20 March 2007

Sock Madness Round 2

Round 2 for Sock Madness has been announced. We get the next pattern on Thursday. We have been told that we need a variegated sport weight yarn and size U.S. 2s. Now I have a TON or sock yarn. Yes that much! Never mind all the non-sock yarn. But it is a surprise to me that I have little to no sport/DK weight yarn. Most of what I have in that weight is from Mode Dea's Sassy Stripes line, which I have made two pairs of socks for my honey. I found in my stash one colorway that I have enough of for the project but I do not know if self stripping will work or not. We were told that we should have 7 stitches to the inch with 2s but I got 5.5 stitches to the inch with the Modea (colorway: Spring, 6983). I only got 7 stitches to the inch when I used 1s. Now I did a swatch with some really lovely Schaefer Anne sock yarn with 2s and got 7 stitches to the inch with it but its not sport weight, it is fingering weight. Its difficult to judge what to do without seeing the pattern. LOL so I have pulled out both yarns and will judge when I get the pattern on Thursday afternoon.

In the mean time I have been knitting on other projects. I am more then half way done with an entrelac stole from "Scarf Style". I also completed a pair of toe up socks that I really love. I did the short row heel from the first round pattern. I just wanted to learn how to do a toe up sock. If I had had the funds to buy extra needles and the time between rounds I would have tried doing socks on 2 circs. I just want to add to my skills. :-) Anyway here are the socks and a possiblity of yarn for round two.


KnittyOtter said...

I was wondering what you'd been up to. :D

Florrie has some DK weight Opal. Good price too. :D

When you going to be over there? You are off this week right?


SheepsPyjamas said...

Lucky you, to be off this week... I've no clue as to yarn choices, etc, but I did want to drop in and wish you luck with Round the Second... :*)