Thursday, June 21, 2007

Let There Be Socks...

Those are my daughter's feet modelling her long-awaited cotton socks. Thank goodness they're done. As far as stupid ideas go, this one will never be repeated. I mean, really. Knitting socks for a child of 7 in a size 10 crochet cotton? There must have been wine involved to make that appear to be a good idea. A lesson learned, let us say and never mention this incident again. No wonder I was knitting wash cloths for a change of pace.

And here is evidence of more sock knitage, these in Briggs & Little Tuffy. THE Most Appreciated socks EVER.
Thank you; thank you very much!
The knitter has now left the building...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pics at last!

Kinda late, but here are my finished Monkeys. I definitely like the shorter length, made the pattern speed by even faster than my first pair, which helps me not fall into SSS (an actual PAIR!).

I like how the brown pooled on the tops of the feet, looks like I spilled chocolate milk on them. :)

The alpaca socks from Drops definitely look like fun. I will totally knit them along with everyone. Thanks for sharing the patterns!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

We'll Be Wearing Pretty Socks...


But in the mean time I am knitting plain, boring but warm wool socks for hubby.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Great Idea!

Thanks Holly.

As Holly mentioned in yesterday's comments, she is planning on knitting those same socks as well. Knit them together? Naturally! Sounds like a great idea.

Who else wants to join us in knitting those beauties in July? Any takers? It will be fun!!

How about putting the word out, Michelle? Is it do-able?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Socks On My Agenda

Alpaca socks from Drops.

Hi Everyone! These may be a bit ambitious for me, but I want them. For my feet, not to be gifted away. Pretty, pretty.

How hard can they be, eh?

P.S. I just updated my blog and I added some links for two more fabulous sock patterns.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Ok - it is socks.

The pattern is Rib on the Side from Fiber Trends. They are designed to be fraternal. If you wanted them to match, you would have to stripe the feet in order not have to use three skeins of yarn. I had an extremely limited amoung of each yarn left.
The yarn is Apple Laine in Royal Blue and Hey Baby!
Rib on the Side
Heel Detail
And then there are Broken Rib
The yarn for those orange/pink broken rib socks is Dicentra Designs in Sunset. At 375 yards for 4 oz, it is slightly heavier than the traditional sock weight yarns. Composition is 50% wool, 50% alpaca. I am not going to be wearing these until the weather gets cold.
Sunset Broken Rib
Photo taken in the MWR builing. Boring. Echos. Can't hear yourself think, even with headphones!

Monday, June 4, 2007

What did we decide?

Don't remember that we decided anything particularly for this month. So I am knitting socks -
Fire on the Mountain

And still playing Army.

Would love to hear from everyone as I am feeling really cut off since my blog cruising is pretty limited.


Saturday, June 2, 2007

Ok - it is JUNE!

And I am out playing military officer in the field in the far end of Germany.

I am getting some sock knitting done.


Using Fire on the Mountain, medium weight STR from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, my original intention was to knit Vinnland from Anti Craft. But the pattern got lost and will be saved for some solid green yarn that just came in. Switching to 4/1 ribbing on the fronts - knit on 60 stitches on 2,5 mm needles.

Otherwise, you are welcome to truck along with the rest here