Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Custom Raglan Adventures Part 2 and FO Rainbow Socks

I thought today I'd give you an update on the sweater I'm making for Mr Soaring Sheep. This is my first time designing a sweater from scratch and I blogged a little bit about that process here. It seems to be progressing well although I've not tried it on him in a little while so it could be a complete disaster!

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As you can see I'm working my way down the body but still have quite a long way to go. I'm enjoying the cabling. I found this free chart which looks wonderfully complicated but is very straight forward to knit providing you keep track of which row you're on. Hence the safety pin you can see which marks row 1 of the repeat.

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The other project I want to show you today is my latest FO, a pair of rainbow socks

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I knitted these socks from a double stranded sockblank that I bought from Mothy and the Squid on etsy. It was my first successful experience of knitting two socks at a time. I had tried before using two seperate balls of yarn and got in a bit of a tangle. I'm more experienced with sock knitting now though so I had a bit more success lol.

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I literally knitted until the end of the yarn, I barely had enough left to sew in my ends. I think they're absolutely wonderful, I can't wait until I can wear them when the weather is cold.

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I need to get on with some chores now. My eldest daughter is away on a school residential trip tomorrow so I need to get her bags sorted and packed ready to drop off with her at school first thing in the morning. She's very excited, I'm sure they won't get much sleep and will be utterly shattered when they get home but they'll have had a lot of fun too.

Linking up with Keep Calm Craft On and Yarn Along

21 comments:

  1. Amazing socks! :D

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  2. love the sweater and the traveling cable down the front. Beautiful! You know I love those socks :)

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  3. The sweater is absolutely amazing. I so love cables!
    The socks look so fun! Hope your daughter's trip is awesome. :)

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    1. Thank you, she was very excited about it this morning :)

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  4. Those rainbow socks remain amazing!
    And your sweater is looking really nice. I love those braided celtic cables.

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    1. Thanks, me too. They're so intricate to look at

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  5. Amazing socks!!! I loved the braid on the front of that sweater. That is going to be beautiful.

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    1. Thank you :) Fingers crossed it fits!

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  6. Beautiful socks!! the colors are so vibrant, it's awesome! And I love the cabling on your sweater-in-progress! It's looking really nice so far :)

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    1. thank you :) The bright colours were what attracted me to the dyers work

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  7. The sweater is really coming along and those socks are just fabulous!

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  8. What kind of overnighter is your daughter's class embarking upon? Sounds fun. My eldest went on two for fifth grade, a working ranch and a 1906 ship that you've read about. The socks are identical twins. It's so clever how this dyer dyes a sock blank. That is a term I haven't heard of before. Does she knit it up line that or do you figure she purchases these blanks?

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    1. They'll be doing things like wall climbing, archery, orienteering, gokart racing etc. Lots of outdoorsy stuff, she'll have a whale of a time.

      I assume the dyer uses a knitting machine to knit the blanks. If you put "sock blank" in on etsy you'll find lots of other designs from different sellers. I guess you could knit a swatch using big needles if you wanted to have a go yourself :)

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  9. Your socks are fantastic!!!! They match so perfectly and will be incredibly cosy!!! I hope that the jumper fits your husband well when he has his next fitting. Did you change your blog header? It looks great! If you didn't change it it just means that I am wildly unobservant, but at least I like it!! xx

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    1. Thank you :) You are very observant, I just changed it this morning. Fancied something different and after you posted about changing your blog a bit I thought I'd have a play :)

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  10. Oh, yes, the dreaded morning after! I remember those times when my daughter was exhausted and grumpy!
    The socks are so fun. It is a bit of a drag to have wait to wear an FO.

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  11. Those colors are fabulous. Those socks are great.

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  12. A bit late to the party, but those socks are amazing! I have been eyeing Mothy and the Squid's yarns for a while now and might have to take the plunge and buy some.

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