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Pomatomus

My Pomatomus socks are done! Actually, they were done Wednesday, but I was in NY and didn’t want to appear too strange to my soon-to-be in-laws by whipping out my camera and my laptop to blog it all after completing the second sock. I’m sure it was enough that I immediately put them on my feet despite the fact that it had to be 85 degrees F inside and pranced around the house. At least The Man is used to it!

I used some yarn that I got off of eBay from kbrece (hand dyed 100% merino wool) and I have to say that I loved working with this yarn. I loved it more than the Lorna’s Laces I used for my Jaywalkers. I am so happy that I have two more skeins to use and when those are gone, I will most likely buy more. Eventually, though, I would like to find some good sock yarn with 50% wool content at most. Anyhow… good yarn and a great color. I used US 1 needles for the cuff and US 2 for the rest. If I had actually worked on these, I would have had them done in less than two weeks, but I put them aside for the better part of a month and a half. This past week I took apart sock number 1 to lengthen it just a bit when I was almost done with the 3rd repeat of chart A for the top part of the second sock. If I hadn’t done that, I probably would have been done sooner, but I’m happier with the end result, so it’s worth it.

I finally got a photo of these outside and the color is quite accurate:

And here they are on my feet:

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To prove that I have still been knitting other things, here’s some progress on Roge:

In two more rows I will be joining the top of the pocket to the body. I must admit that after I did all that work, I was fearful it wouldn’t fit me. I took it off the needles and tried it on. IT FITS! Yay! Progression continues. I must admit, though… I’m finding this an easy knit right now. Maybe it’ll be more difficult when I get to the hood.

Icarus looks pretty much the same since the last time I showed it. I knit a few rows only to find that somehow I really messed it up and had extra stitches where they shouldn’t be so I had to rip back without a lifeline. It worked out, though, so no worries. I’m in the second repeat of the first chart. I don’t really look at the chart much anymore – I just check it every now and then to know how much I’ve done.

It’s time to cast on for another pair of socks. I think I’m going to do Baudelaire with the purple yarn I have in my stash. Should prove to be an interesting challenge :o)

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I’m a thirty-something who works in finance. I live in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

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