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


  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!

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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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