Saturday, January 29, 2011

Yay Me!

Yes, I know I sound like London from The Suite Life of Zac and Cody (or Suite Life on Deck if you're currently watching the show), but I got over another "blah me" hurdle and finally started my Knit Along Project for Goldenbird's New Techniques year long KAL! And I've found that I'm learning a few new techniques.

I decided on the Mini Mochi Entrelac socks (and if they don't fit me, I may cry until I totally dissolve, because I think they are going to be a lot of work).


I am using Premiere Yarns Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Sock Weight Yarn which is nice and cheap, 50% Merino Superwash, 25% Bamboo, and 25% Nylon. It is a little splitty, but at $4.50/230 yards, the price is right (but I am realizing I'm going to have to get more, as size 3 needles are recommended, and I'm using size 1 - as per the pattern, and I need 500 to 550 yards and I only have 460). And the colorwasy are lovely. I'm using Chili.

socks by PaulaStitches

AND, to get started, I had to learn a Provisional Cast on, which totally geeked he out when I watched Lucy Neatby's great video on it, as it's crochet AND knitting at the same time!! Could anything be better? You can watch the video here.

So, I'm only on the first knitted layer of the first sock, but I was so excited about knitting a few stitches that I had to blog about it. Why have I not been knitting? I LURVE to knit! Look for updates, I will try not to gripe as these are my mortal nemesis, socks.

Yay Me!


Katiebee said...

Nothing better than starting a new project! Hope you'll post lots of pictures~ Have you ever visited "Temptations" Yarn shop in Dublin? Great shop and right around the corner there is a Jens~ Ice cream & yarn...yum!

Michelle said...

The socks look really neat.
Good luck on your endeavor.

Ruth said...

love those... really beautiful.

Have a beautiful weekend Erin!!


Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Yay! go girl!! what fun xox

Lois Evensen said...

Ah, yes lovely patterns! I'm sure you will do well with them.

Laurie said...

Oh my...those socks are to die for and are now in my queue as well. I have a lot of Mini Mochi lying around whispering, "Knit me...knit me..." :-)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Ohlala, they are inspiring. I'm keen to know how you get on. I did some socks a long time ago, but nothing as intricate (and difficult) as these.

Nnenna said...

The socks are beautiful- good luck with them! Also, I just learned the provisional cast-on the other day for a project and I thought it was the coolest thing ever! hehe :D

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