One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Earning the ‘crazy’

January 1st, 2013 · 2 Comments

There’s been a project that has tickled my subconscious for a long time now.  Since Knitting Vintage Socks came out and I discovered the Weldon’s Pamphlets, I’ve wanted to knit an OLD skool stocking.  Last week I decided it was time to give it a try.  While I have the right volume in hard back, I found the PDF online.  I spent a great deal of google time trying to find the right yarn as the yarn cited in the pattern is long since gone.  I couldn’t even find any specs on it and the pattern doesn’t give a gauge.  The best I could turn up lead me to buy a cone of 60/2 silk from Webs, which arrived yesterday.  The 0000 dpns were already in stash.  No idea when I added them but most likely during my phase where I wanted to knit a real Orenburg shawl.

This morning afternoon I decided it was time.

Crazy highway onramp

Got my cone, dpns and reading glasses ready.  Oh yes, plenty of coffee too, had to stay alert.

Two hours later I had completed 22 rounds of 120 st per round 3×1 ribbing of @1″.

1" of pure silk stocking

This is awesome!  Am I earning the “crazy” in my moniker or what?

Craft on!

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Tags: Silk Stockings · Socks · Weldon's

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jessica // Jan 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    A) That’s a LOVELY shade of purple.

    B) I think that sock looks fun to knit (so I might join you in the crazy department)

    And C) I love your Janeway mug!

  • 2 Kris // Jan 2, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Oh my! Those silk stockings are a crazy project indeed. You will have definitely earned your stripes — but perhaps only when you finish them. ;o)