Saturday, January 05, 2008

Honeycomb - Completed

Pattern - Honeycomb Socks by Chris Carroll for Schaefer Yarn
Yarn Used - 0.5 skeins of Schaefer Anne in Purple and Green
Needles - Option size 1
Gauge - 9 sts per inch
Knit - December 24, 2007 to January 05, 2008
Modifications - Lots. But I'm writing the directions and sending them Schaefer Yarn so they can update the pattern to the way I did it.

Overall this pattern isn't too hard. Once you figure out the special stitch, it's a piece of cake, plus it's easy to memorize where you are once you get a hang of it. The special stitch is always done on the purl stitch.

I was rather frustrated at first when I started because I had to rip back so many times. But once I realized that it wasn't me, I paid a lot more attention to the pattern and making notes on what I would do differently. Laura from Schaefer was happy with what I did and had asked me to write out the modification I did so she can implement to the pattern. I'm glad my hard work is being recognized.

By doing this pattern, I learned that a knitted in the round gauge and a flat gauge can be very different. I'll be doing all my gauges differently now for knit in the round projects. I also learned the Kitchener Stitch. Click to go to the Knitty tutorial. I really like the pictorial Knitty provided. I had heard horror stories about Kitchener stitch, but it was so easy! It's not easy to memorize but it's not very complicated. So glad I had the opportunity to try it.

And no, I didn't line up the colors intentionally. It just happened. I probably couldn't even plan it to make it happen!

On a completely different topic, you probably noticed my side bar looked a little different. I reorganized the order and I added a Work in Progress bar, courtesy of Ravelry!!! If you have Ravelry and you would like the status bar, just click here and ask for it. Speaking of Ravelry, I figured out how to add tab and reorganize my forum page. It's pretty nifty. Oh, and I also added my Finished Object Gallery - it's a slideshow from one of the widget. I had an album in Picasa Web called FO and just linked it and it works! missburrows had suggested me to use treasurelicious, which I had considered, but when I saw the slideshow widget, it was just easier.

Tomorrow, I'll probably get back and work on the much deserved Irish Hiking Scarf... It's only been on the shelf for only a year...

Oh, and did I tell you that my puppies are pushy and likes the bed more than I do?


Anonymous said...

Haha, looks like Jenn will be sleeping on the couch!
ps. Good job on Honeycomb. Very pretty!

KnelleyBelley said...

The Honeycomb socks are pretty. I love the yarn colors!

missburrows said...

Here is the correct link for Treasurelicious:

I was actually suggesting it for all your cool knitting books, needles etc. You can list what you have and then add links so that others can find them too. It is also nice because you can see a lot of your stuff all at one time.

I also like it because I created it.:)

jennsquared said...

There is a site called Ravelry ( where I already input those. It is in beta so not everyone can see it yet. But is you see my WIP bars, those are powered by Ravelry. Eventually they are going to get everything in and once it's out of beta, everyone can access it.