Friday, January 22, 2010

Knetted

I finally finished this pair that I started during the BMFA Blue Moon cast-on. It's still raining so no pics of my sock pair right next to the river rocks in our backyard.


Sept RSC kit -
BMFA STR mediumweight in River Rocked
pattern: Knetted by Cat Bordhi
pattern size: medium-ish
needles: 2 x 2.50 mm KP nickel-plated circs (doing them Cat-style)

Mods:
- 1 extra diamond pattern on the leg. Had 55 g of yarn leftover so the potential was there to make the leg even longer if I wished
- Decreased to 54 sts for the leg. I think I finally close to my magic numbers to keep the medwgt STR from pooling. I've always pooled/flashed w/this weight & only rarely stripe.


I've got 2 RSC 2009 knits to knit up before RSC 2010 starts. I wound up my Nov RSC yarn & started on Cookie A's pattern. I still need to knit up the Jan RSC yarn, but I've hit a wall wrt having beads on it, even if I go with the fingerless gloves or mitts I'm thinking of going with instead of the socks.

I'm debating with myself if this should be the first year (out of 3 so far) that I won't do all the patterns. As much as I love My Blue Heaven, the Jan RSC yarn, my motivation to knit it up is nowhere to be found. So not like me to do that. Maybe if I complete the second half of a UFO'd mystery stole w/bead, I'll find the motivation. It is UFO Smackdown time anyway. We shall see.

4 comments:

cupcakefaerie said...

Beautiful!

I'm so far behind on my RSC knitting--I won't tell you how far. Until I catch up (possibly never), I'll be knitting vicariously through you. :)

Batty said...

Those are stunning! I love the combination of slipped stitches and variegated yarn. Thanks to my yarn diet, I'll be sitting out the RSC this year, but I can't wait to see what you knit!

tapmouse said...

AH! Finished Knetted! YAY! They turned out great.

Nell said...

Gorgeous! That makes me want to cast on RIGHT NOW!