Knitting Progress Photos!

Cable Twist Sock Heel

First up, the WONDERFUL cable twist sock. I was inspired by Grumperina to knit this one, although I would have missed it completely without Donna posting about it in her links. She always finds the best stuff, so I troll her feed often.

Pattern: Hello Yarn Cable Twist Socks
Heel: Modified by me to continue cables down the back for wearing with open-back shoes
Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot, Rich Red

I love this pattern, and once you get going on it, it is very easy to remember. I’ll write up the heel directions after I finish the other sock.

In case you ever wondered, photographing the back of your foot? Not so easy. Just so you get a good mental image, I was outside in my back yard in a nightshirt, one partial sock, and my crocs. Never mind the fact that it is November, the mosquitos were still attacking me. This whole photo shoot of the sock was a very, very interesting balancing act. Good thing I am well versed in shooting without using the viewfinder!

If you look close, you can see that I don’t have the whole foot done yet. The perk of knitting with the Magic Loop method? It is easy to photograph socks while they are still on the needles!

To be frogged sweaterNext up, we have the “To be Frogged Sweater” also know as the Babies & Bears for Grown-ups sweater. I have to go back now and check, but my gauge must have been really off when I got to the garter stitch body. This sweater fits Katy Blogless (although a bit too short), and she is, uhm, several sizes smaller Stockinette Stitchthan I am. So there is no way in hell that it will ever fit me, plus I don’t like the garter stitch part of the body. No miracle of blocking will ever help it. Ever. So it will be frogged and become a cardigan sweater, and I’m ok with that. The yarn is a delight to work with, so it is worth knitting with it all over again.

Fetching - Top viewLast but not least, we have the Fetching mitts from These are truly a one skein wonder, and if you knit the pattern exactly you will use all but a few feet of the skein. Scary close actually as you knit in the thumbs. This was another interesting photo shoot, since I don’t have the left mitt finished yet – it still needs a thumb – so I was wearing the right one and taking photographs with my left hand and the camera upside down. I swear, I do have fingers, I just had them curled under too far in the one shot. Oops. Too many mosquitos out there to take this shot again.

Fetching - Bottom viewPattern: Fetching
Thumb: Modified by me to be symmetrical
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (yarn called for in pattern), one ball in dark brown. (Looks lighter in the photo than in person.)


All photos can be viewed larger over at Flickr.

Now we should all do a “cold weather dance” – much like a rain dance, but, well, you know, hoping for cold instead – so I can wear the Fetchings and the socks at Kid & Ewe this weekend!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

8 replies on “Knitting Progress Photos!”

I love that heel – I can’t wait for you to teach us now to do it, too! And your Fetchings are pretty, too – I keep carrying mine around, hoping to be in a room air conditioned enough that I’ll need them. 😉

See you Saturday!

between you and grumperina, I may have to try adrian’s pattern as well! it looks stretchy but cabley. Yum!

Love the fetching fingerless gloves too — did you change the bind off on them?

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