Sunday, March 23, 2008

Posey #2


Hi,

I finished the second Posey, today. I only had one for the pattern pictures. I didn't even decide to do it until Christmas break started, and then I just barely got one done in time to submit the pattern by the due date the first week of January. Anyway, I at least have a pair, now. (Not sure I'm the first one!)

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

8 comments:

heather t said...

Hi - just popped over from Knitty, where I saw your Posey socks. They look challenging, but I love the squares pattern. I actually have a question about digital scrapbooking! I've been "paper" scrapbooking for years, but just got a digital camera and want to start digital scrapbooking. Where's a good place to start? Software you recommend? Help! This is a whole new world for me!

Melodie said...

Glad you can wear them now. :-) They are beautiful but still a little scary to me, not sure I'm ready to tackle them. :-)

Laura said...

They're soooooo beautiful! I've spent the last 4 days trying to find Koigu colors that will look good together. I'm pretty bummed, but I have one more combination to try tonight.

Also, I'm having some difficulty figuring out what size needle to use. The size 1's made a square larger than 1", but the 00's (the next smallest size I had) were impossible to knit with. May I ask what size you used for your pair of Posey socks?

Lisa Kay said...
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Lisa Kay said...

Hi,

First try had problems, and I can't "edit" comments the way I can posts... so deleted and started over!

I used a size 1.5 US needle (2.5 mm). I like bamboo Crystal Palace needles. If you knit quite loosely, then perhaps your square will come out larger. Are you using Koigu KPPPM? It is quite thin. With a larger yarn, it might be quite difficult to get guage. If that is the case, I would suggest reducing your number of stitches by two (one on each side of the decreases; it has to be an odd number of stitches). See what you get with a 15 stitch square. That will make all the numbers on picking up for the heel and the picot edge, etc., different, too.

And regarding Digital Scrapbooking, I use Adobe Photoshop Elements (APE). There are many books out there on APE, including books specifically for scrapbooking as well as just on how to use APE in general. I have found both to be quite useful, and they all seem to have different tips. I like Renee Pearsons books on Digital Scrapbooking, and I also get Digital Scrapbooking magazine, which you can find at www.digitalscrapbooking.com.

Have fun!
Lisa Kay

Laura said...

Yes, I'm using Koigu KPPPM (and I have a lot of it now, in my frantic search for a suitable color combination!), but I think I'll see if I can get better gauge with a size 0 needle, or wooden #1. Thanks for the help!

Marianne said...

I love the Posey socks!! I've got two skeins of Koigu to try out. Can't wait to see more pictures of Posey around the web.

Lisa Kay said...

Laura,

Are you doing your knit stitches "through the back loop" per the instructions? If you don't, it will make a looser, larger square.

Lisa Kay