Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New Stuff

Here is some new stuff on my needles. I do think there is one other thing I haven't told ya'll about but it will have to wait for another post.

First up is the Diamond Lace Top in the new
Verena magazine published by Burda. Mary Beth told me about it and we struck gold when we found the premier English issue in Barnes & Noble. This magazine is awesome. There are so many things I want to knit. My first choice was of course this top.

I bought the yarn at Knit N Purl in Myrtle Beach at Knit Night. It is Lyndon Hill by Bristol Yarn Gallery in a pretty cream color. The yarn is super yummy with it being a pima cotton/silk blend. I have only done the first pattern repeat as the picture shows.

On Saturday night I casted on for my next pair of SOS socks. I did take some time off between finishing my last pair and this one to really think about what I wanted to knit next.

I decided upon the Beatrix sock from Socktopia. I incorporated the pattern corrections/clarifications from
here. The yarn is Scarlet Fleece in colorway Antique Watermelon purchased from The Loopy Ewe. As of last night the heel has been completed and I am now venturing on the foot.

Front View...

Back View....
The only modification I have made was to repeat the leg lace pattern 2 more times that suggested. I wanted a more length in the leg, plus I know I have enough yarn. I love the colors in this sock. The jury is still out on the yarn itself. I'll let ya'll know what I think once I finished both socks!


  1. My knitting group meets at our local Barnes & Noble tomorrow night, so I'll keep an eye out for that magazine. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Antique Watermelon is so summery and appropriate for SOS. I love that color! The lacy top is gorgeous. I'll have to look for that magazine at my local B&N.

  3. Looks just like watermelon slices...there's seeds & everything in that colorway. I want to do Beatrix again & I also knew I'd add pattern repeats. Otherwise it's just too short.

  4. My knitting group meets at B&N too. But not til the end of the month. The sock and yarn is lovely. The top will be gorgeous.

  5. Cute, cute sock. I love the color and the sort of lacy argyle pattern. When you make that cute top, will you pose on a yacht with red lipstick and retro shades please?

  6. Hi Deb, I'm sorry you've been sick! I hope you feel better! I love the socks!

  7. Hi Chicagopurl! Thanks for stopping by. I am feeling much better now. Back to my old self and knitting away. LOL