Knitting Weekend

Stayed in again today so that means more time to knit. As a result, I finished my second pair of Leyburns. I couldn’t be happier with this pair.

Project: Mossy Leyburns
Pattern: Leyburn Socks by Minty Fresh
Yarn: Socks That Rock Mediumweight
Colourway: Mossy Agate
Needles: 2.25mm circulars
Cast on: 2 Mar 2009
Cast off: 28 Mar 2009
Notes: 69 sts on foot, 66 on leg, toe-up, Judy’s Magic Cast On, short-row double-wrap heels, EZ sewn bind-off

I love this pair, and it’s mine. All mine!

Seriously, I don’t know why the pphoto looks blurry.

At yesterday’s meet up with the UAE Knitters, the first finished sock got to be modelled by Debbie and Jackie. This is Debbie with a US8 foot and it fits her well. She was so worried about stretching out the ribbing that I had to pull the sock onto her foot!Jackie was wearing the perfect green shoes so we got her to try it on too. And they fit perfectly!
Okay, more on the meet-up. We were scheduled to do a group cast on for our Sock KAL. Of course we had to catch up first, have coffee in our own time, talk about yarn and projects and patterns and yarn. All the while we were getting our sock yarns ready. Hala wound her beautiful Solis Malabrigo sock yarn after she helped out Debbie with her beautiful red and gold hank of Lorna’s Laces. Preeti decided on a lovely pink Dream in Colour Smooshy called Petal Showers and will be knitting Dublin Bay Socks. Jackie, after casting on with a nice but strange-looking white, blue, red and purple variegated yarn, decided on the oh-so-smooshy Claudia’s Handpainted skein in blues. She will be knitting the Cherry Tree Hill Basic Socks . I, like Debbie, chose to use the Lorna’s Laces and since I have that lovely hank of Ashburn given to me by Larcy in the Christmas Stocking Swap, the choice was obvious.

Here is a photo of our skeins, including Rain’s King Cole Merino with two-at-a-time socks already on the needles!

Hala taught us all something new yesterday: German Long Tail Cast On. It’s dead easy, I can’t believe I never used it before. Here’s the start of my picot cuff last night. I love this skein, but I am quite doubtful that it will knit up a full pair of socks. 215 yards, what do you think?
Continuing on with the Malabrigo March Madness, I bit the bullet and cast on for my first ever lace project. This is Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark using Malabrigo Lace in colourway Amoroso. I’m also reading from the chart. Woot! This chart is quite easy to follow so I don’t consider myself an expert yet. I’m loving this pattern and the knitting is so relaxing. It’s like back to basics for me, but with the extra confidence.
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