Thursday, February 18, 2010

Danger, Will Robinson!

Betwixt working on Ravel*****s projects, I finished three singleton socks. Each showcases fascinating technique. For me, they're pure temptation and sheer knitting bliss.

There's Split-Toe Sweethearts by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, in Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn.

Split-Toe Sweethearts singleton

I've blathered on about the tabi toe visible above, but the sock also boasts an eponymous intarsia in the round heart and a seamless turn (it looks like a seam, but it isn't) which are no less entrancing to knitters who enjoy technique.

Intarsia heart and seamless turn

Then there's Traveler by Janel Laidman, in The Enchanted Sole, with its cables, beads, and secret pocket.

Traveler singleton

And there's Love Me Knot by Alice Bell, a pretty illusion knit revived from suspended animation. For the moment this static pic must suffice. If I can figure out how to upload a video, I'll show off the illusion effect.

Love Me Knot singleton

I'm determined to keep them all off the Clothesline of Shame. Gentle readers may wish to indulge in a genteel guffaw and/or to recite the immortal admonition: Danger, Will Robinson, danger!

Ravel*****s spinning continues, although according to a great and powerful mod (her preferred form of address),Team Spindlers button Ravelry is for knitting or crocheting or weaving projects only. There can be handspun stash, but no spinning projects – spinning projects constitute a Core Spirit Violation. Huh. I'm inclined to think that's simply a limitation of the construct and no reflection on either fibery reality or my personal state of grace. However, if some wish to construe it as sin, then let me sin boldly. Go Team Spindlers!

Redacted 6/26/12: The Ravelry event formerly known by a name that rhymes with and supposedly infringes on the Olympics™.

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