Saturday, May 17, 2008

Green & teal

I don't have second sock syndrome with my Marilinda as I have cast on for the second sock, but I simply needed a break from the very thin strong BFL yarn. So back to my STR comfort knitting. The May STR sock club kit is being mailed out this week so I figure I should at least get one of my March kit socks done.

yarn: Socks that Rock medium weight in Lucky
pattern: Leafling by JC Briar based on Cat Bordhi's sock architechture (cuff down though)
pattern size: small
needle size: 2.50 mm KP circs

I have a gauge of 8 spi on the size 1.5's which is why the sizing confounded me. I should've been able to knit the "medium" since I thought my tighter gauge would compensate for the larger socks Cat's sock-itechture seems to produce, but I was wrong. The medium was still a bit too loose, especially the cuff, so I went down to the small size.

You can't tell since I'm not modelling the sock (still a wee bit too warm), but I also went for the shaped toe option in the pattern and so this the right sock.

But before I started (& finished) my first Leafling (gotta love STR medium weight for fast socks), I finished the front piece of my Grace sweater. I love how this pattern has all the shaping & decreases all charted out so there's no note-taking or thinking about balancing & reversing any shaping. So easy, but I haven't been motivated enough to focus on this sweater. I think if I did I would've been able to churn it out much faster than I have.


tapmouse said...

The top is looking so good! And I still haven't *really* cast on! (Yeah, I'm bad!) So now that is Twisted and Grace that I'm behind on!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Your leafling looks fabulous! I finished my toe of the second sock on the airplane tonight :)

Grace looks fabulous!

Nell said...

The leafling is very pretty. Makes me actually want to start knitting it. I have a extreme failing grade on the Rockin' Sock Club!