Cannonball

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In the interest of full disclosure, I finished these socks last week. Sometimes, the blog just can’t keep up.

I’m really happy with the way these turned out. I actually swatched the cable a while ago, and it’s nice to see how it works up on an actual project. The cable is asymmetrical, which kept it interesting, and I did choose to mirror the cable on the second sock.

I love this yarn. It’s Skeinny Dipping Cannonball Sock in the Underbelly colorway. It’s a Merino/Nylon blend, and it feels sturdy. The first sock stood up to being ripped out, so it can take some abuse.

I’ve already been asked if I’ll be producing a pattern, and the answer is yes. No promises on the timeframe because there is that pesky day job that gets in the way.

In other news, the KAL that I started in August wraps up on Tuesday. It’s been fun to watch that unfold. Some folks are already requesting more, so I’m giving some thought about how that will work.

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Gossamer Arbor

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If you’ve been following this blog for a while, these socks may look familiar. Digging through the archives, it looks like I finished these in May. Today, I released the pattern. You may be wondering why it took so long. Sadly, life works that way sometimes. Shortly after finishing these, I had to get the pattern together for Barking Dogs, and there is that pesky day job. The sock pattern is here now, so yay!!!

These socks were worked in Skinny Bugga!, which sadly is no longer available. Any solid or semi-solid sock yarn will work for these. The largest size will probably need a little more than 400 yards, so keep that in mind. There are three sizes. The cables are graded, which means that each size will look a tiny bit different, but the concept is the same.

These were worked cuff-down with a heel flap & gusset. The pattern isn’t carried down the heel, so you could swap out the heel if you like.

The pattern looks a bit like the arbor in my aunt’s garden, hence the name. If you don’t see it, that’s OK. It only needs to make sense to me. The pattern is available via the magic of ravelry for $5.00.

Enjoy!!

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So Very Close

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I am one more cable repeat and a toe away from finishing these socks. I realize that it looks like a lumpy mess in this photo, but if you take a look at my last post, you’ll see that it looks really good on the foot. The chaos from my day job has settled down, so I will hopefully finish later today. I considered delaying this post, but I suspect that this sock will be off the needles when sun sets & any chance of good lighting has gone away. Besides, I’ve already tempted fate enough today. I stubbed my toe this weekend & cracked the nail. I’ll spare you the details. Suffice it to say, eww. Despite my best attempts to cripple myself, I trekked over to fibre space to visit the Miss Babs trunk show earlier today. There’s a good chance I’ll be knitting with cosmic in my future.

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Laboring

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It’s Labor Day is America, which means that many of us are enjoying a three-day weekend. Unfortunately, I’ve been tasked with working on a proposal this weekend for my day job, so there isn’t much relaxation time in the cards for me this weekend. Despite the proposal, I did manage to finish the first sock. OK, I suppose it’s not finished until the ends are woven in, but that can wait until a calmer time.

I carried the pattern down the heel flap, and I’m really happy with the way that looks. The additional knit stitches that I added make a huge difference. They frame the cables nicely.

Now I need to decide if I want to mirror the cable on the other sock. That decision can wait until I have time to pick up the needles again. I really should be working right now.

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Not Much Knitting

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There wasn’t much knitting happening this week, I’m afraid. Don’t get me wrong, some knitting happened. I’d probably become ragey if I didn’t pick up the needles at all. I did finish the leg on Ellington socks.

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With the limited time that I had to knit this week, Ellington was, shockingly, the easiest thing to work on. I had already finished the cabling on the leg, so I really only had a few rounds of increasing and decreasing to get to the heel.

I did start the heel for the socks that I’m working with the KAL, but I haven’t finished it, and I’m a little on the fence about it, so I haven’t photographed it just yet.

One of the reasons, I haven’t had much knitting time is that I was helping my friend Tanis fix something on her site. I have some experience beating wordpress into submission, so I lent her a hand. As a thank you, she awarded me with this.

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I clearly need to help Tanis out more often. I can’t decide if I want to knit with it, or just admire it. I’ve never managed to get my hands on a skein of Wollmeise before, and all I can say is that I love everything about it.

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