Tuesday, February 24, 2009

why i almost never finish

...a pair.

since january, i have managed to finish almost 3 pairs of socks. pretty good, huh?

first, socks for my bil's christmas present. what? christmas was two months ago? hey, i gave him one sock and the yarn to make the mate. what more could he want? he did say that i forgot to include needles. oh well.

then, while i was waiting for the yarn to do some new designs, i joined the leyburn sock kal over at the socks that rawk ravelry group. being that i can't leave well enough alone (and also due to that fact that my 5 stitch quilted lattice looked lousy), i found two other patterns using the same/similar stitch and came up with...

"i am not a lemming, "green", crystalline leyburn socks"
the 3 stitch quilted lattice is from the green merino socks
the cable is adapted from the crystalline socks
the leyburn is just so i can say i am doing the kal

yarn: str, medium in cobblestone county
one of my first bmfa purchases
us 2 (2.75mm) on leg, us 1.5 (2.5mm) on foot

then i finished one of these.

"time in a bottle"
february sotm club kit for theknitter.com
my design

meilenweit arizona #57o7
us 1 (2.25mm) needles
gauge: 9 sts & 12 rows/inch

if you are keeping count with me, that makes 2 pairs. ok, close. i am almost to the toe of the "leyburn".

and then i have this "pair."

on the left is the sock for the may sotm club kit for theknitter.com
on the right is the leg of the april luxury sock club kit for theknitter.com

yeah, sneaky black and white photo so you can't see anything.

yeah! THREE PAIRS OF SOCKS! i know, i worked so hard to make matching jasmine mitts and then i have all these mismatched pairs of socks. d'OH! but i really don't wear them this way.

did i tell you that i am waiting on some more yarn so i can work on a design for the "50 states/50 socks" cd? "somebody stop meeee!" i'm still working on my noro mystery of marie roger scarf and i NEED my jasmine scarf to wear with my mitts.

**go to socks and more for more info about the "50 states/50 socks" cd. previews of some of the socks are being posted there. **

i am going to stitches west on friday to play at the market. i love breathing in all those fiber fumes! yeah!

so, what's going on in your little corner of the world?


PurlingPirate said...

Okay, did I miss that somewhere? What is the 50 states, 50 socks cd?

Nell said...

3 pair in January!?!??! That's amazing!

Knitting Linguist said...

Gorgeous socks! Even the ones in unmatched pairs ;) Have fun at stitches west -- breathe a few extra fumes for me, 'k?

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