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April 5th, 2006

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02:15 pm - update
So, I haven't gotten much knitting done in the past two weeks or so, but I do have a little bit of progress to share. I've been working on the Conwy pattern from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road. It's a really fun and pretty quick knit.

The pattern is knit cuff down, rather than toe-up like the last sock pattern I knit (Falling Leaves). I'm glad I've tried both ways, because now I know that I like cuff-down socks a lot more. Short-row heels and toes really do a number on my wrists, which would be fine if the final results were really attractive . . . as it turns out, though, I think heel flaps look and fit far better than short row heels do. I've finished one sock out of the pair, but I misread the instructions for decreasing for the toe and ended up with a ridiculously pointy toe as a result. It'll have to be redone sometime today. Bah.

ETA: The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, Black Watch colorway.

Here are some progress pics. Click for larger pictures. Sorry for the poor quality of the first one . . .

Conwy Socks

Conwy heel

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Date:April 6th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Pretty pretty! What yarn are you using for this pair? I agree with you on the fit of heel-flap heels, but I like short row toes and I like the ability to just knit until I run out of yarn, so for my next pair I think I'm going to try a reverse-engineered toe-up heel flap. We'll see how that goes. ;)
- Joanna
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Date:April 7th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Black Watch colorway.

Reverse-engineered heel flaps sound like a lot of work :-p
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Date:April 21st, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)

It was nice to meet you yesterday. :) I'm making Conwys too.
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Date:April 22nd, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
It was nice to meet you too! Maybe I'll see you at another knitting event sometime soon :)

When does the Knitsmiths group meet? I might drop by sometime . . .

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