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Relm and one cabled sock

I had a strong urge to knit a hat this weekend, so I made Relm from the Knit.1 Fall/Winter 2008 magazine.  It was fun to learn cables without the cable needle, but the hat is very big.  I don’t think I will go back and make it smaller, since I don’t want to deal with the cables.  The hat is made from Angora Soft from Knit One Crochet Too.  It is very soft and very warm.  I almost broke a sweat from the few minutes of picture taking, of course its about 100 degrees outside.  I am wishing for a cold winter so that I can wear all the wonderful knits I’ve made this year.

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I finally got a decent picture of my Cable Socks from my Sarah Dallas Knitting book.  I made the first sock in three days, but then I just didn’t get the urge to knit the second sock.  I think it is the lack of difficulty in the pattern.  It is a simple 6 row repeat that got very boring very fast.  I also don’t like how stretchy the pattern is.  It is so stretchy that the socks are almost slouchy, and I don’t really like socks that slouch. 

I started making my first pair of toe-up socks last night.  So far I have only made the toe, but it looks good.  The pattern I am using is Red Brick Road from the same magazine as the Relm hat.  The sock is mostly stockinette and two mock cables up the sides.  I plan on putting all knitting projects aside and finish my mom’s sleeveless tank today.  I already washed clothes this morning, and I don’t really have any plans for the rest of the day.  Hopefully I can get it finished by the end of this week. 

cable socks


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Almost Friday…

I can’t believe it’s almost Friday.  Today I have to figure out what I am going to knit tomorrow at Yarnivore’s Knit Night.  I think I want to take my lacy shawl, but it is something that I need to concentrate just a little on.  I don’t want to mess up so I will need some mindless knitting.  Maybe I can cast on for a simple dish cloth or something.  I have been meaning to knit my son a washcloth, and I think I may have some cotton yarn to make it with.  Of course I will need an easy pattern.  Maybe I will start searching for a pattern soon.  Hmm… 

Oh, and on another note, my mother said that she wanted a plain back for her sleeveless tank, which is awesome, so I won’t have to do the lace repeats.  Now I just have to figure out the decreases so that they will match the front, since the decreases for the front were worked into the lace.  🙂

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