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Welcome Back Old Friend

Some people can knit sweaters. I am not one of those people. Right now, I have two sweaters on the needles. Tilia and Viking Turid, both beautiful designs by Elsebeth Lavold. The designs are lovely, the yarn is a joy, its the gauge that gets me every time. No matter how much I swatch, the pattern dimesions come out all wrong.

It is just so frustrating, certainly not feeling like the “meditation” or “new yoga” that we all know knitting has become. So I’ve come back to my old friend, sock knitting. And I’m using an old friend of a pattern, Child’s First Sock in Shell Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks, by Nancy Bush.

Isn’t the trekking yarn 105 just perfect for a chilly autumn morning?

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First Socks of 2006

Actually, I started them in 2005, but they will be the first pair completed in the new year. The pattern is from Nancy Bush’s Knitting Vintage Socks. The Monday after Christmas, when the house was finally quiet, I cast on for the Child’s First Sock Pattern. (Nancy adapted the pattern to fit an adult foot, so don’t be alarmed by the size in the photo.)

Progress was slow to start, and stitch markers were my friends at that phase, but once I learned the rhythm of the pattern, removing the markers made the knitting move along much faster. The yarn is Lang Jawoll in Royal Blue. The needles are US size 1. The finished socks will be for me. Yay! Posted by Picasa

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