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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A Good Knitting Day...

Today was my office's annual picnic for our clients. We do the cooking and the serving, the setup and the cleanup. But in addition to that, we have Bingo. And especially while we're doing Bingo, I can sit and knit. (So it's one of those times when I get to KIP)

I always take a sock. And I always get LOTS of questions and conversation (which is good). And today, I took the STR Rooster Rock Socks. I didn't quite finish them, but I was able to do that while I watched the news tonight. So without further ado, I give you:
Wendy's Generic Toe-UpPicot Edge Socks in STR's Rooster Rock lightweight sock yarn...

Knit on size 0 dpns - I began with Colonial Rosewood dpns, and moved to Brittany Birch dpns when one of the rosewood's snapped mid-Sock #1.

Love these. I had a day or two to decide whether or not to bother with hemming these. I actually like the single row of K2, yo, that forms the picot edge when it's flipped over and hemmed. So I almost didn't do it. But I decided that I really DO like the picot edge enough to take the time to sew the hem down. addition, I finished one hat in navy Lion's Wool-Ease (the Dulaan Cloud pattern but knit with one thickness of yarn on 10.5 Addi Turbos. It went really fast. I'll show you, but I've got another hat OTN, and another planned. Frankly I'd loved to show you all three together and get a hat-trick on Cover Your Head KAL!!


Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Sallee, I really like these! One of my next pair of socks will also feature the picot edging. Nicely done!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Great socks! I noticed them when I saw you kntting them last week! I need to start a pair with my new STR. They will be my first with that yarn. I might knit Jaywalkers since I never have yet.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Abigail said...

Splendid socks! Great job:D

10:33 PM  
Blogger teabird said...

The picot is especially pretty - lovely socks!

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

The socks turned out beautiful. I just can't imagine knitting them on size 0 needles. That's some patience.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

The socks look wonderful -- I love those colours!

7:28 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

Love your sock! I have been wanting to try the picot edge too. Yes, it is the sewing holding me back. So now I just gotta do it!

9:34 AM  
Blogger kat said...

those socks turned out beautiful!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

You know how much I love picot... :)

Your socks really came out great and the color is so yummy! :)

10:22 AM  
Blogger Margene said...

I usually pick up the hem stitches as I knit then there is no need to go back. Nice socks!!

11:21 AM  
Blogger KnitYoga said...

The annual picnic sounds great especially as you can get in some knitting time. Love the socks!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

What a great opportunity to KIP! And I love the Rooster Rock colourway. I think the extra effort to hem them was worth it. Beautiful!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Great socks! And an excellent opportunity to KIP. Glad you had a good time.

5:09 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

nice socks! and they match!

6:44 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Oh, I love the colors! What fun to finish a pair of socks. I have not worked on socks for several weeks, waiting for my hands to get better, but STR is truly a wonderful yarn. Job well done, Sallee!

11:35 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Beautiful red socks! I need to try this pattern someday.

4:15 AM  
Blogger Jenny Raye said...

Love the socks~

8:00 AM  

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