Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lace Medallion Socks

This past summer, as in the two summers before, I participated in the Summer of Socks group on Ravelry. I have continued in my streak of not finishing any socks within the designated timeline, and failing to meet my own personal goal of socks knit during the summer.

This summer I did manage to knit one pair of socks before the summer ended, and today, I finished my second pair! The pattern is Medallion Lace Socks and I bought the yarn from the (now defunct) etsy shop Rainbow and Her Magic Dyes. I've had the yarn for a while and have just been waiting for the perfect sock pattern to go with it.

I think that this is the perfect combination of pattern and yarn. What do you think?

I just slid them onto the sock hangers to photograph them. I think once I wet block them, the lace pattern won't be so bumpy and the socks will be perfect! Here's a close up of the lace pattern (you can all share my amazement that my camera didn't go all blurry during the close-up)

I hope to work on the Celtic Knot Stole and a Christmas stocking for Baby Girl. I have to come up with a new traveling project. I'm thinking of this hat for Little Boy. And matching mittens. Because tonight, he asked me to make him some mittens!

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Yarn Harlot

Last night, I went to a book reading by the Yarn Harlot. As expected, I laughed so hard that I cried. Plus, it always helps to hang out with people who don't think you're weird for asking to pet their sweater.

I managed to start the foot of my second green sock. I have dreams of finishing it by the end of the week. We'll see....

I'm pretty tired today, and my annoying allergies have turned into a full-blown cold. Luckily, I had some leftover soup for lunch

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Green is the Color....

Of the sweatshirt I've been wearing

Cooler weather has finally settled in

Of the socks that I'm knitting

The August Summer of Socks socks are coming along slowly

Of Little Boy's Cast

He fractured his arm on the school playground by running into a pole

Of the Kitchener Stitch Key Chain my mom gave me

Will come in handy, since I have one of the Summer of Socks socks waiting to be kitchenered

And maybe of me - a little envious of all those attending the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend!