Friday, April 20, 2007

Sometimes Two Halves...


Edited on April 23 This just in: A few weeks ago I posted a comment over at Adrienne's blog to enter a contest she was having, and she picked my name out of a jar to win this prize that came today:
2 skeins of the new Panda Cotton. I chose the Seascape colorway over the Rosewater. Isn't it beautiful? I will be knitting the pattern she designed for this yarn, but I think with only 60 stitches (I've already tried it with 66 and it was too big. see how I am. it doesn't even get in the door right and I'm playing with it). It's very soft, but does split very easily. I won't let that deter me. Thank you Adrienne! I love the yarn and I'm going to love knitting your pattern too!
... don't make a whole. As with these two socks. I finished the first of the Trekking "Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana" Socktopia sock. Can I say, I love this sock? It fits great, I like the lace pattern (Crosshatch Lace MSKS), and the varying shades of orange are making me happy. Who knew I was wild about orange? Not me!


The second sock of this non-pair pair is also for Socktopia...it is for two themes: "Sunshine On My Shoulders" and "Bumble Bees and Butterflies" (more bumble bees than butterflies). I'm using one of the pennant designs from "More Sensational Knitted Socks" (MSKS from now on). I'm knitting this pair in Opal Prisma 1190. So, now I will knit another non-pair pair just like this one (both have been cast on).

I'm almost finished with Monica's first birthday sock (it will be finished today...sometime...later).

Have a great weekend! More later

10 comments:

monica said...

They are lovely, the bright orange would make me happy too. If you have enough left over I know you have a little niece would love some ankle socks in it.

~Tonia~ said...

They are both lovely. The bright colors are so nice. It is good to finally see color in nature again. Winter has hung on too long around here.

Kathy said...

Banana socks are lovely. THe other I've knit as well. I call them my Chicago Bear socks. They are orange with some navy flecks right? Great job

Kristy said...

Your socks look great! I love the colors.

I saw your comment on the Favorite Socks KAL, and I wanted to let you know that I think it's an error in the chart to not have purl stitches on the foot. They're included on the socks in the picture!

monica said...

OOh lucky you. I love the colors and can't wait to see the socks you knit with it.

Shelley said...

Congrats on winning the contest! The Panda is something I'm wanting to try...though probably in wool and not cotton. Your pair that isn't a pair of socks is looking great! I really like the one on the right the best I think.

adrienne said...

so, i'm waiting to see the finished panda cotton socks! LOL!

i've always believed that two socks make a "pair". it wasn't until i started knitting socks that i was told a "pair" had to "match"!

i can't tell you how many "pairs" of socks i have cause i really don't want to know!

enjoy the panda cotton! i'm glad you like it.

Sourire11 said...

very cute!

Monika said...

Beautiful socks! Love both colors! My LYS wants $ 20 + tax for one ball of Trekking!!! Canadian $ that is, but still!

Alisha said...

Congrats on your win!!

Love the socks...great colors!!!