Thursday, October 05, 2006

Revenge of the Sock Grouch


That pile of kinky yarn used to be the toe of my evil sock monster. Ah, the joy of being freed from the tyranny of itty bitty needles and itty bitty stitches!

I'm never touching those #4 double points again but does anyone have an idea for using two balls of really pretty Cascade Fixation yarn?

12 Comments:

Blogger LauraP said...

A lacy scarf? You can use big needles for that.

6:26 PM  
Blogger KnitTech said...

You can try a tube top: Cabled Tube Top (W108). It knits up on size six needles and best of all, it takes two balls of fixation.

6:58 PM  
Blogger kshotz said...

Yeah Nancy! You go girl!

Ideas for your yarn . . . check out this:

http://www.cascadeyarns.com/patterns_fixation.asp

I think perhaps the green short shorts? ;-)

6:59 PM  
Blogger kshotz said...

Sorry! That web addy is:

www.cascadeyarns.com/
patterns_fixation.asp

(Maybe putting on 2 lines will publish the entire thing!)

7:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Thanks for all the great suggestions! Well, except for the green short shorts. ROFL

I checked out the Cascade website and saw several additional possibilities which would require the purchase of, oh shucks, more yarn. :-)

8:54 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bretton said...

Elann Esprit is interchangeable with Fixation. You can check out Elann's side -- http://www.elann.com -- they have a raglan shawl, a tank top, and a bikini! Google Cascade Fixation and Elann Esprit and some surprises might pop up.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Redford Phyl said...

You could always find a new home for that lovely yarn. I'm sure the other yarns in my stash would make it feel loved. ;-)

11:15 PM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

"Adopt an unwanted yarn" eh, Phyl? Very clever ploy! (I typed "ply" first--do you think that's Freudian?)

11:20 PM  
Blogger Holly in CT said...

Cascade Fixation is really hard to knit with especially for a first time sock. The stuff is weird to knit with don't know whether to pull on the stitches or knit loosely. Try real sock yarn for socks like Treckking, Socks That Rock. Not elastic yarn, it is like knitting with elastic bands, ugh!

10:13 AM  
Anonymous theresa s. said...

Oh, I definitely think you should use the fixation to knit a bikini. Or maybe a thong and matching willie warmer. That'll teach it to be uncooperative!

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy said...

I'm having Fixation fun with "Becky Sharper" from MagKnits' Archives: http://magknits.com/chilly04/beckysharper_pattern.pdf

They're fingerless gloves, knit flat and really quick. The pattern is a little wonky ("Rows 1-6: knit four rows. Row 7: K ..." Six? 4? Huh?) but cute as buttons. Gauge doesn't matter -- isn't given, in fact.

They're a LOT warmer than shorts ...

4:57 PM  
Blogger Dallas Schulze said...

Nancy - I agree with Holly in Ct - Fixation is not a friendly yarn. I like the finished results but, if my first sock had been done in Fixation, I don't know if I'd ever have knit a second sock.

That said, I have a terrible urge to double dog dare you to knit a thong and/or willie warmer just so I can see the pics.

If you're not up for that challenge, however. Elann just posted a rather lovely pattern for a chemo hat that uses two balls of their Espirit yarn. Fixation is a perfect substitute.

1:08 AM  

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