Saturday, 12 September 2009

Cranberry Kai-Mei

Pattern: Kai-Mei by Cookie A, from Sock Innovation
Needles: 2.25 mm
Yarn: Zauberball (Schoppel-Wolle) in Cranberries

I finished Kai-Mai last Tuesday. Quite a quick knit once I'd got going - I had a bit of difficulty with the lace pattern to start with, but once I'd mastered it and got into the swing of doing the decreases into the rib pattern it flowed along quite quickly. A really nice pattern to knit and I love the way the lace panel curves across the foot. The Zauberball was a bit of a nightmare due to the way it's wound up. It looks very pretty but is not practical to knit from and now and again a small chunk would drop off the ball and get tangled up. It's also quite difficult to match up and I like my socks to match perfectly!

I've got a little behind with my blog, mainly because I've been so busy doing other things; such as visits to the Lake District, a wedding, and of course I've been busy knitting. I've been working on some of my own sock designs, which I'm really enjoying and definitely appeals to my arty nature. After lots of swatches and test pieces I've now got three designs to work on. When I eventually pluck up the courage, I would love to get them test knitted and put on the Ravelry database. I've also been making more stitch markers, this time tiny ones that fit nicely onto small sock-sized needles, anyway more of that and sock designing soon.......


  1. I just love these! A gorgeous combination of colour and pattern. Sounds like you are really moving ahead with your designing:-)I can't wait to see your designed socks on Ravelry!

  2. Thanks Elaine :) I've not had them off my feet since I made them, they're really comfy! I love doing the designing, just not sure I'm brave enough to publish anything yet ;)

  3. But your designed socks look great! Maybe just choose one you like the most and test the waters, so to speak. Get someone to test knit it, then PDF it and stick it on ravelry - and blog about it loudly with a link:-)))))

    Creatively, it's a hard thing to have the confidence and believe in your own work and ability:-) All creative people totally suck at it:-)))) But you should believe your designs are worth paying money for. If you don't feel quite ready yet, what about setting a deadline for the end of september?