Socks, socks, and more socks!

June 21st, 2007

Yes, it’s been awhile, but I’ve been going a little sock crazy. Just look:

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These socks, basking in the morning sun, are from a sock class at Knitting Central. I didn’t take the class, but the teacher (and sock queen), Sally, kindly gave me a copy of the pattern. The lace is beautiful, stunning, and oh so easy. More closeups when I’m finished!

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The second pair of socks in progress are fun socks! I bought the yarn from a charming little shop in Naugatuck, Yarn Knit All. This shop is friendly and welcoming. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend a stop! This pattern is my own – a mock cable pattern, and a variation of an afterthought heel found here. The heel is similar to a star toe, and fits perfectly. Now I just have to start the second sock.

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The third pair of socks on the needles are a Father’s Day gift (Again, sorry Dad, but they’ll be done soon, and they’re wool, so you won’t wear them until the fall! Love you!) This wool is amazing – Rio de la Plata 3-ply. Again a mock cable rib – easy but enough interest so as not to bore me. Not sure yet how the heel and toe will turn out. I’ll figure it out when I get there.

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And finally, a FO! Breeze from the new Knitty. Knit in Panda Cotton. This yarn is so soft and squishy, and so gentle on the foot! And the pattern is pretty amazing too. Such a quick knit for such a stylish sock! They took no time at all. Perfect for summer. And just look at the closeup of the pattern:

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I’m definitely going to make these again!

I’m also putting the finishing touches on a new sock pattern that will be available to purchase and download here. Just a sneak peak:

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Happy Summer!


3 Responses to “Socks, socks, and more socks!”

  1. Heather on June 21, 2007 9:12 am

    You are rockin’, girl!! Nor I totally want to do those Breezes myself!

  2. nina on June 21, 2007 9:05 pm

    You have inspired me to try to make socks again. I tried the jaywalker pattern and ripped it out 3 times…I think I just need to try a simpler pattern as my first sock.

  3. Jennifer on June 21, 2007 10:26 pm

    Ooh la la! I love all the socks – especially the Sally Socks. That yarn is so gorgeous, too. I can hardly wait to see you sporting these socks around the shop.

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