Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy Week! (caution RSC spoiler)

Lookie, a new book! I am so excited about this book. Of course I would never have bought it for myself so I am enjoying even more as it is a lovely gift! Lots of great information in here, and some I can hopefully incorporate in my new sock design.

My good friend Christy and I decided to do a (not so) Christmas (not so) sock swap last October. We had SO much fun we thought we would do it again this year. I guess Christy just couldn't wait till October and forwarded this wonderful gift to me early. And next month I can knit some of these socks for the Sock Knitters Anonymous group. FUN!

I also got my first 2009 Rockin' Sock Club kit. Isn't it just gorgeous! My favorite by far of all the sock club patterns to date. And my first beaded socks. LOVE them!
Pattern: Queen of Beads by Sivia Harding
Yarn: Socks that Rock lightweight in My Blue Heaven
Needles: 2 at once on 40" circular, KP nickel, US0 (2.0mm).
I changed the foot a little to accomodate not having beads in my shoes. I had so much fun contemplating the changes that it ended up being a pretty major change, but I love it. Instead of the pattern ending squared with the toe, I tapered off the pattern as part of the diamond.