Thursday, January 31, 2008


This pattern looks terrifying to me! *L*
I may be biting off more than I can chew...I printed it off just now, and perhaps I'll have the yarn by the weekend, depends on finances.
I've never knit anything with a chart before...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

OK, no major problems so far...

I have now started my first Firestarter! I bought some lovely sockyarn from Wollmeise and first out is a pair of Firestarter in "Granatapfel". The pattern looks great in this color but I'm very sorry that it doesn't show in the pictures. The light in Sweden is very weak, if not totally absent, this time of year. Last weekend the sun, after two weeks absence, finally shone from the sky. I run home and tried to capture the sock in a picture... Hm, not my best attempt but it's still a proof that I have joined this Sock-A-Long!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I can't believe they are finally done! yay!

It seems to have been forever but I'm happy to report my knee high Firestarters are done.


Some what details on my blog. This pattern was a challenge and I'm so happy that I was able to get through it. Thanks to everyone for posting tips and tricks. I think I would've gone crazy without ya'll. :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

finished! yippee!

firestarter, Done They're done! And I love them, but I don't get to keep them. I've been called in as an emergency Secret Pal, and I just happened to be finishing up this pair of socks, so they're bound for beautiful Sweden. I hope she likes them, I sure do. Enough to make a second pair, very soon.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Le Sacre du Printemps

Le Sacre du Printemps (Firestarter)
Originally uploaded by elemmaciltur

Start: 23rd September 2007, frogged and restarted 3rd October 2007
Finish: WIP, 1st side on 07th January 2008
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle, colourway "Bob"
Needle: 2.5 mm / 80 cm Addi Turbos
Pattern: Firestarter by Yarnissima via The Loopy Ewe
Modifications: I needed to modify the stitches to make it fit my foot. 72 stitches instead of the 60 stitches from the pattern and one extra cable repeat before the gusset increase as well as extra cable repeats on the leg. I also used the Judy Magic Cast-On instead of the provisional CO as well as EZ's sewn bind-off instead of doubling the yarn and do a normal bind-off.

Yeah!! One down and one to go. I LOVE this sock. It has been a bumpy road getting the first one done. I hope that the twin will go better.

The sock is a perfect fit. I decided to learn a new technique and used Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind-off instead and I have to say that I like the look and feel of it very much.

As to the name, I was trying on the sock last night when I finished it and the colour combination and the pattern name suddenly reminded me of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps in French). I think that the name suits it very well than just calling it "Bob the Firestarter".

Saturday, January 5, 2008


She received it & loves it!! (And it even fits!) I'm so glad I did this sock for her; can't wait to get back to my own, but it will probably be at least a month.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Firestarter: It's a heel!!!

Firestarter: It's a heel!!!
Originally uploaded by elemmaciltur

Finally, I managed to fix the mess and successfully re-knit the heel-flap.

Now to the leg and the cuff...

...then there's the twin. ;-)