Wednesday, March 15, 2006

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Ok, got my internet connection, again. Here's how far I got on my Nor-Way hat in class Saturday. Unfortunately my gauge became significantly tighter as we went along (I was practicing doing 2-handed fair isle) so I may need to find a small hatless child to give this to once it's done. Arnhild's hat technique is very clever and I'm sure I'll make another (adult-sized) hat for next winter.

And here is the yarn that followed me home from Wool & Company. Here we have Claudia Hand Painted in Red Wagon and Koigu in p812. It was so hard to pick from their fantastic selection of colors, but these were so springy I couldn't resist.

Dublin Bay Seaside Socks:
Pattern: Dublin Bay (link opens pdf)
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Seaside
Needles: Size 0 pony pearl double point needles (gauge was 9/inch)
Start Date: February 28, 2006
Date Finished: March 11, 2006
Comments: There is nothing I don't like about this pattern or yarn. Dublin Bay is becoming my standard pattern as it allows handpainted yarn to show off it's color, but it adds a little interest with the lace panel. It has the Eye of Partridge heel which I just love. Nope, I love it all. The yarn was a delight to work with. Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock has such a nice spin to it and I really enjoy the fully saturated colors. There will always be more Dublin Bay and Lorna's Laces socks in my future (I've already started my next Dublin Bay!).

3 comments:

Kathy said...

I SO love the watermelon colorway. What will you do with that? I cannot wait to see. I'm waiting for more sock yellow to finish Al's birthday lace socks. Ive really enjoyed making the first one.

knit_chick said...

I'm intrigued by the Eye of Partridge heel. I can't wait to see your next Dublin Bay socks.

My hat turned out smaller than expected, too. I was going to turn it into a headband, but instead it turned out too much like a tourniquet.

aija said...

Beautiful socks! I just picked up the Seaside colorway & love the way yours looks knit up.