Wednesday, February 13, 2008

044/366 - Firestarter

044/366 - Firestarter, originally uploaded by hannah8ball.

I have cast on the Firestarter sock. It's my second pair. Perhaps a bit ambitious, but this yarn (Paca-Peds) spoke to me, it wanted to be a Firestarter. I had no choice but to listen.

Thanks to Ravelry, I was able to translate the euro-chart into something I could understand (even after a glass of wine!), and I'm moving along swimmingly.

Doesn't the stitch marker look beautiful? Plans are to knit 4 repeats of the cable, then to start the gusset as my foot is nearly 9 inches long (which according to my trusty google calculator is 22.86 cm), whereas the pattern calls for a total of 24 cm. Four repeats instead of five should do the trick nicely, I hope.

And I'm loving this yarn. It's soft and gorgeous. And knitting up nicely on my 2.5mm KnitPicks dpns... although I'm drooling after the Harmony wood ones. Perhaps when our refund comes in? (although the husband has said that I don't get to buy anything else knitting related until I finish his sweater... so, add the frogging to the to-do list)

I can't wait to wear these socks!

1 comment:

Jofrog said...

I'm just about to start a Firestarter sock too! I hadn't seen anyone else knit one, but I found the pattern on Ravelry. My yarn just got here yesterday and I'm going to wind it tonight and get started! (That is if the company that is coming, to stay through the weekend, doesn't demand too much attention!)