Sunday, February 10, 2008

Story and Updates

In my post of January 21, I alluded to a story I would share. Well, here it is. I decided in early fall (plenty of time ahead), that I would knit a pair of socks for my non-knitting friend Kathy, who's birthday is February 1st. I chose Lorna's Laces Shepherd sock yarn in the Tahoe colorway. The pattern I used was from More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch - Milanese Lace, a ten line pattern repeat. Really quite lovely! I finished the first sock - it was nearly perfect. I cast on the second sock and flew through that one...except that the seond sock was not the same size as the first what?! I decide that I had to knit another sock...and hoped that I had enough yarn! No problem... I did and the second sock was measured a little more diligently. Now I have a pairless sock and not enough yarn to make a matching sock...I'll have to order another skein I supose.

This past weekend was productive...I finished two projects in my bag. The first was the second sock of a pair for Danny (a friend's son). The socks were knit with the left over yarn a pair of monkey socks that I am in the midst of knitting.

The next project I finished was a Lucy bag knit with Noro Kureyon in a green/purple/grey/navy colorway. Here's a picture of the bag while underway...right now it's drying - was felted this afternoon. Watch for a finished picture to be posted later this week. Now I'm back to my husband's sweater and two pairs of socks that are currently on the needles!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Crosshatch Socks

I finished the first of the Crosshatch socks. It is going to Birds of a Feather in Avon, OH for display. Now I'll get back to my other projects: sweater for hubby, Lucy bag for me, any of the 3 pairs of socks I have on the needles!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I've turned the heel on my crosshatch socks...then I got distracted.
This past Sunday, Birds of a Feather (a local yarn shop), had a Super Bowl stash was enhanced. I purchased Bulky Cascade for a sweater, Berroco Bonsai (a bamboo yarn) for a shawl and short sleeve summer cardi and 3 skeins of Odyssey (100% merino by Reynolds) for fingerless glove gifts.

The Odyssey was calling for me to knit a pair of Evangelines (a pattern in the January issue of MagKnits ), so I put my socks aside and went at it. I must say, they are lovely!

The first picture was taken with a flash and picks up the colors much better; while the second picture was taken without the flash and shows off the pattern.

Monday, February 4, 2008


Check out the contest for sock yarn at Mention my blog in your answer. Let the games begin!

Cool socks

This past week I got back to working on several projects...knit a few more inches on a sweater for my husband and a few more inches on a Lucy bag for myself...Then I got distracted again! I received a skein of the new Berroco Comfort Sock yarn. The yarn itself is very colors...soft shades of green, blue and beige/brown. I then proceeded with my search for the right pattern...and found one in the Sensational Knitted Socks book. The pattern is called crosshatch. Then, of course, I had to cast on and see how it looks. I've turned the heel and am picking up the gussett. I must say, it's a nice pattern for the yarn! When I finish the first sock, it will go on display at Birds of a Feather (a local yarn shop).
This picture is a little dark - no flash used, but it shows off the pattern in all of its glory!