Friday, April 29, 2011

Socks I Should Have Knit in a Solid Color

KA March Mystery Sock by verybusymonkey 

Pattern: KA March Mystery Sock by verybusymonkey  Yarn:  Fleece Artist Nova Wool Color:  Renaissance  Needles:  US 1 - 2.25 mm  Started:  March 9, 2011  Completed: April 10, 2011 Note:  This sock yarn has been marinating in my stash very nearly from when I began my sock yarn stash.  I was happy to get it used up.  I believe this pattern deserves to be knit in a solid color and may actually reoccur in my lineup.

Now, if I can just get my finished sweater all blocked and photographed, I can keep up my stream of FO's!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Lost Month

I have spent the last month in a crazy place.  Like an alternate spot in the Universe where nothing is quite the way it should be.  Everyone is home now (including College Boy), Vancouver is still in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but not everything can be as it should be, right?

I have several completed projects, and two that are nearly there.  The last couple days of April will be devoted to completion and showing off!

Cachoeira by Kristi Geraci 

Pattern: Cachoeira by Kristi Geraci   Yarn:  Fall Creek Fibers Gold Mill Sock  Color:  Red/Purple - Sept 10 Sock Club Shipment  Needles:  US 1 - 2.25 mm  Started:  March 10, 2011  Completed: April 9, 2011 Note:  This sock yarn club was discontinued nearly as soon as I joined it.  I am someone who does not mind, even enjoys, the pooling of hand-dyed sock yarn so I was not disappointed with this pair of socks.  The pattern is mostly ktbl knit stitches (twisted knits) and purls - so definitely one of the slowest patterns I have ever worked on.  I think the end result is quite lovely, though I do not knit with yarn this dark very often, it was a challenge in the evenings.

In the meantime, Dr. Who has started up again - only twelve episodes this year - so must enjoy them all!

Friday, April 01, 2011

The Hard-to-Pronounce FO

Pattern:  Haleakala Socks by Cookie A  Yarn:  String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock  Color:  Lotus  Needles:  US 1 1/2 - 2.5 mm  Started:  March 10, 2011  Completed: March 24, 2011 Note:  The color of this yarn is really hard to replicate on the computer.  The first picture is definitely more true to life, but even that is not quite "salmon" enough.  What you can't tell by the pictures is how darn soft this yarn is, and really, how quickly this knits up.

The next Cookie A kit will be coming in two weeks and I can hardly wait!  I actually may get the three other pairs of socks finished before I get the next kit - wouldn't that be something?

This is for my friends who have been missing pictures of Vancouver.  The Rose Garden at UBC.  I'll be heading back up there in three weeks to bring College Boy home for the summer.  How did that fly by so quickly?

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