Sunday, August 27, 2006

One Finished RPM...

I finished the first RPM sock yesterday. I think it turned out really well. I used the Knitpicks sock yarn that I dyed myself. I made the medium size with the short row heel and the funky toe, but instead of using 2.5 mm needles, I used 2.75 mm dpns. It fits perfectly. I've already started on the second one (the ribbing is done).

I'd recommend trying this sock pattern, and I'd make it again. I love the stripes that I got . It's really fun to knit too, and once you get into the rhythm of it, you don't even need to haul around the pattern.

I'm thinking that this would be a neat pattern for an iPod cozy as well. Oh, and it's easy to adapt to dpns. I used a set of four and put 18 stitches on each of the three needles, and I didn't have to change it around until after the heel.


So I was baaaaad today, and went back to Three Bags Full. I got the yarn I need to make the Central Park Hoodie, and some other stuff too. I scooped some Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in Sand Ridge, and some natural colored Lorna's Laces Shepard Sport, which I'm planning to dye, and make more socks out of.


As for the Central Park Hoodie, I'm thinking I don't really want a hood, so I'm going to do a collar instead, and I'm going to make vertical ribbing as I go, instead of picking up stitches around the edges when I'm done. I'm also thinking that I might swap the cable pattern they're using for something a little more complex. There you go. I'm just going to create my own pattern. Maybe.


The yarn I'm using is Cascade 220 Heather in a purple-ish color. It looks really blue in the picture, but it's not. It's much more purple. I'm thinking this will be a great project to start on the Labour Day long weekend (which is next weekend!!! YAY!!). I really need a long weekend.

7 comments:

Beth said...

All of your yarn is beautiful! And I like the sock - it's very cute.

JessaLu said...

ohmiGod I WANT that LL in Sand Ridge. GIVE IT to me! *ahem* Sorry, lost my head there for a sec...

Karen said...

Your sock came out terrific - you did a great job with the dying. It's like the pattern was written for that colorway! The new yarn is awesome too. I agree with Jess - I Want the LL!! :)

Monika said...

Wonderful dye job and the sock looks great, makes me want to dye some yarn and knit this pattern! As if I didn't have enough in my head, now that's buzzing around in there too ....

aija said...

I dig the striping action on your yarn w/ the pattern! :)

knitfriendly said...

Great job on your sock! I look forward to seeing your progress on your hoodie sans hood. ;)

Kerry said...

Nice haul and even nicer sock! I love this pattern. I've just bought some gorgeous rainbow yarn so I think I'll see if the 2 will play nicely together. :-)