Thursday, June 28, 2007

Houston, we have re-entry

The last three weeks of school were just ridiculous. There are so many events to be crammed in, so many last things to attend to, so many concerts, performances, etc. Thank heavens for socks, otherwise there would have been no knitting.

These are for my friend Donna. Donna makes me laugh all the time. I have another friend named Donna who makes me laugh all the time, too, but I already made her socks. (Great Adirondack Sock Company in Peacock; Susan Bates dp needles size 1.)

This sock was supposed to be for me. I must have picked up the same size needles that I used for Donna's sock, because this baby just don't fit! I haven't decided if I'll rip this and re-knit, or whether I'll give her another pair of socks. My friend saw me knitting this and declared it the "Dunkin Donut" sock. (Brown Sheep Company Wildfoote in Sonatina; apparently the same damn needles.) I really like this yarn!!

I think it likes me, too.

My Rockin' Sock socks. Sorry Kate but I just couldn't have done the cabling. With my sexy plentiful ankles, there's no way those puppies would have sat on my legs without cutting off the blood to my heart. That's okay, I like the ribbing. What twitch over my left eye?

I absolutely l-u-r-v-e these socks! These are so soft and knit up so darn fast! I started them on a Thursday and left on a flight for Texas the next day; I finished the second one on the following Monday. What a delightful knit and thank heaven I used the correct sized needles! (Sweet Sheep yarn in Shark; size two Knit Picks needles.)

And after TootsieDoodle said "Do you ever knit anything besides socks?" I renewed my search on-line and in books. I had bought this yarn from Fricknits and every pattern I found using alpaca was chunky and bulky. I finally decided to hell with the yarn "recipe" and just found a pattern I liked. It's in Wendy's book and I know I've already made a mistake in the lace:

Can you see it? If you can, let me know where it is! I came out with the wrong count on two rows but I am so inexperienced with lace (like I've never done it before) that I don't know what I did.

So that's where I'm at. 'Sup with you?


miss ewe said...

Those are some fantastic socks! The peacock colourway is AMAZING. What cool striping in the Rockin' Sock too... cables might have just ruined the colouring anyway!!!
I'm in awe of all your FOs! But I should have some monkeys to show soon...

Great Aunt Agitha George said...

I'm a novice compared to you, but I admire your work. Mostly I do lap blankets and afghans because they're flat.

inky said...

I love doing lap blankets in the winter; when I do baby blankets I usually give them to the local hospital.

Your web site is adorable, great aunt agitha!