Saturday, March 03, 2007

Ruby Red (socks, not slippers)

The Fleece Artist merino wool socks are proceeding. The Ruby Red color is a bit richer than my picture. I cast on 68 sts as recommended on the ball band for women's large but am thinking that the feet may be too loose. Trying to decide whether to decrease when I get to the heel, switch to 0s (I'm knitting on 1s) or just enjoy a pair of roomy socks. The stitch pattern is from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlotte Schurch. I don't follow her extremely thorough and helpful sockmaking directions, but am inspired by the stitch swatches. The Baby Cable I used on the orange socks came from the book as well.

Woven Stitch
Rnds 1 & 2 - K2, P2
Rnds 3 & 4 - Knit
Rnds 5 & 6 - P2, K2
Rnds 7 & 8 - Knit

I am also making progress on the orchid Snap Front Cardigan. The weather has been beautiful the past couple of days and I want to wear my lively cotton sweater. Watched the 1981 BBC version of Sense & Sensibility last night and made headway with the stockinette slog. The more recent version starring Emma Thompson is in my Netflix queue. It will be interesting to compare them. I am also looking forward to Alan Rickman as Col. Brandon.

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Blogger jayne said...

The red sock is fun. It reminds me of a little brick wall. Follow the red brick road?

I like your comments about Jimmy Durante, sounds very likely. I too like Dylan and especially Lay Lady Lay (often on my iPod) and Knocking on Heaven's Door.

I think you will love the Emma Thompson/Alan Rickman version of Sense and Sensibility. It is really lovely. DD and I watch it over and over.

If you like Emma Thompson, there is a wonderful and quirky movie just out on DVD, that DH and I really liked. Called Stranger Than Fiction. It's the closest thing to a novel that a movie has come for me (and I love novels).

Not worried about the meme. I picked you because you like to do the iPod challenge. Do it or don't do it if/when it pleases you. No worries.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I love the Emma Thompson/Hugh Grant verson of Sense & Sensibility - LOVE it! Haven't seen the BBC version -- please do tell how they compare.

How do you like knitting with the Fleece Artist?

3:49 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

Cate, I love that Sensational Socks book. I also made those baby cable socks. Great, easy stitch pattern. I just saw on Amazon that there is a Sensational Socks 2 book out.

Alan Rickman is a dreamy Col. Brandon! I adore that movie & have it saved permanently on my Tivo so I can watch again at will. The only discordant note for me was the casting of Emma Thompson, while a fabulous actress, she was way too old for that character.
Anyway, enjoy!

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

These socks are going to be so beautiful, what a great pattern this is! Thanks for sharing!

2:41 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Oh. I had clicked on the envelope, which is email,and was blocked in my attempt to contact you. But you're right, I can leave comments all day long if I choose. Hope you enjoy Day for Night, and S&S.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Lisa W. said...

wow...i can't believe that could be any richer in color. That is some gorgeous yarn and i love the texture of the stitch!

1:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the directions on the woven pattern/ stitch/ motif. I was going to ask because your sock looks good and enticing. The stash is ripe with sock yarns waiting for such inspiration! bri

3:12 PM  
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9:35 PM  
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9:38 PM  

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