Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Deep Forest

In my last post I mentioned I'd had surgery, complications developed afterwards, and I was in bed recovering. I also said I was taking a break from knitting socks. Well, I am doing much better now, though the recovery has been a hard battle for me. I can walk again. That is the important thing. But I sure have developed a lot of empathy for folks who live in a wheelchair.

Because I'm feeling much better, my desire to knit has returned. And what will I knit? Socks of course! I decided to make a pair of socks for my daughters fiance, Frank (who I adore!), for Christmas. Over the past year I've knit him 2 pair of socks and my daughter says he wears them more than any of his other socks. He loves them. What's not to adore about a guy like that? (Besides, he treats my daughter like a queen!)

I've had this lovely skein of Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the colorway called Deep Forest languishing in the stash waiting for the perfect idea. Socks for Frank fill the bill.

It feels good to be knitting socks again.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Spring Fall?

My Spring Forward socks: TOFUstie. colour Toot-Toot

Saturday, October 18, 2008

August and September Socks

Hello All! Long time no see...

Having finally replaced the camera-to-computer cable that my cat so unceremoniously chewed, I am trying to catch up with my posts.

For August, here are my "Plain Jane," using leftover Essential from Knitpicks. Tabi toe-up (of course), with gusset increases on top of the foot. This was inspired by/adapted from a pattern on Knitty.

And in September, a pair for my DMIL for the holidays made in Trekking Pro Natura. It uses a simple k3p1 ribbing + a leafy pattern inspired by Peapod Baby Set by Kate Gilbert.
I also finished my October pair, which will be a holiday gift for DFIL--that'll be for a future post.

Happy sock knitting!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

June Socks in September

A long story on these socks! I got Melissa Morgan-Oakes' 2-at-a-time Socks and also Cat Bordhi's Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles, and I set out to learn . . . . Then thought I'd figured it out from Ravelry help but still got a jumbled mess. So after a long break, I knit these, using Caryn Lantz's "Simple Scks for Ladies on Two Circular Needles, and Regia Cotton Yarn Surf Color. I'm glad to have them as autumn moves in.
Finally I got some help and more self confidence with the 2-at-a-time technique -- hope to finish my next socks faster .