Saturday, March 08, 2008


I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but Stu and I are going to the Abbotsford Fibrefest today, and I am totally excited. We went last year, but I just wasn't feeling it. This year, I am JAZZED!

I can't wait to see the fibre animals, and some of the awesome yarns that will make their way there. I'm still thinking about some handspun angora from last year. I'm also hoping to meet some people that I only know online.

I will definitely be meeting one person from Ravelry, because we are giving her a ride out.  I'm also really excited to meet her.

I've been making the most of my time while I'm not able to exercise. I've been spending as much time as I can knitting socks.

I was hoping to get 3 knit this week, but I only managed to knit 2. Hey - A pair of socks in one week is pretty good.  

Sock Specs:

Pattern: None.  Top down with short row heels.  

Needles: Unique 6" 2.5mm dpns.

Yarn: Regia Kaffe Fassett Design Line in color #4260.

After knitting several pairs of socks with short row heels, I have realized that a heel flap actually fits my foot significantly better.  Unfortunately, I prefer to knit short row heels and toes.  Still, I must return to the heel flap.


Anonymous said...

Hi!! Yay another Vancouver knitter!

I am actually pretty envious to hear that you are going to Fibrefest. I've never been, and only found out about the event earlier this week. It's too bad because I already made plans with the in-laws for lunch on the island today.

Please post details (and pictures?) from your adventure in Abbotsford today, would love to see what it's all about so I can plan ahead to go next year ;)

Beth said...

Yes, a pair of socks in a week is impressive and they're quite nice, too.

Too bad my son won't learn to knit. That would be a much better use of his downtime than Guitar Hero.

Ilix said...

Hey, I wonder if I saw you there.... LOL! My friends and I went also! I got some great stuff, can't wait to hear what you picked up.

tiennie said...

Those are lovely! I hope you had fun there!

lexa said...

I did short row heels for the first time on my last pair of socks. I must say I prefer heel flaps.

LadyLungDoc said...

You could try knitting the short rows over 60% of the sole stitch count rather than 50% - that makes the short row heel a bit deeper.