Monday, August 13, 2007

A pair! And a single.

I had another lovely weekend. While Jake was installing ventilation apparatuses, I knit some socks (notice a pattern developing here?). I even finished a pair!



Once again, these are simple, toe-up socks, knit using Wendy's pattern, in Mama Llama self-striping sock yarn in the "Berkeley" colorway, purchased from Wool Girl.

I love these socks. Here's a picture on the sock blockers:



When I was finishing the first sock, I cast off as I would for any sweater I've ever done, and then couldn't get the damn thing on. So, I did a lil' research, and came across the EZ sewn bind-off, which was very simple to execute. Here's a close-up of that:



The only thing that irritates me about these socks is that I had altogether too much yarn leftover:



I guess Kim is right - I need to get a scale, and fast.

Also, I must have caught a case of finishitis. After I wrapped-up this pair, I took out a sock in progress, and ended up finishing one of them:



I guess I need to do a close-up on this, but it's just a simple sock knit with Socks That Rock in the sherbet colorway. Finishing went pretty quickly, after I transfered all of the stitches from a 12" addi to a 47" addi, and then used magic loop. By the way, I have got a shit ton of 12" addis. Anyone want some? I was even a good sock knitter and then cast on for the second one:



Next up? Yarn acquisitions. Someone, who shall be unnamed, for witness protection purposes, scored me some of this:



No, I am not a member of the Rockin' Sock Club. It's sad. Maybe next year. Next, the Nashville Knitting Meetup had its first yarn swap last Tuesday (to be continued this Tuesday). I traded some Lorna's Laces in the sweetie colorway to Kim (mentioned above) for some Lorna's in the baby stripe colorway:



And lastly, but certainly not least, here is my Lovesticks prize package from the blog contest I won:



By the way, Katie puts an old-fashioned piece of stick candy in with her orders. I love those! I can't wait to knit with this self-striping goodness.

I'm about cashed out for now, but I'll leave you with one sweet picture of my Boo lovin' up on some Fluffy (short for Fluffy L. Jackson - he's the cat):



Have an excellent Monday,
Erin

4 comments:

Leah said...

You Go, Girl! Finished pairs. I better get on the stick since you are now setting examples.

I got the new Cat Bordi Sock book. Haven't had time to look at it though.

Jeannie said...

Nice socks! I like the striping pattern on them. Yay for finishitis!

Bronwyn said...

How weird, I have only one skein of STR (not a fan, I must admit) and it's THE EXACT SAME COLORWAY! Except mine is a rare gem or whatever. Is yours the same? COULD WE HAVE YARN TWINS?

Ahem. I WILL be there tonight, along with my best friend. She's knitting her first sock, be kind to her. ;)

Sarah H. said...

Ooh, pretty yarn! I'm impressed with your sock knitting, as always.