Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"lilacs in burgundy"

i've finally finished my "lilac" socks. wanna see? i wear clogs a lot so really like socks with details on the heel.


"lilacs" designed by jeanie townsend
knitpicks gloss in burgundy
2.25mm circulars/gauge 8.5 sts/inch
modifications: hemmed picot cast-on instead of ribbing, carried pattern down heel flap, instep, and toe

close-up
i really like the heels and toes

i am almost done with the sideways baby sweater. the gauge at 7 sts/inch seems so loose to me since i knit socks more than anything else but the sweater is looking very cute.

i am almost done with the 2nd sock for south west trading company. the pattern is written so i will be able to send everything off very soon!

there is a mistake on the "fly away home" pattern. susan should have the corrected instructions posted soon.
round 3 should read: *yo, k3; repeat to end.

edited to add: click on jeanie townsend to link to her blog. if you email her, she will send the pattern to you.

11 comments:

Pensguys said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

Could you link me to the pattern or where to purchase it?

pensguys @ comcast . net

BarbaraME said...

What beautiful work you do! The pattern is gorgeous. And I love the color of the yarn. Jeanie's pattern is also in my TBK pile.

Knitman said...

Excelent. Beautiful socks. Thank you for showing us.

ruth in nj said...

Love your lilac socks. I am in the middle of my first and love your idea of carrying the pattern down the heel flap. Thanks for sharing! I too wear clogs most of the time. Ruth in NJ

PurlingPirate said...

Those socks are great! Way to go! Wonderful job!

Kerry said...

They are gorgeous!

BTW, you won a hank of Polar Sol Joy. ;-) I just need you to get me your address so I can get it out to you. Thanks for reminding me of the contest!

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Lynn said...

These are beautiful socks!!! And BTW I LOVED the high tech system for picking the winners!! LOL

Rachel said...

Great job! Those socks are really nice.

Diane said...

Perfect color to show off that pattern.

Violiknit said...

Oh, those socks are gorgeous! I love them in that color!

BarbaraME said...

I'm thinking of doing the lilac socks in the Panda Wool that you sent me. Seems like a nice match for each other!

I finished my Menehune Cobblestones socks this morning - I'll post pictures later this week of them. I'm very pleased with the way they turned out.