well, the above socken weighs in at a whopping 52gr! and the leftovers ... a generous 60gr. hmmm ... doesn't 52+60=112 ? what's up with that? what about the label that reads 100gr ? i'm not complaining. i just don't get it.
anyhoo ... i will have a lovely pair, someday ....
in the meantime, i, of course, have started another sock project. i saw these beauties on flickr the other day. and then, i saw these. and that was enough to make me want some of these too ! you can get your copy of the pattern here.
of course, i often run into problems when i change things ... i haven't hit any walls yet, but i am knitting these with the toe from the ann budd's toe up sock in summer IK. i also made my increases kf&b vs m1. i'm also going to attempt a reverse heelflappen as in knitty's widdershins.
i am using lorna's laces shepherd sock. it's holding up quite well to my rippin' & re-knittin'. and finally, finally, i am knitting a green sock !
speaking of green ... lookie what i got !!!
it's louet's kidlin. it came all the way from NYC as a gift from a fellow yarn-ho, the incredible jackie ! thank you! thank you! thank you!
and, because i sometimes like to brag and show off, i also got THIS !
OMG! KOIGU! i'm trying really hard to not ditch all my 10 other sockens on needles and wind this up and start some kind of socken this moment!
by the way, incase any of my friends are wondering, i have not done laundry yet ! how can i with all these lovely distractions ?
and lastly, on the yarn front, my mom also picked up some yarn for me when she was on vacation last week at myrtle beach (no worries, she's going somewhere much more exotic (mexico!) next month)(and i don't think there are any yarn shops on cozumel).
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she was requested (possibly emphatically told) to not get any yarn that had those faux-fairisle blips. what does she get in return? a pair of socks, but "without ridges and holes". she wants hers to simply stripe, like the picture on the label. so, when i'm ready for my next mindless knitting socken, i will reach for the reds for mom.