Yay, I’ve finally finished this thing and now I can put away my loom and ignore it for a while. I was going for a long wrap thing (I used the island in my kitchen, length-wise, to warp, so the warp was probably eight feet long) but nope. I used Kauni 8/2 for both warp and weft (so it’s too itchy for anyone to actually wear) and a 10 dent reed. The warp is the rainbow colorway and for the weft I used the black to white one. My selvages look terrible, too. I think this is because I had no idea how wide this would end up (I wanted to get an entire rainbow in there) so I started warping at the very edge of the reed instead of somewhere in the middle of it. Not a great idea. Still, as a proof of concept I’m pretty pleased with this.
This is my second pair of Leyburn socks, but it’s kind of a fail. I made this in sport weight yarn, so I was kind of guessing at the number of stitches I would need. They go on, but the pattern on the leg is all stretched out and not flattering. I think I would add another repeat’s worth of stitches if I make these again in this weight yarn, but only on the leg – the feet fit perfectly. Yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Mediumweight, in colorway Fruity Loopies.
Here’s my completed Radiate pullover. I know you will be shocked to hear the yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh DK, in Neon Peach and Astrid Grey. The only modifications I made were size – the pattern says you should have two inches positive ease, which for me would be a size 44. This is right in the middle of two sizes – 46 and 42 – so I made the size 46 yoke, but only cast on the number of underarm stitches for the 42, giving me a stitch count for the body somewhere in the middle of those two. Note also that I’m talking about this like I sat down and figured out exactly what I needed to do, which is completely not true. 🙂
Here’s a post I totally intended to publish last week and apparently not only forgot to publish it, I forgot to write it, too!
It’s another pair of vanilla socks with a fish lips kiss heel. This yarn is from Cold Springs Creations. It’s the Trillium MCN base in Crayon Factory. This yarn is AMAZING. It’s super fat yarn but it knits up into lovely, plushy, soft, socks at my regular sock gauge (9st/in).