Saturday, 23 October 2010

Fontly Fantastic

Pom Star Socks.  You gotta love the way that almost any font make the 'm' of the 'Pom' look like an 'r' and an 'n'.  Why yes, this is entirely the reasoning behind choosing the name - how did you guess?!
pom star socks by redscot
complete with gratuitous pomegranate shot
So here it is: the latest in my collection of alcohol-beveragely-themed socks for your delectation!  Pom(egranate) Star Socks!  Have you ever tried a Pom Star cocktail?  All you need is a glass full of ice and some gin, and top it up with equal parts of pomegranate and passion fruit juice!  Almost as delicious as the socks themselves!
lightweight superwash merino wool sock yarn by fearless fibers
in the wrath colourway

Cuff down, cabled (some of which can be done without the cable needle), heel-flapped and just waiting to go to a good home!
(go on - you know you want to!
only $3.50, or £2.25, or €2.50...)

This large size was knit with fingering weight yarn and size 2.75mm (or US 2) dpns, but, as always, it's just as simple to use 2 circs, or magic loop.  

I work out the sizing, not, as some folks do, by measuring the foot, but by measuring the ankle circumference.  I've tried on so many socks that would be perfect if not for the sadness of never getting the thing past my heel and ankle! For me, the large is roughly a circumference of 9"/10".  A heel flap usually gives enough ease, though, so there's not much to worry about here!So, there you have it - one new sock pattern.

I'm liking this theme - it gives great scope for testing... in more ways than one!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Socks And Socks And More Socks, Oh MY!

Soon, my pretties, soon you shall be let loose amongst the world of mortal knitters...  (And immortal - I wouldn't want to be accused of prejudice against the non-breathing classes.  I'm sure vampires and zombies get cold feet, too.)

red and yellow and pink and gre... oops
4 patterns are up and running, or nearly so...  2 patterns are currently being attacked by my Intrepid Test-Knitters™, a third is thisclose to being ready for testing and the 4th is on the needles, currently wrestling with stitch counts, cable cross-overs and whether or not it'll stay cuff down...

3 latest patterns, 5 socks, above: King Cole ZigZag in Aqua; Fearless Fibers Lightweight Superwash Merino in Wrath; Knit Picks Felici in Marine Life; Noro Kureyon Sock in 240; and Frog Hair Fibers Superwash Merino in Amethyst

new pattern 1, new pattern 2, new pattern 1,
new pattern 3, irish ale, traffic island and  gin and tonic socks
Yeah, okay, a fifth is already on the needles, and sixth and seventh are currently being worked out on paper, and an eighth is an ever-brightening gleam in its mummy's eye...  Or is that just new-age vampirism rearing its sparkly head?

Soon, my pretties, soooooon...

Mair Bloag Weejits

Footerin' Aboot

Footerin' Aboot
Heh! I'm so funny!

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