Show and Tell

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First up, progress on the Suri sock.

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That’s one sock down, and one leg at about the halfway point. This picture doesn’t do the sock justice. I’m really pleased with the way these turned out.

Next, On the Edge of a Maelstrom is now available to the general public.

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Finally, the mystery sock period is over, so I can actually show off Mally.

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It was fun watching the knitters work on these over the last couple of months.

The patterns for On the Edge of a Maelstrom and Mally can be found in my ravelry shop. I’ll add links to the pattern page here when (or should I say if) things calm down.

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Suri Sock Progress

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Despite the heat we’re experiencing this weekend, and the fact that my house is filled with dry wall dust, I am knitting. I’ve completed the leg of the first sock using the Suri Sock from Little Gidding Farm.

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I started the pattern at the back of the sock and have it traveling around the leg. I’ve taken a couple of side shots to give you an idea of what is happening.

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I’m still playing around with some lace, and there is a simple cable thrown in once the pattern stops traveling. I’m happy with the way things are looking.

These are going to be warm socks, which is a little ironic considering how hot it is today.

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A Successful Experiment

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Look, I have to lace socks. Yes, many people have paved the way for this before, but this was a first for me. I may have gotten a little carried away with the length of the legs. Someone had commented that lace grows. Now, I know and have proof.

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I’m still struggling to find decent lighting. I seem cursed lately. When the sun is shining, I’m busy doing other things or my camera battery has no juice. The above¬†close up sort of shows some of the detail in the center.

I’m happy with the outcome of this experiment, which means there may be more lace in the future.

Someone had commented last week¬†stating that she couldn’t tell if I was ready to post a pattern for these. In short, I’m not. At least, not yet anyway. Pattern writing takes time, and these socks desperately need a bath before “official” photos can be taken. To be honest, life has been hectic and busy, so pattern writing has had to take a back seat. Rest assured, when I publish these, I’ll announce it here.

Now I need to contemplate what I will be do for my next project. I’ve been provided yarn support by some wonderful indie dyers, so I do need to pay attention to their yarns. I’m off to play with graph paper, and figure something out.

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Keeping it Weird

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The post title should give an indication of where I spent my week. If that isn’t enough of a clue, here’s a picture.

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Anyone care to hazard a guess?

I grossly overestimated the amount of knitting that I would get done while away. My entire week was spent with days trapped in a conference room and evenings entertaining clients. Fortunately, I did finish one sock before I left.

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I can see that I’m going to have to play around with camera settings and lighting to really get a good image of the pattern. The color of the yarn wants to hide the stitch work in the center. I’m sure I’ll figure something out. I can also see that I need to dust the top of my little step stool.

Now that I’m back, there hasn’t been much time for knitting either. This one has been demanding attention.

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I suppose it’s nice to know that the kitties missed me.

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Best Laid Plans

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I had every intention of writing a post to show the progress on that lacy sock business, except all of the photos are horrible, and now my camera battery is dead. Some of the pictures are over exposed. Some are underexposed. My experiments with playing with aperture settings yielded several pictures where a very tiny bit of the sock is in sharp focus, and the rest of it is a blurry mess. While that would be a great way to hide mistakes, I don’t think there are any mistakes to be hidden, so I’ve decided to spare the world my photographic disaster.

I’d take more pictures once the battery has some juice, but I need to pack for a business trip. I promise to show off the sock next week, really I do. I’m getting the hang of this lace business, which probably means that I’m about to get overconfident and make a complete mess. I do have a tendency to forget the last yarn over, but I’m getting better at catching that before I have to tink back several rounds.

The sock in progress is accompanying me on this trip. I’m not actually sure I’ll have much time to knit, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.

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