Monday, May 3, 2010

Not So Much Knitting

So it's finally spring and I've been playing in the garden a lot. Look I have roses!

And socks. These are Wanida in Austerman Step Classic and I really like them. No modifications on these but I might make them longer if I did them again.

I've found that for my funny feet with the high insteps a gusset of at least 2 1/2 inches works the best. I think that the heel gusset makes the biggest difference in the fit of the socks, at least for me.

And for some mindless knitting after the workout in the garden, I've been knitting these squares out of my leftover sock yarn. You know, the little bits that you can't bear to throw away when the socks are done. I think the original calls for a lot more squares than I'm willing to make so mine will probably be baby quilt size.

It's been a fun trip down memory lane remembering where I was when I bought the yarn or what was going on when I knit those socks. Do you remember what was happening in your life when you were knitting something?


Sara said...

Gorgeous roses. I really love the barn raisings I've seen on ravelry, but the thought of sewing them all makes me a little weak.

Mary said...

Pretty, pretty roses!

I save my sock yarn scraps for darning. However, have I really ever done that? Nope. I like your idea of making a little blanket from them.

Iron Needles said...

Love love love the roses! Mine are not even thinking about blooms yet.

Looking forward to warm enough weather for handcrafting out of doors.

Melissa said...

Your roses are beautiful! It must be lovely to sit and knit in such fragrant air.
I love your idea of a scrap yarn memory blanket, though calling such pretty yarn "scrap" seems sooo wrong on so many levels. I'm new to sock knitting and this is one of the problems I've had so far. What to do with the left over bits?
Thank you for the great idea!

Knit n Sew Studio by Debbie said...

Love the Wanida Socks. I started mine last summer and then got distracted by other projects. You've inspired me to finish them. The squares are also terrific. Looks like a great project for the summer.