Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Pics, as promised.

Here they are. Not exactly great art, as the light never improved and I ended up getting hubby to take a flash photo tonight, but I promised pics and I am a woman of my word.
The Vital Statistics:
Swirly Girl by Deby Lake for YARN Magazine
Yarn: TOFUtsies colour #847
2.25mm & 2.5mm DPNs
I worked them toe-up rather than top-down as called for in the pattern, and used a provisional short-row toe and a reverse gusset heel (I pretty much abandoned the pattern and just used the lace chart). I added a little calf-shaping by increasing one stitch in each purl column at the start of the second-last pattern repeat, and then changing to 2.5mm needles for the final repeat and the ribbing. I also did my first ever tubular bind-off, which I love truly, madly, deeply.