Tag: socks

Back from the Stormy Coast

Spent most of the last week down in Cannon Beach, Oregon, where the weather was dramatic and alternately gorgeous and awful.

Here is some of the gorgeousness-



Great time of year to go, though- as we had the place almost completely to ourselves!

I got a fair bit of argyling done while we were there, too


(Yep. Sadie pup came with!)
Done with the patterned part of the first sock, and on to number 2-


There have been a few setbacks that cost me some time (I’ve learned that ripping back and re-knitting intarsia is kind of a bugger),and I’ve learned that I need to be vigilant about checking for symmetry after completing each row.

But I’m starting to get the hang of it. I’m becoming an Argyler!

Gonna have to get me more Zauberball.

Crazy ZauberGyle!

The urge to Argyle is strong, so I’m going with it.

The up-side of having a fairly robust stash is that when you need to get something started quick, there are usually yarn options at hand!

For this particular venture, I selected some leftover Crazy Zauberball, and coordinated with a couple of neutrals.

Working from a cool old Bear Brand pattern booklet from 1950 as a general guide


and my own computer-generated chart (because I wanted a stitch count that was a little different from the booklet options)


I cast on and got started argyling!


Here is the back-


Neat, eh?

Intarsia is a little fussy because of all the strands that tend to get tangled up as you interlock them going back and forth, but I think the result is going to be worth it.


I am now officially between sweaters.

Haven’t figured out what the next big project will be.

That might start to bother me soon, but right now I’m having fun playing with all my cool new colors 🙂

I also have a pair of “in the meantime” socks going


Love love love the Zauberball.

In fact, I do so love the zauberball that I’ve made an attempt to spin some of my own zauberball-esque yarn


here it is a little closer.


Here’s another experimental skein that I think looks a little bit Noro-ish


And then there are the single color samplers


Fresh and fruity little mini skeins.

Blog’s New Home

Hey- Thanks for dropping in!

I’ve been taking a web design class the last couple of months, and in the process have built this new site. It’s been a lot of fun, and I have learned a lot, but it’s probably taken some of my attention away from blogging each weekend.

So now that I’ve got my own domain and the blog is all moved over to it’s new home, I hope to be able to give it a little more of my time and energy.

In knitting news, I’m still working on socks for nephews.


But I’m getting mighty close.

Less than half a sock to go. With any luck I can get them in the mail some time this week!

Also been working on a new variation on the Griff+mohair theme


Not quite as flashy as the multicolor singles, but I think it has interesting possibilities-

Question for y’all-

What do you recommend for post-sock-marathon leisurely holiday travel knitting?