Friday, March 09, 2007

Calorime-what?


Two FOs to post today for FO Friday. The first are my Cervina Calzetteria socks, simple stockinette, in the Naples colorway. I started these quite a while ago, and kept getting sidetracked, but now that they are done, I allowed myself to cast on sock #2 of my hand-spun socks. These socks are quite soft and comfortable to wear, and I expect them to soften even more with washing, and they have nylon in them for strength, which is a wonderful thing. I wore out the heel in my Embossed Leaves socks already -- only got a few months out of them. Now I know thet my heels are rough, but come on! I ended up felting those and sewed up the heel and Rachel wears them now and they are super soft and cushy.
FO #2 I knit a few weeks ago and forgot to post, partially b/c I don't like it! Not on me anyway. It is Calorimetry from the last issue of Knitty. I was desperate for a quick project and saw this one on this blog and did a little stash diving. I had it done with-in a day and it was rather fun and easy. Many bloggers have commented that knit as the pattern states that it comes out HUGE -- and they are right! I knit mine in a DK (Jaegger Matchmaker dyed by my Jacob) on size 6's, rather than the worsted on 8's recommended, and it was still too big! I will say that it was a great thing to put on one's head however when running out of the houe with wet hair thrown up in a clip! I think this suits folks with lovely curly locks much better than those with bone straight hair like myself, or folks like Mary here...

...who could model a potato sack and have the world clammoring to adopt the look. The wrap is going home to Ireland with her. (Mary is the sis of my sis-in-law, visiting from the homeland. I heart her -- could you tell?)
And the lovely Sinead (the aforementioned sis-in-law) discovered an alternate use, should Mary tire of the house frau look...

Sexy, no?

11 comments:

Nora said...

You gals crack me up!!

(I did receive your email and my fingers are crossed that the liner turns up - eventually!) x

Nichole said...

LOVE the socks!!! I can't believe you wore a pair so much you wore the heal out already - but love the recovery of felting them for Rach! What a sexy Sinead....

Amanda1 said...

Heather, those socks are beautiful! I've knit socks for so many others, but I've never had a handknit pair of my own. I know, I know... anyway, I love the colors you choose for your projects.

Kendra said...

hee hee hee Sinead...goof

jessie said...

Ah, the Calorimetry is now a four-season article of clothing. Clever, that.

Teresa C said...

Great socks! And I love the little "booby cover". Hee

No worries about the fiber, if you could hang on to it for that would be great. I can even paypal you for it and we can make the exchange the next time we meet up. I hope to be coming to IPS semi-regularly. Or if you are heading down to Plaistow or the area for any reason give me a holler. Let me know where to Paypal you and how much. Thanks!

Lora said...

LMAO OH how I wish I could have been there for that photo shoot!! Sinead looks like she's a blast!

Julie said...

Love the socks! I've been wanting to make the calorimetry, but never got around to it. Now that I know it can be a stylish boob cover, maybe I will ;-)

Rachel said...

ha ha, that's a great new use of the Calorimetry. I'm off to see if mine will fit over my boobs... somehow I think not :(

YogaGardenGirl said...

I like the Boob Holder pic the best! Great socks!

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