jasper, 100g
needles: 4,5mm dpns


comments: I've had this yarn for ages and I swear I honestly thought it was cursed. I had casted on and ripped the first skein so many times it had almost felted. The pooling was always hideous. And then, all of the sudden, I remembered the yarn and decided to give it the last chance. No pooling this time! I quite like this set (it's a gift for my mom, I don't need warm winter acessories here). The Mitered mittens are especially clever. Elizabeth Z rules!

kommentit: Tämä lanka oli muhinut laatikon kätköissä jo iät ja ajat. Aina välillä olin yrittänyt jotain siitä aloittaa ja joka kerralla purkutuomio on ollut vääjäämätön. Ensimmäinen kerä oli jo melkein huopunut niin kovasta käsittelystä. Olin varma, että lanka oli kirottua! (Lätäkkökirottua!) Ajattelin antaa sille viimeisen mahdollisuuden ja yhtäkkiä se alkoikin raidoittua aivan kiltisti. Tämä setti on äidille lahjaksi (enhän minä täällä edes tarvitse näin lämpimiä talviasusteita). Lapasten malli on erityisen nokkela. Elisabeth Z osasi hommat!

mitered mittens with hand

It's raining (sock)yarn!

Wollmeise blues
No need for words here. Wollmeise blues make me happy.
Ei tarvinne selittää. Wollmeisen sininen hetki.

recent sock yarn family pic
Araucania Ranco Solid, Regia Natural Look, Wollmeise ( I think I showed this one on my last post), Colinette Jitterbug Oyster Blush

11 comments:

anNu said...

Sukat ovat ihanat, kolahtaa ja osuu. Ihania sukkalankoja myös, näyttävät herkullisilta.

Terhi said...

Ihanat sukat, täydelliset värit!

Anni said...

Ihanan väriset sukat! Ja pipo- lapassettikin näyttää oikein kivalta : )

peaknits said...

The socks are fabulous, nice and cozy! I so want to try that mitten pattern, yours is perfect. And Wollmeise, pure heaven!

littlebee said...

I love how your fire socks came out! Beautiful!

kris said...

beautiful socks; i don't think one should do anything complicated with this yarn - it's best when kept in st st like you have done. just lovely.

Lolly said...

so many lovely things - as always! the socks are so beautiful, and I love the mitten/hat set. you are so talented :)

Mari said...

Kiitos! Thank you!
:-)

tiennie said...

These are all lovely and fantastic projects!

tricotadeira said...

Tantas coisas lindas! Tenho 2 meadas de colinette skye que parecem não querer ser nada... acho que também vou tentar fazer umas mitered mittens, pode ser que quebre o feitiço.

mescaramelsmous.canalblog.com said...

J'adore les chaussettes multicolore!
On aurait presque envie qu'il fasse froid pour pouvoir les porter...
Je me suis permis de recommander ce blog sur mon blog, et j'ai mis 2 photos de chaussettes pour donner envie.
Encore bravo!!!
I really enjoy your colored socks!
I nearly would like the weather to get cold so that I could wear them...
I wrote about your blog in my own blog and picked 2 pictures of your socks to show and suggest to come and visit 100% pura lana
Congratulations!!!