Tuesday, May 17, 2011

At Last the "Last Supper Socks"

My "Last Supper Socks" were finished on Sunday and served up today.

These socks were knit using US size 1 DPNs with Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn leftovers. The pattern is one of Yarmando's Toe-up sock pattern drafts from 2 years ago. That's right....these socks took me almost 2 years to knit. I think mostly because they were in such a small needle size for me.

I'm pleased with the result. They fit well and the pattern was easy. Did you see the heel flap?

I like it. Thanks for such a nice pattern Yarmando :)

I had trouble with my DPNs snapping while I used them. WTF? I sent three of the four broken needles back to Colonial Needles company with a note of disappointment in the quality of the needles and I suspect there was a manufacturing problem.

This vlog post explains why they are called the Last Supper Socks.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Riblet Warmer

I'm going to teach a Ribwarmer class soon and wanted a sample to show what students would be learning in class. I needed to get a piece knit quickly so i followed the pattern but reduced everything by 50%. I think it is quite lovely and cute. Here's the front.

Here's the back.

The yarn is Noro Kureyon using a US size 10.5 needles.

I completed the front short rows differently. This side has been slipped and turned with no wrapping. I think you can see it has a slight open design feature.

The other side was done with wrap and turn short rows.

I'm not sure which I like better. Which do you like?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Last Supper Socks-Update

I am currently knitting on the last Last Supper Sock.
I finished the first one (finally) Sunday afternoon at knitting.

Don't mind the markers. I need to keep them there so the sock match.

I've been working on these socks for almost 2 years. I am pleased with the fit, pattern and colors. These are knit using size 2.25 mm dpns, I think. I've broken 4 dpns while knitting them. More on that with the final vlog about the project.

I hope to finish the knitting this week. The yarn is Noro Sock Kureyon.

European Papers


I visited European Papers Saturday. This is a snapshot of the first floor gallery and shop. There are some lovely items.

This month includes some nice altered books. I snapped a few pictures

Upstairs is a studio and supply shop with oodles of book making supplies. It is a wonderful shop and requires some additional investigation.