Emily's the knitter, Clare's the spinner, and we both like cocktails!

Sunday, 28 January 2007

Fiesta Feet

So, these are the other socks I'm in the throws of - but now trying to get Mum's lilac socks done first. These may go skiing with me - good to have something small but complicated. Not sure I'll be able to knit on the plane - Gatwick say 'pens, biros, refills ok' but in not allowed is anything with a sharp point. So I probably won't risk it.

This is a Lucy Neatby pattern, which has an unusual design. you start with striped garter stitch strip, to fit comfortably but snuggly around your ankle, graft it together and pick up and knit form one side. The length of your garter strip decides the stitch count, so you could use any yarn. This is the other side, shows my wholly inadequate grafting (all came apart - so I had to more or less sew it together!)

I am using a Cherry Tree Hill multi (from I Knit London) and Opal Uni brown (from Getknitted). Seems to be working well. I usually really dislike lacy, knobbly socks - but I like these!


Kate said...

Ginny, thanks so much for the link to the shawl percentage calculator - it's really useful.

Great socks!

nicole said...

I'm dying! those colours are awesome!! Those socks are super!

Alice said...

I am having heart flutters just looking at that divine sock/thing. How do you do this? How do you get such gorgeous stuff going on?

Devorah said...

That is looking great! The colors really pop.

Grumpy said...

How are your fiesta feet coming along? I'm knitting them too at the moment with lot of frogging!

Anni said...

Fantastic sock. I've done 3 return flights (so 6 in all) in the last year and taken knitting with me on all 6 flights. The last two trips (to Norway) I just left my sock with bamboo needles in my hand luggage and it wasn't picked up security at all. The first flight to Alicante I asked at check in and was told bamboo needles were fine. I knitted on the various planes and no flight crew ever asked me about it. Also knitted in the departure lounge and by the gate and was never approached by any staff.. So I'd say that bamboo dpns woudl be fine.