Saturday, June 30, 2007

Flirty Anklets

Yarn: Main Color: Meilenweit Cotton #43 Contrasting Color: Koigu KPPPM #708.
Pattern: My own
Needles: #1 Quicksilver Double Points

Comments: The socks are comfy, but I would change the ruffle a bit if I made them again, which I probably will do because I am lovin' anklets so much this summer. For some reason I could not get the color to photograph well.

Next up are the Rockin' Sock Club socks!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

New Anklets and New Yarn

After finishing the Sunday To to Meetin' Socks, I found I had a bit of the Koigu yarn remaining and it was an interesting complement to this yellow yarn. I like the way the delicate striping on the leg goes with the ruffle at the edge.

My brain is busy planning more sock patterns with complementary Koigu yarn accents.

Here's some great sock yarn I recently purchased. The pink is Koigu and the other is Louet Gems (machine washable and dryable) sock yarn.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Woolly Bullies--Finished!

Morehouse Farm's Natural Merino Sock Kit

Yarn: Morehouse Merino 3-Strand in Natural Brown Heather

Needles: Knitpicks #4 Double Points

Comments: I truly love Morehouse Farm's yarn and the natural colors. It's so rugged looking but so soft. I remembered to reinforce the heels, but was so absorbed in the book I was listening to (The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey) that I forgot to reinforce the toes!

And these socks are destined to be worn next winter with my Fatbaby boots, which were a concession to the cowboy boots I promised myself before I leave this world.

It's not winter yet, but I like this proverb:

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
...Japanese Proverb

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Woolly Bully Socks in Progress

In the middle of the August-like weather we are experiencing in June, I am working on some really woolly socks. Good thing is, it's heavier than sock yarn and knit with larger needles than I normally use. So these should go really fast.

The sock looks really big, doesn't it? Actually, the tureens are small.

Another linen washcloth finished. The camera does not capture the stitches in this pattern as well as it should. My plans are to make a few more of these, because they are really pretty and useful items.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Door County Treasures

The View from Edgewater
The view from the steps of the Edgewater Inn is wonderful! On International K.I.P. Day two of us observed the day by knitting in public on the porch. I'm not knitting while the above photo was taken, however. Just observing.
We fed the tamest sea gull who actually came up next to me on the steps:Here are the best gals you could ever want as your friends:
And more photos:
Finished while we drove home were the Edgewater Anklets:Back to real life...

I Won! I Won!

I am so lucky to have won this hand dyed yarn from Jen at Knitting Like Crazy in honor of the opening of her new Knitting Like Crazy Etsy shop. Jen is also a sock knitter and I have been enjoying her blog for some time. Get on over and check out her blog and her shop.

The yarn is Superwash Wool and Nylon sock yarn, and the colors really knock me out! She also sent a cute card with it and a nice note. Thanks, Jen! I am happy to have you as a knit blog friend, too!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

See Ya...

I'm off on a trip with girlfriends to Door County. Will send pictures...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Speaking of Knitting Bags

The BIG Bag

This bag has been banished to the closet because it was my first--and only--felting "thing" and not the best experience. I took a class in machine felting. You had to purchase the wool at the shop, as usually is required. I was working then, so I looked for the yarn at night, under less than desirable lighting. What I really wanted was a combination of charcoal, gray, brown, black, but they did not have all those colors in the yarn I wanted. My second color choice would have been red. Again, that was out of stock. Why I bought this, I don't know. And I chose to make the LARGE bag, of course. As I knitted, my loved ones kidded me about knitting a suitcase big enough to step into. Indeed, it looked like a dress with straps when I finally finished knitting.

And look what languishes inside the BIG bag. It's a sweater, almost finished except for one sleeve.

I need to set a goal to finish the sweaters that are languishing here and there. After doing socks, they should be a welcome change!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Blue Ruffles

You knew it would be more socks, didn't you? More ruffled anklets. I am totally enamored of these little anklets! The slowest part of the knitting is the foot in a size 9. One of these days I will do a patterned sock, but stockinette is my favorite fabric to wear, so have been sticking mostly to that. Plus I just like the way it looks!

And I'm still knitting two at a time; don't ever want the dreaded "one-sock syndrome."

More flowers! My sister's dear husband made this flower stand for me a couple years ago. It is so cool!

Thanks, B.I.L.!

More Flowers

Oh, they just make me happy!