knitnana: Personal Sock Club More or Less on Track!

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Personal Sock Club More or Less on Track!

They're done! I'm delighted...I knew I was coming close at lunch, and then took them in to a webinar training this afternoon and finished them before it was over (with nothing to take their place - oh my that was a very, very, long, slow 15 minutes with nothing to knit...)

Yarn: Trekking XXL #173 (and yes, tho' it's not as obvious while on these sock blockers, they're matchy-matchy!)
Needles: Knitpicks Options 2 circs size 1.5 (I love these needles, and wish I could get another pair in the same beautiful finish!)
Time to Knit: I realized I never entered this on Ravelry, which is why I'm glad I still blog - I pulled these out to begin them on August 3. I ripped them out on August 22, and finished them today, Sept 3.
Pattern? Well, it's the basic toe-up, plain vanilla this time with a bit taller 2x2 rib on it. It works, it's fast. I really wanted to knit up lighter yarns to go with my khaki jeans. When I finished these? I realized that they'll be perfect with the jeans, but I don't have a single coral top to wear. Hmmm. Guess I'll have to go shopping, huh?
I'm on track with the Personal Sock Club - I've knit 11 pairs of socks so far this year, and have the twelveth OTN - two pair are not "stash" yarn...but yarn I bought this year...but I'm still one month ahead. I may try to only put one pair of socks OTN at a time for a bit...perhaps knit on a shawl or something for awhile?

Tonight was the vet's payroll (which I finished fairly quickly for some reason) and then home to sew the bags I cut out last night:

Do make sure to click the photos to make them larger (or embiggen, as they say) - both of these fabrics are out of print, that I'm aware of. But the one with the very realistic kitties is one I was very lucky to find this week. A 1997 Alexander Henry print, I've loved this one for the watercolor brushstrokes that form such a natural kitty print. Sometimes I can get my hands on vintage fabrics, and others? Well, not so much.

If you're heading out of town for Labor Day weekend, have a wonderful, safe trip. I'll be right here, working on stock for the show, and sharing those photos with you as I come up for air!



Anonymous Barbara-Kay said...

The socks are lovely - indeed, matchy. Wear them in good health!

8:13 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, I love your new socks! Those are great colors, I bet you'll wear them a lot :)

11:31 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

The socks look wonderful! You're just bashing them out! Wish I could do the same.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Congratulations on being ahead in your sock knitting! That is a great pair of socks!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Great job on the matching. Those are gorgeous socks.

1:53 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

I love the new socks.. they say 'fall' to me!

5:58 PM  

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