V Knits

My name is Venus. I knit as much as possible, while juggling work and various other activities. Currently, my yarn sprees hinder my ability to save up for trips and other important things. But I'm not apologizing.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Goats on the Roof!

Goats on the Roof at Coombs, BC

I'm here in Courtney, BC visiting my good friend Jill and she thought it would be fun to take a slight detour from our drive up from Nanimo to see some Goats on the Roof. She said, "Trust me, you'll know when you see it." And really, that is what they are! Just some goats hanging out on the grass-covered roof of a market that overlooks a restaurant patio. Apparently, some of the goats will leer at you while you eat your tasty food! Very cute.


Saturday, September 08, 2007

Mystic Sea Socks FO

FO: Mystic Sea Socks - Pattern by Cass White

These socks were great to knit! Yummy yarn and an interesting pattern. I'm pretty happy that Angela gave me this pattern. I always have my doubts with rib patterns, I just do. But this pattern was a total success! I really liked how it was cast on. (I don't know if that method has a name but I think the idea is to cast on twice the number of total stitches needed so there is more stretch at the cuff.) I did change the heel and toe, but only because I am partial to short row heels and toes. I did a plain 1x1 rib while working the short rows for the heel and stockinette for the toes.

I'm wearing them right now. They're really nice.

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