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Little stitches

August 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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I dug out an old project to see if I could still actually make it happen. This is the crazy socks in crazy thin silk. I am almost done with the increases for the calf. Getting there. This is also the first time that I put the stocking on and I am happy to find that it will probably fit ūüôā

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Baby steps

January 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

I’m making little tiny baby steps along the tracks of my crazy lace stockings.¬† I promise I won’t post a daily update picture, but I couldn’t help it.¬† I sat with this after work last night for about an hour or so.

Weee!¬† 2″ now @ 44 rows. Guess I now know the row gauge is 22 rows/in.¬† Hahahahha.

Taking a break from the teeny tiny needles, I went back to spinning for Party Mix.¬† I’ve finished all the semi-solid yarn and have moved along to the multiple stuff.¬† I’m n-plying the single to come up with a three-ply yarn.¬† Found that one 4 oz braid of the merino/silk will fit on a single Golding bobbin.

This is the second of three braids to spin of the multi.¬† Have to say, I LOVE my Golding wheel.¬† I’m spinning this on the full sized baby.¬† I did this last night while watching the second half of The Hunger Games on demand.¬† I loved the books and found the move enjoyable.

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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?

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