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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

DONE!

TA-DA!

It's my Ingrid's Blues Mock Cable Socks!

See the toe? That's Judy's Magic Cast On! and I LOVE IT...you know why? When I do a short-row toe, no matter how carefully I work, I always - ALWAYS - have little holes that have to be sewn up. I wore a pair to work today...that little "stitching" no matter how careful I am, makes my toes hurt. I can't feel a thing on the inside of THESE socks...Whee!

Specs:
Yarn: Claudia's Handpaint Ingrids Blues colorway
Needles: Knitpicks Harmony size 1, 16 inch circulars (2) - oh I am so in love with these needles...I have the entire set of the interchangeables on my Xmas Wishlist!! (Hint Hint, Big Sis!) *wink*
Pattern: Well...it's a little of this and a little of that - the basic sock continues to be from the Toe-Up Socks Class that I took almost two years ago...that's the heel pattern - and this stitch pattern IS from that class. Not sure I'm in love with it in this yarn, but I do like the pretend cable you get. Like I said the toe is Judy's. I don't pattern my foot as I don't like the way ribbing feels inside my shoes, so the foot is stockinette.
Time to Knit: Just this month of October - I think it's amazing how fast they knit up!
Thoughts - I'm not in love with Claudia's yarn. The colors ARE GORGEOUS. But it's a little splitty. And oh my did it snag up into spaghetti when I first tried to wind it into a ball...

That said, I like the yarn. I have more, and I'll probably buy more. As I said, the colors are gorgeous. And that makes a world of difference in variegated yarns! But it's definitely not my favorite yarn to knit socks with...not my least favorite either...(I'll reserve Wildfoote for that! lolol!)

Speaking of Wildfoote? I wore THESE today - I did make them just a touch too long, btw. But they were nice to ward off a bit more chill this a.m. (at 32 degrees!) than I was ready for...

What goes OTN next? Well, I suspect I'll put more socks out there, but at the moment I'm vacillating between my October Art Walk Three Dancers yarn and the Fleece Artist I bought for my Big Sis's Xmas gift. I don't have her foot measurements yet (and her feet are odd...very narrow at the heel, so I have to have measurements!).

So maybe...in addition to some of the items already OTN for gifts...maybe I'll start my Booga Bag - the purple/black/gray yarns I bought at NoSoKnit last month?

Oh...did I mention it was cold this morning? Well last night, the CC was pretty cold - she doesn't weigh 7 pounds and it's all skin and bones - a scrawny 16.5 year old baby, with the highest metabolism I've ever seen...

So I got the bed I bought in Richmond last April for BB and she decided it was pretty nice...of course that means The Meezer took the left-overs...a fake lambswool that the older girls used to trade-off on...

Hmmmm....just whom do you think is "top cat" now? And please note that's MY knitting chair? I've been displaced completely...
(sigh)

12 Comments:

Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Those are awfully cute socks, Miss Sallee!

Regarding being displaced? You know our cat masters have first dibs on everything. :o)

9:43 PM  
Blogger Will Pillage For Yarn said...

I can't stand knitting with Wildfoote either. It's awful. :-/

LOVE your socks though! Wow, great!

10:23 PM  
Blogger RoxanneZYG said...

Love the socks and I vote for ART WALK OTN next...hee hee! :)

10:36 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Love the socks! The colors really are gorgeous.

CC looks like the absolute queen she is enthroned on your knitting chair. :)

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute socks! And, yes, that WAS your knitting chair.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

The socks look wonderful -- that's one of my favourite Claudia's colours. :-) I agree with you about the yarn, though. Would be wonderful to have her incredible colours on a nicer base yarn.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen Dagorielle said...

Those socks look really warm and cozy and I love the colors!Doesn't CC look comfy! :)

9:53 AM  
Blogger margene said...

The socks look warm and cozy!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Great socks!! Hey, have you ever tried the "square toe cast on"? There's a link in my sidebar - it's my personal favorite way to start toe-up socks.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice socks! :-) Of course, I love the way you started them.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Congrats on the socks!

6:53 PM  
Blogger kat said...

oh the socks turned out really nice!

10:55 AM  

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