Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Brigit Socks in Jitterbug & WIP

I finished up my Brigit Socks in Jitterbug last night.

Brigit Socks in Jitterbug


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Cast On:
February 12, 2009

Finished:
March 3, 2009

Pattern:
Brigit by Monkey Toes (Ravelry only pattern)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brigit

Made for:
Me - 9" circumference, 9 1/4" long

Needles:
US 0 / 2.0 mm & US 1 / 2.25 mm Knitpick Options & Harmony
2 socks on 2 circs

Yarn:
Colinette Jitterbug in Vatican Pie - 160
1 skeins = 320.0 yards (292.6m)
Purchased at:
Tucson Yarn Company in Tucson, Arizona


I knit these toe up as I wasn't sure how much length I would get out of the Jitterbug. I have heard it is kinda short on yardage. So I figure it is safer to do it this way.

I like the pattern. It worked out pretty well doing it toe up. I used the heel from the Wendy Johnson Toe-Up Feather and Fan socks. I found I like her double wrap. It closes up the holes that I can sometimes get with toe-up socks. So that is good.

I am pretty happy with these. Nice solid socks. Not earth shattering, but they will be good to wear.


Chevron Lace Scarf in Tempted Handspun

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Pattern:
Spot-Dyed Chevron Lace Scarf Pattern by JP
http://the-doily-underground.blogspot.com/2007/10/spot-dyed-chevron-lace-scarf-with.html

Needles:
US 9 / 5.5 mm Knitpicks Options


Yarn:
Handspun by Me
145.0 yards
Fiber is Tempted Hand Painted 80% superwash merino/20% Cashmere Fiber in Roxanne - Red & Black
Purchased at
The Loopy Ewe in St. Louis, Missouri

Wanted a pattern that should be easy yet feature the yarn I had spun quite nicely. I found this pattern. It is an ideal fit.

The pattern allows for great customization. Yet it is only 2 rows, so it is super simple & quick. Definitely is showing off the striping of colors wonderfully.

2 comments:

Cher said...

Just lovely! The colors rock!

ten said...

Those are seriously nice socks. The pattern is going on my list, despite the fact that I read it - three times! as Bright rather than Brigit. *sigh* I need to do it in a Celtic color... (not kelly green)... moss? grey? think, think, think...