Monday, July 30, 2007

I vanquished the socks!

Three cheers for my Sockapalooza4 Socks being finished by the deadline!!!! And with a few days to spare too. Hole-ing myself up at the cabin for the weekend doing nothing but knitting paid off and they are done. And I so hope that my pal will love them. She's a super lady who I've been emailing back and forth with. She made some pretty amazing socks for her partner and deserves really great socks herself. I hope that I can deliver for her *fingers crossed*. I can't wait for her to find out who I am either and see the rest of the great package I put together for her.

So, here they are:

Pattern: Basket Weave from "More Sensational Knitted Socks"

Yarn: Stone Barn Fibers in "Ominous Skies"

Needles: set of 5 US 1 dpns

They must be mailed by the 7th and rest assured that I'll update you as soon as I hear from my pal and point you to her fabulous blog which is well worth the read and stop by!

In other knitting news I was plugging away at the cable baby blanket and at the Mystery Stole. But I needed a quick fix and made some adorable baby socks (the ones I made before and stupidly forgot to photograph). They're for my friend's new born niece and they are just too cute for words. I can't wait for more babies to knit for in September :) The pattern was "Two toned socks" from Debbie Bliss' "Simply Baby"

Can I have an "Awwwww"? They're just so pink and fun. And tiny. Unbelievably tiny! But what I can't believe is for two socks that are so small that they could possibly have so many ends to weave in:

I think I counted like 18 or something crazy like that! They also happen to be the only thing I've ever done in two colours. That's something that I hope to fix this fall. Perhaps starting with a hat and moving on to gloves in more than one colour... But that's miles away at the moment because my mind is firmly on baby knits and how to acquire more baby patterns, lol.

But it's time to go and upload more into Ravelry. So I will leave you with a picture of a sign that was up at the university that made me go "huh?"


While I can surmise what they meant, the obviously unintentional meanings that could be taken from that are much more amusing. Happy Monday!


Jewels said...

lol, glad you put the sign up.
Great sock knitting as always too.

knitting singer said...

that sign is quite amusing. Awww baby socks!!! The cutest pair of socks ever!!