Wednesday, November 28, 2007

1st Embossed Leaves Socks!

I love this pattern and this won't be the last pair that I'll knit. The leaves didn't show up as vividly as I would like due to the color I used, I think... This was knitted using Fleece Artist Basic Merino in the Aegean colorway. I used US size 2 needles, casting on 64 stitches. I did not do the cuff as specified. I like the star toe and will incorporate that to other sock patterns. It's so comfortable to wear as well.

Chugging Along....

Six down, three to go!

The Retro Rib Sock done in Knitpicks Essential in Gulfstream

I get fascinated by minutia--kinda like when Cindy Brady was on the kiddie gameshow and got mesmerized by he red camera light. I could stare at these socks for hours. I'll probably make myself a pair when the Christmas crunch is over.

After the scarf, tea cozy, and christmas balls (those are a big IF) get done. Then a sweater for myself, or two for that matter. Then the shawl that I'm planning for my brother's wedding August. And baby gifts, birthday gifts...

Maybe I'll just hold that thought about the socks. This guy over here is still waiting for his cable knit sweater. He'll have to get in line:

It will be February 1st soon enough. That's when the gifties stop. For awhile. Never getting those socks done.......

Thursday, November 22, 2007

retro rib

absolutely loved this pattern. easy to memorize, which is always a good thing for me since i like to have socks as my portable project.

the yarn is socks that rock lightweight in the backstabber colorway.

i was so happy when my eldest daughter asked me to knit socks for her. she picked out the color and i gave them to her today.

sorry for the bad photo. it has been cloudy and raining here for days and days. this is the best i could do!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Embossed Leaves Socks

Pattern : Embossed Leaves Socks

Yarn : Colinette Jitterbug - Oyster Blush

Needles : 2.5 mm bamboo dpns

I really enjoyed knitting this pair of socks - the pattern was easy to remember & the yarn is great but I did made a big boo boo - read more about it on my blog.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Aggravation, Thy name is.....

....Anniversay Lace. My brain hurts:

Done in Fearless Fibers Midnight Passion. can see the purple better in this picture:

I don't know whay, but the second sock just didn't want to get done--I had to rip it back at least four times. The first THREE
(I made a pair of these in blue earlier) went without incident. As I said, brain hurt. But I got really good at ripping back yo's.

Shiny Object! Here's a wet dog--raining here today in Queens:

Five down, four to go!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Four down, five to go

I hate it when Life (tm) gets in the way of my knitting!

Halfway done (I have the fifth pair of socks almost done--working the toe of the 2nd sock now):

In order.......

Embossed Leaves Socks in Lime & Violet, "The Old Magician" colorway

These were a really quick knit, and I'm developing one hell of an appreciation for the yarns that Miss Violet makes!

Numbah two from this past month--

Diagonal Cross-Rib Sock in Knit Picks Essential Solid, "Gulfstream" color

These were kinda quick--what I will say about them that when I made mistakes on this pattern, they were very easy to see and to fix.

Working on another pair of Anniversary Lace socks--for some reason, I've been a bonehead for the second sock, and must have ripped out parts of it at LEAST three or four times--finally working through the second toe--those pictures should be up soon!

Back to work!