Monday, October 13, 2008

Sarah, Sarah quite contrary...

...how do your socks grow?

Well quite slowly actually now you come to ask as it seems that I used most of the weekend when I wasn't snivelling into a tissue to knit a snood.* I know it is Socktober when sock love is official and I don't normally need an excuse to knit socks but my brain wasn't up to small needles so I got big uns and just knit until:A polar explorer's snood fit for a gardening mad Mama. Well from one set of bandwagon knits to another, I've been unconvinced about cowls but they are lovely to knit so I'm glad that my Mum is convinced about them. I did want to make a really generous size so that it could perform the snood function of making a hood or sit snuggling warmly around the neck. I can confirm that it is very toasty and that is why you aren't getting any better photos as I had to remove it before I overheated.Pattern: Just knitting with a few decrease rounds
Yarn: Rowan Plaid - Moonwave - just under two balls
Needles: 6.5mm 80cm Bamboo Circular
Started: 9 October 2008
Finished: 12 October 2008

*Definition from: The Clarabelle Official Knitters' Dictionary


So snoods aside I have actually started two of the three socks I plan to do this month; one pattern repeat in each on the Poms and the Monkeys and am loving the speed of the Monkeys in comparison to the 1x1rib of the Poms (had not really thought how slow that might make them to knit). Am doing the original Monkeys this time around but I think No Purl ones won't be absent from All Fingers and Thumbs for too long.

22 comments:

Charity said...

Very cool! :0)

Mrs J said...

Love the cowl 7 the cookieA knits. No purl monkeys must be the best fast, interesting sock knit!

Mrs J said...

Love the cowl 7 the cookieA knits. No purl monkeys must be the best fast, interesting sock knit!

Amanda said...

I haven't knit a cowl yet eeither, but this post makes me think it's the perfect simple project for showcasing a beautiful soft yarn.

PrincessPea said...

Love the cowl/snood! I must admit I found the Pomatomus somewhat tedious to knit - not just the 1x1 ribbing but all the knitting into the back of the stitches too. Good luck with them!

Marianne said...

Love the snoodie :^) I think you should knit one for yourself, out of the same yarn because you look Mahvelous in that colour!
Poms looking great as are the Monkeys!

clarabelle said...

Omigawd... the CB 'official dictionary' is really wot i've gleaned from Rav, matey, ie in terms of wot aktooally is a cowl!

I must admit that I like cowls which fit 'snuggling warmly around the neck' (nice description, girly!).

xxx

Lin said...

Isn't that lovely! You know I am the greatest cowl fan! That yarn is wonderful, I have 2 balls of it ready to make me a scarf.

Rachel said...

Nice cowl--I think I like cowls more than scarves...more functional in my world! Nice start on the socks, both patterns I want to knit eventually!

Chronic Ennui said...

Love the snood. The socks are looking so good, especially the Monkeys. I love the idea of no purling.

Rose Red said...

Snood is a clearly a much better word than cowl!!

Love the socks. I'm thinking about no-purl monkeys at some stage. Poms are looking great!

StarSpry said...

Looks great! I'm not much of a cowl person either, but I've been thinking about knitting one :) Nice socks, too!

Lynne said...

Lovely snood - I could see it would be a very useful item in the English winter.

The socks are yummy!

Bells said...

Great Snood!! (we have had debates here about how you say it - like food or like good - what do you think? I like to say it like food).

Monkeys and poms? Nice work!

Glenna C said...

Nice! I have been eyeing all these cowls over the last few months, thinking how nice and versatile one would be. Maybe soon, now that chilly weather is close...

T. said...

I've learned something today - what is a snood? Now I know!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the snood. I haven't made a cowl big enough to double as a hood. Might have to look into that.

two hippos said...

Love the snood!

Artis-Anne said...

Thank you so much caraid for mentioning my blog as one you love to visit , goodnes knows why with my latest feeble efforts.
I have to say that I too am hooked on cowls but then I was last year too and made quite a few , so guess what ? I am making yet more this year for the same reason you said , they are quick knits especially as Xmas gifts :)Only difference is they willl all be in handspun this time

Kath said...

Cowls are great!!! As is yours - and the hoodability of it is perfect! The Monkeys are looking fab too - it is such a great pattern. Not thought about Pom's being slow with all that rib, hmmm - might put that one off for a bit!

Floderten said...

Love your snood/cowl. :) And I'm going to start making a pair of Monkeys, too - I must be one of the last people on the planet to NOT have made a pair of Monkeys yet!

Knitted Gems said...

What a great, quick & easy project! I might have to steal that idea for a xmas present.

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