Wednesday, May 07, 2008

WIP Wednesday-the Red Version

Don't know what it is, but I'm on a red kick lately.

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Mr. Lipstickjeans - 3 more increase sections and separate sleeves and try on...hmmm hope it fits, I think it will, my swatch grew in width, not height, and I am making it 1.5" size smaller than normal so it's that negative ease thingy..I think ;) (ease stuff just confuses me...you know positive and negative, heck, I just want something to fit!)
(fyi- Lipstick Lava is the colorway, thus my nickname for it) :)

These were my April SAM 5 socks..um..er..hey Z, it's May, what's up!
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Well, you see, time just ran out, (plus I wanted to finish TD) then see the top sock (which is sock 2), that wee leetle tail o'yarn, I ran out of the fixation 8 rows after the short row heel. So, I'm frogging back part of Sock 1 (bottom sock) to finish it. I knit 15 plain rows then 10 ribbing rows so I know I can make them smaller and they'll still fit.

The pattern is my own. You see in the past the 3 pairs of fixation ankle socks fit ok (have pair 1 on right now) but still a bit short in the foot/toe area. So this time I knit toe up and the difference is amazing. Can't wait to finish and knit more. Perfect for this weather here and for work. Once I fix Sock 2, I'll post my pattern. Still in awe I ran out of yarn, I never had before and even rescued someone with my leftovers. hmmm

8 comments:

tiennie said...

Red is a great color to be on a kick!

Emily said...

Yeah, I'm into red right now too! I was getting dressed the other day and realized I *needed* red socks to go with certain outfits. Sock yarn shopping, here I come! I'm stuck between Araucania, Shibui, or LL's....

weezalana said...

Don't you sometimes wish someone would've ditched the word ease and just called it baggy or tight? C'mon, we're knitters! Just tell it like it is! ;)

Sonya said...

I just did a red kick too! What yarn are you using for Mr. Lipstickjeans? It's in my sooner-rather-than-later queue.

Bezzie said...

Oh boy you'll be done with Mr. Lipstickjeans before you know it! I've been known to go on red jags every now and then...

IrishgirlieKnits said...

You sure are on a red kick! Love it though! And you probably will be done with Mr. Lipstickjeans soon!

Carol said...

Red is a happy colour! Love the red red red wips. More, more!

thegabbyknitter said...

It's a beautiful red!