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November 09, 2005


you have no idea how i had to contort myself to get this pic

Five inches of knitting at 8 spi doesn't go very quickly. But I finally got to the Roositud tonight! I'm only a few rows in but I'm really enjoying it. You don't ever knit with the contrast colors -- you're just weave them in and out. How you deal with the yarn being at the left at the end of the patterned area is really ingenious! I continue to be wowed by the creative problem solving of knitters of yesteryear.

Anubabyull  Anucu

In case you can't tell, here are the 3 colors of Baby Ull that I'm using. Click on the right pic for a bigger view of the first few rows of Roositud (and disregard the stubble...Paul's in Seattle this week so I got a little lazy!). I still need to work on the tension a bit but I'm pretty happy with this for my first go at it.

I'll try to get some step-by-step roositud pics this weekend when I'm knitting during daylight hours.

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I think I have those Baby Ull colors! I made Liv's socks with them, quite a long time ago, and they're gorgeous together. Great minds.....

Anyway, I thought I'd laugh with you about the preview of the Winter IK that Jessica (Rose-Kim) linked on her blog. Someone still thinks that knitted ties are cool! After your poll, I had to chuckle.

Posted by: LauraA | Nov 9, 2005 11:55:03 PM

What is this? No scarf update. There are people out here who want/need to know how the scarf is going.

The sock looks great - good colors and a great design. Can't wait for more pictures.

Posted by: Jody | Nov 10, 2005 7:14:03 AM

Love it! And love Baby Ull!

Posted by: Kathleen | Nov 10, 2005 7:23:54 AM

So Cool! Oooh, I love new techniques and ideas! What fun! Thanks for sharing Jody!

Posted by: Johanna | Nov 10, 2005 7:46:53 AM

Those are going to be awesome!

Posted by: Beatknit | Nov 10, 2005 8:46:25 AM

cool technique! I'll be watching to see how they come out :-)

Posted by: Diana | Nov 10, 2005 9:04:25 AM

They are going to look awesome, can't wait to see more progress.

Posted by: Kate | Nov 10, 2005 10:02:23 AM

Hi, I know this is not related to the topic at hand, but did you see the preview of the winter interweave projects? There actually is a knitted tie. When I read your little survey I laughed at the silliness of a knitted tie (they had one in a previous issue, you think one pattern would be enough!) but then there is one. so funny.
Also, I had to thank you for your natalya gauntlets, I made them and I love them. Thanks so much!

Posted by: Lindsey | Nov 10, 2005 10:32:49 AM

hi, I just chanced upon your site and noticed you're hosting a River KAL! If you're allowing stragglers, could I please join? Many Thanks!
-Good Egg

Posted by: Renata | Nov 10, 2005 2:04:21 PM

I just saw this technique for the first time last week! How weird is that? I can't wait to hear about it as you're knitting on it.

And did you see the IK Winter preview? It's up.

Posted by: Kathy | Nov 10, 2005 2:50:02 PM

The colors are so bright and cheery! Can't wait to see it evolve.

Posted by: Mary Beth | Nov 10, 2005 7:48:02 PM

Hi Jody! Beautiful sock!! That Baby Ull is gorgeous, such perfect stitches! I never knit with it but methinks I'm gonna have to try. (altho i have petted it and it's yummy soft!!)
Can't wait to see the finished socks!

Posted by: Debi | Nov 10, 2005 8:41:33 PM

Hey! I just noticed - why didnt you use a tubular cast on since youre doing the socks top down? I just tried it for the first time on socks and it's great!!!

Posted by: Debi | Nov 10, 2005 8:43:23 PM

I've never heard of this technique, your so clever. Its looking great so far, its so pretty. I bet you can't wait to get them knit up to wear.

Posted by: Estee | Nov 11, 2005 6:09:18 AM

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