Another pair down.

July 13th, 2008

 

 

Rainy Day socks done!

 

Pattern: Rainy Day Socks

 

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
began: 6/21/08
finished: 7/12/08

 

christmas gifts finished to date: 2

 

Great pattern – great yarn – a wonderful combination for sock knitting.

 

My other socks are coming along nicely –

 

Big Basin Socks in Sockina

 

 

 

Look at that stitch definition!

 

Spring Thaw Socks in Shibui Sock

 

 

The leaves are starting to spiral around the foot and leg. A little slow going with the K1, P1 rib and adding the leaves – sometimes you’re working 3 leaves at once, all on different rows, but it’s totally worth it.

 

Happy Sunday Sock Knitting!

 

 

Socks, socks, and more socks

July 6th, 2008

Well, the summer of socks continues.

 

SOS #2: Rainy Day Sock progress – moving along nicely

 

 

SOS #4: Big Basin Socks from the Six Sock Knitalong, Sockina Cotton, Size 1 Addi’s

 

 

SOS #5: Spring Thaw Socks, Shibui Sock, Size 2 Addi’s

 

 

Yes, I finished the third pair started before the second pair started. I’m fickle, what can I say?

 

Off to knit more socks.

 

Hope you had a wonderful 4th. This is what I woke up to this morning:

 

 

I made sure this little one wandered back into the woods instead of the street just beyond the trees there. Don’t know what I would have done if he wandered toward the street. Guess if you see a crazy knitter running through the street at 6 am chasing a deer, you’ll know it’s me. Wave and say hi!

 

Second Pair Finished!

July 2nd, 2008

I finished another pair of socks – and I finished my first Christmas present to boot!

 

 

Pattern: Simple Pleasure by Terry L. Ross

 

Yarn: Koigu (what else?)

 

Needles: Size 2 Addi’s

 

Started: 6/26/08

 

Finished: 7/1/08

 

 

Look at that stitch definition! This pattern is perfect for showing off all the colors of this Koigu. I made shorter cuffs (3.5″) as the recipient likes shorter cuffs.

 

Now off to finish the Rainy Day Socks and cast on for another pair – another Christmas present.

 

Should have thought of this last year – everyone is getting socks this Christmas!

 

One down, ?? to go!

June 26th, 2008

I finished my first pair of SOS socks last night:

 

 

 

 
 Quick and easy – great sleeping socks.

 

 Now I’m off to cast on for my third pair, and work on my second pair – looks the same – haven’t worked on it all week. Remember that life getting in the way thing? Yeah, you can always count on that!

 

 

 

 

Summer of Socks 2008 has begun!

June 23rd, 2008

Well, want take a wild guess as to what I did this weekend? The Summer of Socks knit along kicked off at 12:01 am Saturday morning. I made it to midnight, cast on, knit one row, then went to bed – yes, I can still party with the big boys! I knit on and off all weekend, and here’s what I accomplished:

 

Pattern: Toe-to-Cuff Lace Rib Socks, Heartstrings
Yarn: Artyarns Supermerino
Needles: Size 5 addi lace circs

 

 

One sock done, the other growing quite steadily.

 

Pattern: Rainy Day Socks, Yuliya Sullivan
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
Needles: Size 3 addi lace circs

 

 

Just finished the gusset decreases and am cruising down the foot.

 

You didn’t think I could just cast on for one pair of socks did you? Though the patterns are similar, both are easy to work. When I get bored with one, I switch to the other. Hopefully I’ll have both completed by the end of the week – don’t quote me on that though – life has a tendency to get in the way sometimes.