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Saturday, June 28, 2008

First Pair SOS Done!

Well you could have knocked me over with a feather! I had no idea I had it in me to knit a pair of socks in EIGHT days!
But I did!
(please note the tail of my Knitting Assistant - she was trying hard to get into the photo without getting the flash in her eyes, and she succeeded!)

These are the STR Pink Granite socks. The pattern is a corruption of one from the Knitting Stiches Calendar Fancy Slip Stitch Rib - EXCEPT I goofed! This is knit in the round.

So I changed the pattern without meaning to, and when I was into it a few rounds decided that rather than fix my mistake I'd live with it. So let's call this one "Knitnana's Trial and Error Slip Stitch Rib?" lol

Yarn: STR lightweight in Pink Granite colorway - I LOVE this lavender - JUST gorgeous...
Needles: Harmony circulars (2) size 1.5
Pattern Stitch: Row 1: *K1, sl1, K1, P2* around on 60 stitches for the cuff
Row 2: *K3, P2*
(I used Judy's Magic Cast On and knit my standard foot (52 stitches) and heel...then increased to 60 stitches for the cuff.
Time to Knit: June 21, 2008 (12:01 a.m.) till tonight! (June 28, 2008)

Here's a close-up of the rib (I kinda like it even if it's nowhere near what I intended to do...!):

My next sock (to be cast on tonight, I hope!) will be a plain vanilla stockinette in Meilenweit Meeting that Chris sent me ages ago - in a blue/white/grey/black combo. With the cat show looming next weekend, I don't need to be knitting anything complicated!

Speaking of cat shows...I cut and prepared 4 bags for sewing today! That's a LOT. And here is my faithful sewing assistant in her new "office:"

That's directly under my sewing machine, and just behind the trashcan I use for threads and scraps. I've noticed that this is the spot she goes to (other than under the bed) when there's a thunderstorm (and we've had a lot of those, lately!).

She's right next to my feet here, and I guess it seems like a protected spot!

I like her being down there more than being on top of the cutting table with the fabric!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice socks - congratulations!

Yes, my Meezers also seem to subscribe to the "if you can't see me, I'm ok" school of security. It's kind of nice to have them near your ankles, isn't it?

8:25 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

pretty socks!! Remind me next time I see you that I have something for you :D

8:29 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Very nice, and I quite like your unintentional rib pattern!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still love the pink granite color. Meezer looks very cozy under there. :-)

10:24 AM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

For a so-called "mistake" in your ribbing, it sure looks nice!

4:34 PM  
Blogger Tan said...


I didn't like Pink Granite when I first got my skein, and I kind of accidentally let Che wipe it out. But then I started to love it and had to order a second skein to knit my club socks. And now they are one of my favorite pairs.

6:59 PM  
Blogger RoxanneZYG said...

Love the socks! Those colours are awesome! Meezer is so adorable too...watching over you :)

9:13 PM  
Blogger kat said...

oh i love those socks, the colorway is great!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Ariel said...

Beautiful socks!!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Eight days to knit a pair? Face it, you rock.

Meezer is too cute. Onyx used to burrow under the covers during storms. :)

5:49 PM  

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