Sunday, March 25, 2007

Turn it out

After the interminable socks, I needed to knit something that would be done in a hurry. Enter: Fetching! I finished one of these in almost one night. They've been perfect for the warm weather we've been having here this weekend. The only problem I have with them is that the cuffs are rolling. I hope that some gentle steam blocking will fix that problem.

Vital stats:
Pattern: Fetching from Knitty
Yarn: Andean Silk from Knitpicks
Color: Bluebell
Needles: two size 6 circular AddiTurbo's
Modifications: I knit only 16 rounds before the final set of cable turns because I have small hands and did not want to run out of yarn.

Of course, the next thing I did was to cast on for another sock. After conferring with my sock knitting expert, I decided to start a pattern from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road. Although, I've had this book for a while, this will be the first pattern I have knit out of it.


Laura said...

That's an awesome picture! And that color is LOVELY.

*I* am the sock knitting expert? Hah! :)

Olga said...

I know what you mean about needing that quick knitting project every once in a while! I agree with Laura--ditto and ditto. Also, that sock pattern you chose looks lovely.

Brenda said...

The bluebell fetching are lovely! I am quite enamored of mitts. I was surprised at how warm my fingers are in them.

Nancy Bush sock patterns rock. She writes a "robust protocol." OK, that was geeky. Have fun!

Amy in Beijing said...

I read somewhere that the 'Knitting on the Road' book has a lot of errors - maybe you should do a search so your not disappointed - although I don't know what I am saying - I am SURE you could figure out any errors without any trouble!

Sourire11 said...

Yeah for quick knits!

I never did solve the rolling problem on my fetchings... i just sortof wear them anyways.