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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Wyvern in Lemongrass


Pattern: Wyvern by Marnie Maclean
Yarn: Socks that Rock, lemongrass, medium weight on size 1s
Technique: two, toe up, magic loop, finished on 5 Knit Picks DPs.
Comment: The back and sole are 2x2 rib which snugs up the sock. I think size two needles would have worked better for me. The socks fit but I have to work a bit to get them around the heel. The yarn is great.


Pattern: Hammered Wire Earrings, by Steve James. Online project from Beadstyle
Materials: sterling silver and Swarovski crystals.
Comments: I love hammering wire and I got to use my fused rings to attach all the dangles. Fusing involes a creme brulee torch and "pure" silver wire. Pure silver will fuse without requiring "pickling" and solder, which sounds way too dangerous to me.(Pot made by my Uncle Victor)

So now what? Do I work on Rogue? I can't decide on a pattern to use my Quivit with for Neutral Project Spectrum. I'm on a yarn diet but have a lot of cotton yarn I am thinking about dyeing. My second Fat bottom bag is drying. Time to dig through the stash to see if anything grabs me, or sit in the closet and scan the books and mags for inspiration, or hey, go outside, cuz its one of those "lucky live Hawaii" kind of days, and of course there is always housecleaning to do, ho hum or studying for next years recertification exam. I am soo not into that!

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love the socks and the earrings! Wirework is one of the things I'd like to do more of.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

The socks look great! I am trying to knit toe-up socks, but I get confused after the the foot part. And your earrings are gorgeous. I can see them being worn for a night out.
=:8

debbie said...

your earrings are beautiful and i love the wyvern socks - i have lemongrass str too. i'm amazed at your crafty energies - give me some!

kimberly said...

Great socks!! You sure are lucky to live in Hawaii-I say enjoy the sun.

Sandee Yo! said...

Wow, very cool earrings! :-)

mysticalfeet said...

Beauties all. I say don't study til you feel ready to--otherwise you'll feel bitter about the lost playtime.

I am very impressed at the creative use of the creme brulee blowtorch, too.

Chris is trying to push me off my yarn diet. She hasn't gotten to you, yet?

aija said...

I love those socks! My mini-wyverns were too tight across my toddler's heel too :)

Lolly said...

Your new socks are so cute, Barb! Love the pattern ;)

and the earrings are so beautiful! I think they look so professional!

myra said...

Fantastic socks! I love the wasabi green color!

keohinani said...

my apologies, friend. :) "____ is the shit" does mean that ____ is really good / desirable. hehe. it's not that you're showing your age or anything.
several people have had mixed reviews about the knit picks line of circulars, esp. grumperina who uses weight comparison as basis for returning some of her needles. the knit picks circs, according to a posting on her site where she actually compared its weight to those of other brands, is a couple of grams heavier than all other needles used for comparison. but we are talking about GRAMS which is really not that significant. i don't know. i'm beginning to care less for her posts...but that's just me. i like the knit picks needles, and i think for the amount of money you pay, it's worth it. the pointy-ness of the tips on those totally helped my speed because i'm not splitting the yarn trying to dig into the stitches.
anyway.
i love the socks! and the earrings!!! very pretty!
there's a ball pillow pattern by shi bui that i saw on the pureknits site! it's really neat, i thought, and it uses fingering weight yarn. i'm sure you could probably adapt it for larger weight yarn - which would result in a larger pillow. that could be cool...just a suggestion, though it's going to be fall soon and you KNOW the knitting periodicals are going to have LOTS of great stuff to knit :) i'm leaning toward some felted items myself, though. i went to ben franklin in mapunapuna, saw that they sold cascade 220 there, and just about fainted. i need to DO SOMETHING with it now that i have a LARGE stash of it. :)

Opal said...

I adore those socks and that yarn!

vanessa said...

wow, great socks and earrings! i must get my mitts on some socks that rock ;-) and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Beak-Knits said...

What a great color for socks!

I am debating a rogue myself, jst can't decide on a color.

LisaB said...

Those socks are great! Enjoy the weather and forget about the studying. :)

MrsFife said...

Could you help me? My sister is visiting Kona (Big Island) at the end of this month. She will be staying at the Waikoloa Resort. What yarn sources are close by? I'd love for her to bring me back some nice things from Hawaii for my knitting/crochet. We live in India.
Thank you!

Dipsy D. said...

Wow, Wyvern rocks! Such a beautiful pattern, and I looove the color of the yarn you used! Great job! And I really, really love your earrings too, they look so unique and elegant!

Cathi said...

Wow- two amazing beautiful projects, Barb! Love them both.

Celina said...

Those socks are so cool. I love the color and the earrings too.!