Wednesday, August 8, 2007

My Clessidra took 3rd place....

At our State Fair (the Iowa State Fair)!!!


Monday, July 23, 2007

Hi everyone!

This is my first post, but I've been watching everyone post their beautiful knee socks for awhile now. I am following the pattern as is with the recommended Regia Silk and I have to say I LOVE both the pattern and the yarn! I'm about 1/3 done with the second sock but here's my most recent picture. I hope to finish the second sock soon and post a better pic.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

A picture and a question

First, a not very well-taken picture of my first Clessidra sock in progress. I have a friend who's going to Siberia in about a month and I wanted to make her socks that went high to her knees to keep her legs warm, as she'll be staying there for about a year and a half.

As you all can see, I'm working on the heel now. I have a question though, before I continue.
I had 36 stitches on needle 2 before I started the slip, seed stitch each row pattern. Once I've finished that, the pattern claims that I have 19 stitches on each needle, but I have 18 on each (18 +18 = 36). Did I slip incorrectly? Where do those 2 extra stitches come from?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ah, completion

#2 is complete! After modifying the pattern (and moving down to size 0's), I think I got it right :) They fit pretty well, although I am considering adding a little elastic around the ribbing to keep them sitting high on the calves! I have never done knee socks before, but I think that slouching is a common trend.

Thanks for the KAL, it is fun to see every one's progress....and encouraging to keep plugging along! (More pics of finished Clessidra can be seen on my blog)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


About two weeks ago I finally finished my first Clessidra's. Knitting Clessidras was a big project for me. I don'd usually knit kneesocks. This was exception. When I started first sock I accidently knit to it long arm.

Against little faults I am sadisfy these socks. They are warm and beautiful!

In my Clessidra's I use Austermanns Step-yarn. It was properly thin in this model. In knitting I use 2,5 millimeters bamboosocksticks.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bit by bit....

Clessidra #2 has taken the backseat to outdoor time with the hubbs, learning to spin, getting our condo ready to sell.....trying to fight is everyone else coming?

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Finally finished:


I didn't have to use the fourth skein of Regia Silk so hopefully I still have the receipt. I had a terrifying amount left:

I will have to add elastics to the tops because they slouch like crazy. I guess I should have added 8 extra stitches instead of 16 but I was too lazy to do my own math. They're also a tad too short, like every project I make, because I get too eager to finish. One's even slightly shorter than the other.

But they're very silky and comfy and finished before it's too hot to wear them!