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Today I finished my Eyelet-Cable Socks. It is a simply sock with an off-center cable at the side of the sock. It is hard to see in the pics, but there are eyelets in the cable itself. For the socks I used size 2,5 needles (US size 1 I think) and a very stretchy sock yarn called Lana Grossa Meilenweit Point Stretch.

Finished Eyelet-Cable Socks

Cast on 60 stitches and work about 10 rounds of k2, p1 for the ribbing.

1.-6. round: k3, p3, k6, p3, k to end of round

7. round (cable round): k3, p3, slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, hold cable needle at the back of work, knit 3 stitches from the left needle, now knit 3 stitches off the cable needle, p3 and k to end of round

8.-14. round: k3, p3, k6, p3, k to end of round

15. round (cable round): k3, p3, slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, hold cable needle at the back of work, knit 3 stitches from the left needle, now knit 3 stitches off the cable needle, p3 and k to end of round

16.-17. round: k3, p3, k6, p3, k to end of round

18. round (eyelet round): k3, p3, k1, Yo, k2tog, k 3, p3, k to end of round

19. round: k3, p3, k6, p3, k to end of round

20-23. round: repeat rounds 18 and 19 twice more

24.-27. round: k3, p3, k6, p3, k to end of round

Repeat the pattern starting with the first cable round (7.round). Work your favorite heel and toe, block to open up the eyelets, wear! Happy Knitting! 😀

More pictures as well as yarn details can be found on my ravelry page: http://ravel.me/aravis83/kfew

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My Elphaba pullover is finally finished and it turned out great!!!

Finished Elphaba pullover

Unfortunately it’s too warm here at the moment to comfortably wear a knit pullover for more than a few minutes at a time. But I of course tried it on and it actually fits. Well it’s maybe a tiny bit too big, but that doesn’t really matter as I usually wear something underneath anyway.

The pattern I used is from ravely and was really great! All instructions were very clear and I followed them closely. The only thing I modified is the main part of the body….  I added a couple of rows, as I like my pullovers a little longer. (I did about 40 rows.)

More pictures and all needle/yarn details are on my ravelry page: http://ravel.me/aravis83/l6fya

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Can’t believe it’s been more than a month between my last post and this one! June really did fly by! As y’all can imagine I’ve done a lot of knitting in the past month and there is lots to show off again. First of all I started a “big” project again!

Elphaba sweater in progress…

The pattern is called “Elphaba pullover” and it is by the same designer, who also wrote the pattern for the waves cardigan I knit earlier this year. It is a top-down sweater with a lovely lace edging for the body of the sweater and the sleeves. As you can see in the pic (don’t mind the skirt I’m wearing – it toally doesn’t got with the sweater but I was too lazy to change just for the pic) the main part of the knitting is done and I’m working on the sleeves now.  Here is my ravelry page for the project:  http://ravel.me/aravis83/l6fya

Of course I also have a couple of socks to show off. In the first pic are the socks I started way back in May. I finally got them done last week during a rainy afternoon while watching several episodes of Game of Thrones. K. loves them.

Finished socks for K.

And here is another pair. I knit those during a longish train ride to V. on the Pentecost weekend, when I visited N. The pattern is from ravelry and is called “Overkill- Socks”. I loved the pattern, but if I should ever so them again I’ll definitely use a different yarn. The yarn was absolutely awful to knit with (though the colors are simply beautiful) and I’m pretty sure it will felt dreadfully when I wash them for the first time. It already did during knitting and so I never even dared to block them. Ugh!

Overkill-Socks

And finally here is the pair of socks, which is currently in progress. It’s a combination of eyelets and cables. The pattern is my own invention… I’ll probably put it either here or on rav. when the socks are finished. But that has to wait till my Elphaba sweater is done as I’m SO impatient to wear it.  😀

Cable-Eyelet-Socks

Just to prove that I occasionally do something else than knitting too, here is a picture of the cupcakes I baked today. At the moment I’m totally into cupcakes. Today I did a batch of yummy nut-coconut ones and another with just lots of choc. Yum! I know that there should be some kind of cream on top, but I prefer them with just a little bit of choc as a topping.

Cupcakes!

Oh and of course I still occasionally record for LibriVox. At the moment it’s mostly my solos and for the German Grimm’s fairy tales collection. Here is one of the fairy tales I recorded:

The first of the fairy tale collections can be found here: http://archive.org/details/kinder_hausmaerchen_1206_librivox

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