Monday, June 11, 2007

AAArrrrgggh!.......tennis, anyone?

This pattern is so much fun! After all those years of wanting to knit argyles and not having the nerve for intarsia...here we are.




I have a suspicion that argyles may be on the short list this summer...a lot! I found a couple of 50's sock booklets and they are really neat. Once you get the hang..no pun intended...of the bobbins, it is smooth sailing. ...no pun intended, again. heh heh What the h%^*l is wrong with me today? I think I have been in the house too long. Schmami!??? You out there? I need a drink!

There are some great tutorials that Zarzuela and Moth Heaven (creator of the Arrrgyle sock) have mentioned on their blogs. There is also another site I found this weeekend called........ ASS. Sounds like the perfect site for me. Awww, it actually stands for Argyle Sock Support. It is a group of knitters that get together and knit argyles. They have mentioned a couple of books that I am interested in browsing. One in particular is a book of color plates picturing Scottish clans and tartans. Great colors. Interesting close-ups. heh Just go see what I mean. That's all I'm sayin'.

Here are some little stitch markers that I just got from DesignsbyTami.etsy.com.

Aren't they adorable? Look at that little face!

A little lace weight merino on my new Granny Forrester spindle. I have another cop on another spindle that I will ply with this one as soon as I finish the roving. It is amazing how far that stuff goes when you spin lace weight. And how tired your arm gets when using a spindle.....

4 Comments:

Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Wow I LOVE your punk rock argyle! Very cool...

11/6/07 18:11  
Blogger eusebius said...

Great job on the argyle, lovely colours & very smooth intarsia. Love the laceweight merino too! Cute sheep :)

11/6/07 20:42  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Aw, very cute stitchmarkers!

Very cool argyle socks too, although I have an unfortunate mental picture of Johnny Depp as Captain Sparrow playing tennis with Andre Agassi.

Which reminds me. Thanks for the ASS link! ;)

12/6/07 12:55  
Blogger Brigitte said...

Awwww, that is such a cute stitch marker!!! I'd almost want to make them into earrings...(I'm weird like that).

Wow, those are great! You know, I'm almost tempted to look up some argyle sock patterns.

15/6/07 04:34  

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