Friday, June 22, 2012

Barely on the needles for Friday

As you can see these are barely on the needles. All I need to do is Kitchner the toe and weave in the ends and I'll have another finished pair of socks.

These are my favorite kind of non-thinking knitting project. Plain vanilla stockinette socks done with self-striping yarn.

This is DROPS Fabel yarn. I got it here at Nordic Mart.

This is colorway 903p. I love the colors - rosy pink, dusty violet, apricot and a little lime and sand. This yarn has 25% nylon and I like that in a sock yarn. It keeps them nice and stretchy.

Now it is a good thing that these are just barely on the needles and almost done. Look at this picture.....

Yep, one end of the circular needle is veering off at a rather acute angle. I figure this happened when I was taking the project out of the car. I must have closed it in the door but didn't see it till I sat down to finish the sock. Oh well, this has happened to me before and will probably happen again. Thank goodness these are the Knitpicks fixed circulars which are quite reasonable in price. I called my friend Cathy who works at a LYS and she says she can pick up a replacement pair for me. I have other sets this size (2.75mm) but I like having a couple of sets on hand since this is my "go to" needles size for socks.

My Summer Flies shawl is still on the needles. I'm up to section 6 Knotted Openwork. I love that section and I still have lots of yarn so I'm adding a bunch more rows of this.

Hope your knitting is progressing nicely!

carol fun


  1. I love those socks! I'm right there with you on knitting plane socks with self striping yarn. Love to watch the colors change on my needles.

  2. Love the socks! I am with you, nothing beats a pattern where the yarn does all the hard work! Hand made socks are awesome. They kind of spoil you to where you never want to wear anything else! :)

    Wishing you a lovely day and hope Big Dude is cooling off in the AC.

  3. Love your new socks! I don't knit but appreciate the work.

  4. A 'Non-thinking' knitting project? I didn't know there was such a thing! Don't tempt me!...too late, I'm tempted.I'm a sucker for fun socks and these are so pretty!

  5. Love your socks!! I totally agree, plain pattern, fun yarn. :-) Yours are perfect.

  6. I love those socks...gosh I wish I could knit...they are so wonderful!

  7. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these socks!!! The colors are gorgeous. I wish you lived closer so I could have you teach me how to knit socks. :)


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