Saturday, February 18, 2012

It has been a woolly week

It has been a woolly week here. Not in the "woolly" way of harried or crazy, but in the "woolly" way of sock yarn.I haven't felt like sewing this week -haven't even turned on my sewing machine. All I've felt like working on is simple mindless projects, so woolly sock yarn has been occupying my time. Now I didn't knit both of the socks in the following pairs this week. What I did was finish up the 2nd sock which in every case was pretty close to being done.

These first socks are done with Cascade sock yarn. It has a lovely feel. The pattern is Firefly from The Knitter's Book of Socks. It was hard to get a good pic of these socks. The color is correct in this pic.



And this pic shows the pattern more clearly.



I had 3 pairs of plain vanilla stockinette socks which were soooo close to being finished but somehow I had lost the mojo and put them aside. This was their week to be completed. This first pair is a Paton Kroy Jacquard yarn- nice and squishy and machine wash, tumble dry.



This pair is done with an Opal yarn. I love Opal sock yarn. Nice to knit with and wears like iron.



And this last pair is Red Heart Heart and Sole. Now this pair shows why I like to knit socks that don't match. Look closely, I tried to make these match and they do until you get down to the middle of the foot - what?? Somehow there is an extra pattern of stripe on the one that doesn't appear on the other. Both of these socks were knit straight from the skein, and the fact that the difference didn't appear until I was almost done with the second sock, drives me crazy!!



So I will return to my habit of rewinding the second skein of yarn so the stripe repeat is reversed. That's what I did on the Paton and Opal socks. They kinda match but they don't. I think it makes them more interesting and I don't have to obsess over making the pair exact.

Hope you are having a nice weekend. I'm knitting a new shawl and finishing up some cross stitch and I think I'll even turn on my sewing machine and do a couple of easy blocks.

Happy stitching!
carol fun

9 comments:

  1. I'm sewing on this sunny Ohio day! I love seeing yarn projects. I love that shawls are back in style.

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  2. Love the socks! What pattern are you working on?

    I can't wait to see what you are up to next. :)

    Blessings always

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  3. Your socks are amazing. I've always wanted to knit socks, but I'm too intimidated to try it. I've knitted scarves and wash rags. Perhaps, some day I'll do it!

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  4. I'm like Janet - intimidated by knitting socks although I am smitten with yours. I haven't been sewing much either...my cross-stitch bear had been hogging all my time.

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  5. Hey--I got a pair of socks on the needles--wanna finish them for me--seeing as how you do such a beautiful job at making socks and finishing them!!!!
    one of these days I will put done the sewing needles and pick up the knitting needles again--I hope???
    You can see what I did today on my blog post!!!
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

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  6. Someone is going to have some comfy-cozy piggies!

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  7. what shawl are you knitting? inquiring minds... :)

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  8. Love your opal socks! I think that may be the yarn for me to launch by sockmaking adventures. :)

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