30 May 2007

socks socks socks socks





Well, I have been a bit slow to post my progress. First with a progress report and explanation of some of the photos. The green striped socks were made back in December/January (yikes) out of Austermann Step (forgotten color). Aimee bought the same yarn and I can't wait to see how hers turned out. I was bummed that the striping is a bit off, but was not so bummed to fix the issue! The Anastasia socks by pepperknit were done in March out of Cherry Hills Sock Yarn (don't remember the colorway). The red ones are my treasured Embossed Leaves socks from Interwave Fall 05 that were partially destroyed by our puppy. I didn't photograph the remaining yarn, but ended up with less than 1 yard of Koigu yarn left after using the remnants from the first go round and the salvaged yarn that I got out of the dogs mouth! Yep, the dog ate my knitting.

The delicate pink socks (pattern: Snickett Socks from MagKnits) are for Sockapalooza 4. I am finally getting somewhere on these. I love how they look and really hope my sock pal loves them. She has a larger foot than I do so, I am going to have to have someone else try them on to make sure they fit around before finishing the toe. The only person with the same measurements around is Mr. Fireman, so I need to wrangle him into pretty pink socks! I am not sure he will be too agreeable. For now, you all get to see how much longer they are than socks made for me would be. My sock pals' foot is 1+ inch longer than mine. These socks are knitted out of Reynolds Sea Wool which is fantastic. I did not expect to enjoy knitting with the yarn as much as I have. It's sproingy and soft and luscious. I hope my pal, who likes natural fibers will enjoy them! (Can you tell this is the first sockapalooza I have participated in?).

6 comments:

RedHotKnitter said...

OMG, I love the pink socks. I covet the pink socks. Can I be your best friend for pink socks? Oh wait, I'm already in that role and no pink socks. I'll be content with all of the other socks you have knit me and shut up now.

yarnchica said...

You can make yourself the pink socks. Magknits free pattern. I am not sure how well my hands and shoulder would handle making another pair. I am having to take it very slowly so that I don't get too sore.

lvknits said...

Socks galore...I'm very impressed and inspired. I especially love the red ones, dog eaten and all. I swear, this will be my Year of the Sock. Well, okay, my Year of the Socks. I do plan to knit a pair. The Year of the Sweater is still slow in coming. Still haven't quite found the yarn, or a new pattern for the already purhased yarn. Go Socks!! Dani, quite lovely! -Lorie

RedHotKnitter said...

How did I know you'd tell me to knit my own pair? So difficult. I like my vanilla pattern socks. I may venture into toe-ups for my next pattern, but I don't think I'm ready for a real "pattern" yet.

yarnchica said...

"real" patterns are far easier than you might think and provide some interest to the endless stockinette. The embossed leaves (red Koigu) is a great starter as it has an easy to memorize pattern, a stockinette heel and a fun toe that is sans kitchner stitch (oh the joy).

yarnchica said...

"real" patterns are far easier than you might think and provide some interest to the endless stockinette. The embossed leaves (red Koigu) is a great starter as it has an easy to memorize pattern, a stockinette heel and a fun toe that is sans kitchner stitch (oh the joy).