Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Socks and such

Lately I've been knitting socks again.  I've always enjoyed knitting socks.  They are small projects, portable, and with enough things going on to keep me interested.  Cat Bordhi came out with a new ebook, Cat's Sweet Tomato Heel Socks.  This book describes using a new short row technique based on multiple wedges instead of the usual 45% angle wedges that result from traditional short rows.  I quite like the results and it is very simple and easy to do.  No wraps, just turns, and a very simple pick up technique to prevent holes.  This is probably going to be my go-to heel from now on, and what I've learned from this book will change how I look at all short rows and how I decide to construct them in future.

Some other interesting links I've run across are this one, which lets you upload images and get knitting charts.  And here is a link to a blog post with a lot of size information that could be quite useful when you are knitting for a foot you don't have handy to try things on.

A couple of days ago I learned that there is a fiber shop in a town not far from where I live.  It has apparently been there for a few years, but I've been so busy with non-fiber stuff that I haven't noticed.  Well, I also never go into the downtown part of the town, I just go through on the highway to the grocery and then home.  Anyway, the shop is Stringtopia Studio, in Lebanon, Ohio.  They have an upcoming weekend workshop the end of the month which sounds interesting.  They also have a couple times a week when they are open for people to drop in and work on their projects.  I'm hoping to get over on Thursday to check it out.

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