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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Leafling on the road...

You'd think after 2400 miles of travel, I 'd have some knitting to show for it. Well - this post is dedicated solely to knitting.

I cast on the March Kit for the Socks That Rock club Sunday, May 25 on the Glenn Highway. I cast off on Thursday, May 29th somewhere on the Canadian Highway 97 south.

Overall - a fun pattern & relatively quick knit. I learned a few new tricks such as a Left and Right Lifted Increase & Cat Bordhi's way of making a gusset by increasing stitches without having to create a heel flap & then picking up stitches along the side. It's pretty nifty & the slipped stitch heel is quite cushy & comfy.


Pattern: Leafling by JC Briar

Yarn: BMFA Socks That Rock Mediumweight, Lucky colorway

Needles: Knit Picks Size 2, Magic Loop

Size: Small!! After reading the BMFA blog, several folks stated that the size medium socks were way too big, so I opted to try the size small. They are an almost perfect fit. I wish I had knitted a few more rows before starting the toe decreases.

Well - the van is ready to roll & I need to head out. More later....



AfternoonMoon said...

oh girl, you didnt bust down to Costco and pick up the 2008 Milepost? I love my Leaflings. That is the benefit of waiting to read the blog. I made mediums as the pattern suggested for my size food and mine are too big. Congrats on getting yours to fit!

Holly Jo said...

Love them! The color is fantastic.
2400 miles? Sounds like a pretty quick knit to me. :)

Courtney said...

Very cute socks!!

Fitknitmom said...

Hey you! I was so determined to get together with you before you left, obviously that didn't happen... Your trip sounds wonderful so far.
If you haven't left for the coast yet, email me and I can give some recommendations. How was the concert in Vancouver? My brother lives right near there.

Fitknitmom said...

Oh yes, and after 7 months, I finally updated my blog.