Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A Little Bit of This And A Little Bit of That

Woo Hoo!!! I finished my first Edelweiss Sock (Vogue Knitting fall 2006). And all the ends are woven in too (very tedious work that). I haven't cast on the second yet (but I will soon). I was afraid that it would be a tad tight but it fits very nicely. I'm quite pleased with the way this first one turned out.

And since I had empty needles, I started a pair of socks from a new book on my shelf, Favorite Socks (Interweave Knits new book). This is the Mock Wave Cable (the name is misleading, no cables on this sock at all). I'm using Knit Picks Essentials Tweed in the plum colorway. I got this yarn last summer when it first came out. I like it better than the original Essentials, but it's very slippery on the needles.

Another pattern in that book is the Retro Rib socks. I'm knitting these for Mandy. She requested lime green socks and our LYS happened to get in a shipment of Cherry Tree Hill that had a skein of lime green in it. She is so lucky. This is 9 repeats on the leg so far, I'll do a few more before starting the heel.

And to give myself a break from all those patterned socks, I started a plain sock in some Opal Elements for myself. These will look great with jeans.
The pair I started for Monica for her birthday is coming along nicely too, but you'll have to wait until after May 13th (her birthday) to see those.
That's all for now. More later!


~Tonia~ said...

You are cranking out the socks! Wish I had enough motivation to do even a pair, but I just don't have it in me at the moment.

They are all so pretty. I love the Edelweiss one. Where is the pattern from?

Kathy said...

Wow. You look happy to greet me socks are awesome. Really a lovely impressive job. Im a plain old sock knitters. Al is the adventuresome one like you. Nice work. Great post

Beth said...

I believe you're as addicted to sock knitting as I am! They all look great - especially the Retro Rib.

monica said...

They are all so pretty. I love the Edleweiss socks. I am spending time on the couch fighting this flu, knitting on the scarf for a exchange. I will send you a pic when I get it grafted together and blocked.

Kristy said...

You've got some great socks started! I really love sock knitting, and reading about sock knitting :)

I got here via the Favorite Socks KAL. You've got a great blog!

Shelley said...

Look at you and all the socks! The Edelweiss one is great, and glad it fits fine! Can't wait to see Monica's birthday socks too.

Alisha said...

Awesome sock stuff going on here!!!!

brooke t. higgins said...

WOW! Look at all those socks! Looks like I have some catching up to do. :) I feel honored to have been there on the day of the lime green sock yarn acquisition. :)

Green Hornet Reads said...

Beautiful socks.
Just wondering how many skeins of the KP Essential Tweed you purchased for the Mock Cable socks... Thanks.