Friday, November 30, 2012

On and off the Needles - 11/30/12

I was able to finish this pair of big black socks for my oldest son. This is the 3rd pair I've made. Simple 2 X 2 rib down the leg.


So I felt I deserved a reward for this finish and contemplated casting on one of these new beauties I picked up on Wednesday at Knit On in Newport, Ky.


I've never knitted with the Fame Trend on the left or the Jarbo on the right but I did go to Ravelry and check out what others have made with them and they both  look great.  I'm thinking a shawl with the Fame Trends and socks with the Jarbo. That Opal in the middle will be a pair of lacy or patterned socks and the yellow at the bottom is from jwrayco and may grow up to be socks or a shawl. I haven't decided. I just looked at the tag on this skein and realized it was dyed in Nevada, MO... isn't that the town Judy L used to live in? Its a small world.

But then I remembered I have several socks without mates languishing in my WIP basket and instead I cast on the 2nd sock for this pair.


This is Lorna's Laces  colorway In the Wind and it a plain vanilla stockinette sock - mindless knitting which sounds very relaxing. And in a week or so this should become a great new pair of socks.

Well I have lots of plans for my weekend. I want to finish those Big Stars for Nick and I want to get the binding on my Christmas quilt so I can take it to the guild meeting Monday night.  Hope that you and I both have happy, productive weekends!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

10 comments:

  1. Girl, your productivity amazes me! If only I could get half the things done you do. :o) Good luck! I know you will do it!

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  2. It is a small world. I read Judy's blog and get inspired from the links on Fridays and Mondays. Janet Wray is the knitting group leader here who sells and dyes some beautiful yarn at jwrayco.

    I have a couple of those single socks I need to get back to. So many things to knit, so many quilt projects to consider.

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  3. Like I've said before, I wish you lived next door! Great socks and the yellow yarn is wonderful.

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  4. Nice of you to work on the mates to your singles before diving into something else new. Those pesky unfinished projects can haunt!

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  5. Your socks are great and I love your beautiful yarn awaiting it's future project. I hope I have a productive weekend as well as you too.

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  6. Do happy cozy feet make for a happy DA?

    You deserve to cast on something fun after making solid black socks. Can' t wait to see how those yarns knit up.

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  7. Such pretty yarns! Bravo for doing black socks; hard to see, I think. I love the socks you're working on!

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