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,