Jean Murdoch

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Westport, CT, United States

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Knit Two Pairs At One Time????

Scrunch Socks and Criss Cross Socks 8 hrs in...
Turned the heels....and then some...
Scrunch socks are finished! 3/7/13

There are times that when I knit my mind is racing and thinking about the next project that I will be knitting and there are times that I knit a pattern I have before and get a little dulled by the sameness of the knitting. So that happened the other day when I started my 32nd pair of Scrunch Socks!!!!!!! I do love knitting these socks but there are those times that I need something to get my mind going and so decided to knit two different pairs of sock at the same time. Interesting as I am loving the switching from one to the other. My progress is great and my mind is joyful...not bored! I am knitting a pair of Scrunch Socks and also a Criss Cross Intarsia pair of socks for a medium man size in red and black ....very retro I think.

So now have found the difficulty in these two varied is knitted with #1 needles while the other is on # 3. One is cotton and one is lace weight wool. One is multi cables the other is a design knitted in the intarsia stranded method.

This has been a very interesting project. I wonder if I would have been done by now if I had done two socks more similar in design and materials. Still has been interesting and will soon see the end of this project.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Baby Alpaca/Cashmere Socks

Started new sock...sort of a test in that it is a 2 ply lace yarn. Cashmere, Alpaca and nylon. Lovely to feel and to knit. Doubled up on the yarn which came from Handsome Fibers in MT. I believe that these will be extra warm and have reinforced the heel and toe with a 3rd length of the yarn. Really the results are excellent and not at all disappointed in the results. Very soft and warm.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Scrunch Socks...Knee Highs

I had received a request from a woman in GA to knit the Scrunch Socks...but she wanted them as knee highs. Well I am always up for a challenge and challenge it was but a real learning project. I loved the results and hope she does too.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Recycled Cashmere for Hand knitted Socks

I have for a while been thinking of biting the bullet and spending a few bucks extra on cashmere for a pair of cashmere socks. Came across an Etsy Shop:
offering recycled cashmere (2 ply) at an affordable cost. Will try it out as the yarn looked very fresh and the fibers were clean. Purchasing enough to knit a pair of socks using 2 strands. Hoping that they will be really a great purchase and will sell on Etsy in the higher range of prices. This is the yarn and the color is celery.
Recycled 100% Cashmere (Celery)


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