Tuesday, 6 January 2009

And while I'm here....

.... I though I'd update with some knitting progress.

First up is my Twin Rib sock, the colourway is Babylonglegs Still Waters, sorry I can't remember the exact yarn type but I am loving it. They are going to be very warm.
Still Waters Sock Yarn 2
Still Waters Sock 1
The other pair on the needles are my first effort at a toe up. The pattern is Widdershins from Knitty and the yarn is merino/bamboo in the Ragdoll colourway, again by Babylonglegs. I have to admit that I am very proud of my toe but not so confident that I didn't put a life line in before starting the gusset increases.
Toe Up Toe 1
Toe Up Foot
I'm really enjoying the toe up pattern though I did wonder what I had let myself in for when I started. I felt like I was knitting holding a hedgehog. Normally I only use 4 DPNs but to cast on and do the first increases I needed to use 5 which only added to the fun. Still it turned out OK and not as hard as I though it would. Wish me luck with the heel though.

I'm also enjoying my new camera. Its much easier to get a decent picture and I'm looking forward to getting some good pics of finished objects. I'm going to get some coloured card I think to take pictures against. I took the ragdoll sock pic against our yellow beanbag and its come out really well but I don't have much else that I can use for backgrounds so I thought a few bits of card would do the job. Hopefully when it dries out a bit I can get into the garden and get some good finished object photos there. I also want to get myself a colour wheel but I'm not sure where to look for one so if anyone has any ideas I'd be thankful if you could let me know.


Crafty Cripple said...

Yummy yarn that and the toe ups are going really well! I have decided that I prefer toe ups to cuff downs, once you have got passed the tricky casting on thing.

I got a colour wheel free with a knitting magazine a while back. But you could just print out one of the pics from this search - http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=colour+wheel&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title.

It is great fun when you can start taking decent photos isn't it? Have you played with Picasa3 yet? If not you should download it, because it is very user friendly for tinkering with photos, ie fixing colours and contrasts.

Sorry you didn't make it to Borders last night, hopefully we will see you again in the future.


BabyLongLegs said...

Oooh......they are knitting up delish, Liv!!!!
Well done on the toe~up too.....!!!
S xXx

Sasha said...

Happy new Year Miffy.


SarahM said...

They look lovely Livvi! Fab colours.