Saturday, September 15, 2007

Please join me

I am so enamored with Yarnissima's new pattern Firestarter, (if you go to this link and it explains how to go about getting the pattern e-mailed to you, if you haven't gotten it already).

**the pattern is available in English and German

The sock is a toe-up design featuring a cable and a funky gusset. I believe it is intended to be knit up on one circular needle - there is some information on doing the Magic Loop method here. There is a tutorial on knitting toe-up using this method and knitting two socks at once here - egads, I'm sure it is not as overwhleming as it sounds. The pattern itself includes pretty comprehensive instructions on using the crochet provisional cast on - I have found this book helpful. There is also instruction on doing cables without a cable needle - slick. An additional resource for this method is over at Grumperina's blog.

I am going to cast mine on today in Wollmeise Iris Sibirica (Claudia's shop is closed until October 1, but entirely worth the wait...I promise). I am hoping some of you many join me and share your progress, or lack there of as sometimes happens...

Bear with me as I have never tried to put together a knit-along. I am thinking it will be just like blogging with the bonus of added friends. That's where you guys come in. Please e-mail me at peaknitATgmailDOTcom so that I can invite you to join me and get your name and a link to your blog, if you would like, on the side bar. I am thinking I will try to come up with a button in the meantime - until then - come on, join me!

9 comments:

The_Add_Knitter said...

Ok, this will be my forth kal in a week, but why the hell not??

peaknits said...

I love that attitude - hell yeah - come on along! Thank you!!

Nick said...

why not. Count me in.

Cindy said...

I am in, in, in!

Julie said...

So I'm totally swamped with October birthday knitting at the moment (7 in my family, argh) but once I get through that I will join you since I have gift sock knitting on my list. In preparation I've already aquired a copy of the pattern.

Linda said...

I'm ready to go! But I already have a question, and unable to post yet, I thought I would leave a comment. The instructions use a short row tow (&provisional cast-on). I am in love with the Turkish cast-on (which you have linked to in this post). Is there a benefit to doing either one? Should I try something new? or stick with what I love? :-)

WonderMike said...

I'm in. With so many popular kids in on this, how can I NOT join????

WonderMike said...

Now, someone needs to show me how to add buttons that have links.... I'm such a techno-idiot.

gilraen said...

Thank you Stacey :)