Thursday, February 09, 2006
This picture is for Coleen who graciously requested a picture of my finished Badcaul sock. As stated before I adore this pattern beyond belief. A sock with cables knit up in less than a week!?!?! It just might be my new favorite sock pattern!!
I came home to find more sock knitting goodness left by my beloved husband. It's 4 skeins of Color your own sock yarn from knit picks & 2 skeins of amazing hand dyed sock yarn from Brooklyn Handspun. Marie's colors are even more amazing in real life. Isaac chose "flickering flame" and "bluejeans". I'm really thrilled that he was able to get me some of her yarn. He knew I was low on sock yarn & asked me for my favorite sites. I immediately pointed him towards Marie! I really lucked out to get 2 skeins!!
The "blue jeans" colorway is destined to become Elfine socks. Can you tell I am totally in love with all of Anna's patterns? Marie will be posting more yummy sock yarns tomorrow in her shop if you are so inclined! I really want some of the superwash she mentions here. Superwash sock yarn in flickering flame? Double Yum!!
Thanks for all the responses about my sewing! I am really excited about starting the sew-along. I'm glad to see so many of my blog friends have joined too!
I decided to upload a few of my favorite fabrics to a new photoset on flickr.
I think I am going to do a trial skirt with the vintage wrap skirt pattern I have. I have a ton of fabric that would look good & it seems it would be an easy first skirt since there is no zipper. The Betsy Ross pattern I ordered requires a zipper. I have sewed a zipper into the lining of a bag before & it looked OK but it was on an inside pocket not on the back of a skirt. Maybe I need to practice some more of that before I start the skirt.
Any experienced sewers wanna give me some pointers on putting a zipper in a skirt?
I don't sew, myself (well, barely, I hemmed a curtain once and made a pillow shaped like an elephant :D ) but I can't wait to see your projects!
That sock is amazing.
And Marie's yarn is totally amazing. She is a super duper talented spinner, dyer, and overall fiber expert. She has this incredible Koigu-esque superwash yarn she is putting up for sale tomorrow. I definetely have to get my hands on that.
I am also totally coveting that orange/yellow/red yarn. That looks amazing. I can't wait to see what you knit up with that.
You must have an awesome husband!
Thanks also for posting about Sew I Knit, I've asked to join up, I've got a load of fabric and patterns for skirts that need a bit of encouragement to get sewn up!
I am planning to work on some skirts for spring with my sewing machine. I know so little about sewing, but I want to learn! ;)
The badcaul socks are lovely, but how did you find cabling on socks? It was a bit awkward for me with all the needles on the IK pattern, but she seems to use circs, so I'm assuming it was easier? I want to do the Elfine socks too, but I have to learn toe-up methods first I think! Any advice would be greatly appreciated ;)