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12. September 2010 14:26
by Jobo

IK2: Round One Complete - Loch Ness Fog

12. September 2010 14:26 by Jobo | 1 Comments

After much struggling for motivation, finally I have completed my "Loch Ness Fog" socks!  Both the color, combined with the fact that I have been re-listening to the audio books of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series... have gotten me thinking about Scotland.  (The series is awesome, and the reader for the audio books is superb!  I get lost in the story and realize I've stopped knitting to listen!)

finished loch ness fog

The socks have turned out as planned... though the texture is a little busy I think.  I am glad I decided to use a mostly solid color for these, because I think I would have really disliked any extra distraction from the color. 

The yarn here is Knit Picks Kettle Dyed Stroll in "spruce", and as always this yarn was a pleasure to work with.  The completed socks are soft, warm and comfortable. 

Seeing as how this was my first pair of 2-at-a-time socks... I am pretty pleased with the new skills I've learned.  After some coaching from the other members of Team Canada I decided to go for broke and try and turn both heels at the same time on the same circular needle.  The process was a little fiddly, but mostly painless, so I am glad I decided to try it out.  I think it would have been way worse to try and shift the socks to different needles and then shift back again.  I will definitely try this technique again sometime.  I think it will be perfect for simple ribbing or stockinette socks... much faster than trying to do one and then remember exactly what I did to complete the second one.  I really liked that aspect, not having to write down the details so I can remember them for the second sock.

23. July 2010 09:00
by Jobo

I won I won! and I got an email from Hunter Hammersen

23. July 2010 09:00 by Jobo | 2 Comments

So I'm just working away... and BAM!  I get an email from Hunter Hammersen pop up in my email notification...  and I think to myself:  "that's the woman who designs those cool socks!"   <<insert squeal of delight>>

I've won a contest from the blog Violently Domestic - Hunter's newest sock pattern AND a skein of Yarn from Barking Dog Yarns!

I have been watching Hunter's patterns online for a while now... hoping that someday I'd get to make one especially admiring "popped" and "nugatory."  I've been keeping my eye on yarns and waiting until the right one came along to match one of the patterns. 

Well I guess it's going to be quite easy to decide now! 

sky pirate yarn barking dog yarn

<-----"Sky Pirate" 100% Fine Merino Sock Yarn from Barking Dog Yarns






Nugatory - by Hunter Hammersen  ------------------------------------------>



I can't wait for the mail to get here :)

3. May 2010 19:35
by Jobo

Cuddly Crochet Contest: Winner!

3. May 2010 19:35 by Jobo | 0 Comments

random number answer cuddly crochet blogHi Folks!  I just wanted to thank all of you who played along with the Cuddly Crochet Blog Tour.  I enjoyed reading your responses!  Also a big thank you to Stacey Trock for donating the book for the giveaway.

Now for the part you've been waiting for:  the Winner!

Using an online random number generator... the winner of the Book is JJ


Thanks everyone!

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