Friday, April 25, 2008
I was a good girl and finished up the toe on my first Art School Sock. They fit perfectly! And I'm very happy with the toe. It's Dawn Brocco's variation on a star toe that decreases on six points rather than four. I think it disrupts the flow of the color patterning less than other toes would.
And I finished up the Presto Chango. All except the buttons.
Pattern: Presto Chango
Yarn: Reynolds Dover, Superwash Wool, approximately 5 skeins (82 yards)
Modifications: Increase CO to 56 sts, increase to 60 sts
Body done with Ridge Stitch: (RS)Knit across, K2tog across, Kfb of each st across, Purl across)
Front Panel with Loop Pattern: (RS) Knit across, *K1, sl 1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2, Knit across, K2, *sl 1 K1; rep from * to end
Button holes at top only. Remaining buttons permanently attached creating a pull over sweater.
I love the way it turned out. I'm just hoping that youngest grandson starts growing up instead of continuing to grow out! :) It might fit him right now, but it's supposed to be a December birthday present!
We have baby fruit in the back yard! And yes, we still have mature fruit on the tree! I don't have a ladder and everything we can reach has pretty much been picked!
Ray's got some lace and sock weight yarns on Special Clearance. Check 'em out!