Monday, June 19, 2006

New Toy and New Project

I got a new toy over the weekend for knitting. I purchased a digital scale so I can divide a skein evenly into balls. I can use it in the kitchen too, but I probably wouldn't have bought it just for that alone. It is not the most exciting thing I have ever purchased for my knitting, but it will be useful. I also had a twenty percent off coupon; that sealed the deal. I used it as soon as I got home to split a skein as a test drive and it worked great. My husband swears it doesn't work though - he's been weighing the candy he ate al weekend and cannot get a weight on a lone Hot Tamale. I just told him to put the candy down and step away from the scale and if he really wanted to check out the "weight" of the candy - he should hop up on the bathroom scale.
I decided to start a new pair of sock with Socks That Rock; I'm using the Fairgrounds color. It is the color that came with my first shipment from Blue Moon fiber Art's Rockin' Sock Club. I'm also using the Rock and Weave pattern that came with the shipment too. The pattern is pretty unique. The cuffs of the sock are knit flat and then secured around the ankle with buttons. The foot of the sock is begun by picking up stitches along one of the long edges of the cuff.

I'm still working on the first cuff. I got started late yesterday afternoon. The cuff is in linen stitch. It is a pretty simple slip stitch pattern and so far I like the results. It isn't a very stretch fabric so the buttons a probably a good idea. And I love an excuse to go shopping for buttons. These pictures so a close up of the stitch detail on the cuff. The photo on the left is a close up of the right side of the fabric and the picture on the right shows the wrong side.

If you are curious about what the socks will look like when finished, check out the Sock Club KAL blog to see some finished socks. There is a link over there on the right.

7 comments:

Jen said...

Wow! Gorgeous.

cpurl17 said...

I love that sock yarn & the pattern really shows off the colors.

I finally found a use for my Weight Watcher's scale--measuring yarn--but am not so sure how accurate it is!

Leslie said...

Those colors are gorgeous, and I love the texture of the pattern!

Angela said...

Love the colorway. Fairground seems a fitting name.
Wait...trying to register a weight for a single Hot Tamale?...and our husbands think we waste alot of time and money on our knitting?...please!

Ang

Zonda said...

Looks good so far! Um thanks for the idea of the 20% off coupon, I almost threw it out..Can't wait to see your finished socks!

Mom said...

Glad to see you finally got the scale. You've been wanting it for a while. 20% off coupon??? Must have been Bed Bath or Linens & Things....
Yarn is beautiful colors... will you post the socks when they're done?

Bezzie said...

Finally! A use for all those coupons Bed, Bath & Beyond sends in the mail!

I love those colors, but I'm not sure what I like more-the right or wrong side of your socks?!