Friday, September 21, 2007

Anastasia x 3

Because I am a lazy blogger I finished the first pair of Anastasias and the first sock on the second pair before I photographed. So sue me. The third sock was finished in eight days, some kind of record for me.

First pair is handdyed Patonyle, the odd is Claudia's handpainted yarns in Purple Earth. The Claudia's was supposed to be a pair of Charades, but the yarn was too busy for the stitch pattern. The herringbone rib mixes up pooling yarn nicely, but looks messy on a very variegated yarn. Whereas Anastasia is perfect for making something a little more interesting that stocking stitch with a variegated yarn.

The blue pair were done on 2.5mm needles, 60 stitches. While they technically fit they feel the tiniest bit loose. The Claudia pair, at 64 stitches on 2.25mm needles are definitely a better fit. I think you can even see it in the pictures, a little.

On the gardening front, I have planted two tomatoes (heirloom dwarf red fig, and grosse lisse), but I think I want another one (a roma, maybe? I have this baseless theory that if I plant all different kinds they won't catch pests off each other). I planted purple bean seeds, but no seedlings yet. Some of my sunflower seeds have just burst through, but the ones actually planted in the vege patch haven't. No sign of a pumpkin vine yet. The broad beans have got So Many Flowers on them its not funny. Does every flower turn into a bean? Because if so I'd best start getting the freezer ready.


Elin said...

They look great! I particularly like sock #3!

KnitXcorE said...

sock 3 is where it's at. that yarn is sweet. good luck with your tomatoes, mine didn't make it :-(

Michelle said...

I want Anastasia socks! Now. sigh, too many projects to finish and no time to knit

Michelle said...

the socks are gorgeous!!! i've always wanted to knit a pair of anastasia socks too!!!

Did someone say 'knitting'? said...

Love the socks!

Clare & Simon said...

Ooh - I have been looking for a sock pattern for some lovely Collinette variegated yarn that is a bit more interesting that stockingette but will let the colours shine through - I think you have convinced me that they should be Anastasias! Thanks!
Oh - and thanks for your comment too - I passed it on to my dad. He is currently making me some huon pine shawl pins! Mmmmm!