Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Updates on Sock and whatnot~

From BSU Knit and Crochet Email:
"Finally, our big announcement, which many of you may or may not have heard about, is we're going to do a knit along. The pattern is "Fuzzy Feet":

We hope that this task will help us all learn and understand the construction of a sock in an easy ginormous gauge. Then, we felt it down to a fuzzy slipper, perfectly formed for your foot. We will break the pattern into sections and hope that everyone will be able to get to the next step each meeting. We can catch you up on the progress of your "sock" either on Mondays or Wednesdays. Don't be scared! We'll help you along! We believe any beginner can do this, and it will really rocket your abilities forward.

What You'll Need:
Size 11 double pointed needles
Worsted weight wool (Pure wool or no more that 10% blend of another natural fiber.)

One of our favorite wools is the fisherman's wool sold at Hobby Lobby in a great big skein for about $8. It comes in natural colors or a white if you'd like to attempt dying your own. Hobby Lobby also sells other wool and wool blend yarns, check your label carefully! Make sure that it is not "super wash" wool- this won't felt! We WANT it to shrink.

We're really excited about this adventure and plan to start it soon. Bring your supplies to club and we'll tell you about the rest! If you need any help getting supplies, please let us know. We can order you some needles or possibly loan and get some wool to you if you need too.

We hope school is going great for you! Good luck on midterms and hope to see you soon at club!"

As for this week, not much happened, we did go on a shopping trip since only 4 went to the meeting this night and bought lots of yarn. Using a 20% off coupon i found online, which is quite amazing for me since i haven't seen a 20% ever, only a 10% off total purchase.
Next week we will be ... doing more fuzzy feet related things from Heather, Nothing on my part, except i should contact Joanns to find if there is a way we can get a discount as a club shopping there, Katie.. nothing so far is there? except a dyeing yarn and whatnot day sometime.
Seems like there is a sock craze, and so here is some interesting links, some advanced and some good to start off with. i personally prefer the short row heel but some places suggest a gusset to start for your first sock like this first link from knitty where it helps you calculate and determine the amount of stitches, you will need a set of double pointed needles though for socks or learn how to do the "magic loop"
-Beginner's Gusset Sock on Knitty
-Very nicely taken photos on various ways to do socks
-Short row heel tutorial for socks ( i used this when i was stuck, there are many other ways for short rows relating to socks though )
-Another relating to short rows
-Small explanation on gusset heel socks with pictures
-Magic loop tutorial *Warning, PDF might slow down browser on some*
-Picking up stitches for gusset heel socks or this one as well for another gusset heel pictorial
=An amazing little way for double knitting: for socks! on knitty

Now my little additive:
You should try some homemade tagalongs, they were pretty easy to make and such, just make sure it goes in a nice preheated oven with the dough already chilled slightly or else the lukewarm temps will melt and then bake it which is fine but will join together your tagalong biscuits.
Interesting recipe of honeycomb crunch

Until Next Time!

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