Sunday, June 17, 2007

socken-splosen !

i cannot tell if my head is exploding or if i'm suffering socken-constipation. though, i think, it's one and the same ....

there has been lots LOTS of socken knittin', but not much, if any, in the way of
socken-completion.

i'm like some crazy child that runs from one toy to the next, which ever offers the path of least resistance or most entertainment. i am a socken-ho.

so, let's travel down my rabbit hole ....

orphan love

we saw this socken (the yellow one on the right) in a previous post. it's knitted with the new reynold's soft sea wool. well, like any sucker, i fell instantly inlove with this yarn ... and i am still enamored ... but, i have run into a couple of snags with the patterns from the book ....


this one is pink in the booklet, and is a shorter version of the spiral boot sock in the summer '07 issue of IK. my problem ... keeping in pattern as a stitch pattern spirals ... 'cause ... sometimes you must slip a stitch to keep in pattern, and i'm not the best judge of that occurrence. so, it taxes my brain more than i can handle when my apt. is a whopping 95*, ... so, i abandon ship !


this pretty pink socken cuffen? well ... i think there must be a typo in the instructions, 'cause my cuff looks twice as deep as the picture in the book, and ... it spirals too ! and my apt. is still a million degrees hot !

okay ... onto progress!


so, i felt a bit stuck, and needed a sure thing . thus ... socken monken #2. though, i said i was knitting orphans, sometimes you need a sure thing. and this socken monkey is flying off the needles, without pausing and recollection, just following in the footsteps of socken #1.


... not to be distracted by this amazing and lovely jitterbuggen-socken-monken ! i am so beyond-in-love ! kiss kiss ! i am knitting a socken-monken with jitterbug's slate colourway ... and i LOVE it! ... 'cause i am afeared of running out of yarn, because jitterbug has crappy yardage, i only worked 5 repeats in the leg of socken.

i must say, i love LOVE love the spring and boing of jitterbug!

not to mention its color ....


... new socken yarn! also jitterbuggen. i fell inlove with the colourways ... on the left, velvet damson, and on the right, toscano. gasp!
i think, the rightsided jitterbuggen socken yarnen will become some toe up sockens from ann budd's article in the summer '07 IK issue. and the lovely blue?! oooh ... i don't know yet!

... we're not done yet ....


... so, as i said, i think my head has been exploding! why? ... possibly because of all the sockens ?! (not to mention the heat and lack of air conditioning !!! )

... so, due to the drawbacks, there had to be some enhancement, aside from the above jitterbuggen socken yarnen. what else might a knitter need? hmmm ... accoutrements !


i went out & about today, with coupons in hand, and purchased some cheapie knitting needles i've come to appreciate ... some susan bates dpns.


and, on a more upscale adventure, i acquired some new socken patterns ... from the amazing cookia a.

14 comments:

Mouse said...

Du hast einen grand socken problem! (ok.. so my German is more than a bit rusty.. lol)
I've got to go buy another set of Addi Turbos in size 1's so that I can start another sock.. I'm addicted as well.

kitteeeee said...

The Jitterbug socken looks FABU. Rocken-socken ON!

amanda cathleen said...

Everyone loves a socken-ho! Especially one with such nice sockens. Love your monkey socks. That is one great colorway!

The_Add_Knitter said...

You are a rocken socken robot!!

I am glad to hear that you like Jitterbug b/c it's next on deck for me, hopefully with the toe-up Ann Budd pattern, woo-hoo!!

Stacey said...

:) all the socken love! Is that Monkey not the quickest, most addictive pattern????

J.P. said...

I *love* the Monkey!

I tried to leave a comment when you first talked about the sock and yarn, but I don't think it went through. I was going to say that I have the exact same yarn and am planning on using it for Monkeys in the future.

I am inspired to definitely do that now that I have seen yours.

Thanks!

Kelly said...

You seem to be pretty busy with those socks! I love the blue yarn. Lately I've been wanting to get some nice turqoise or deep sapphire blue sock yarn. But I'm still on my diet till August, so it will have to wait. BTW, I love cheap metal needles. The stitches slide off so smoothly and they don't break as easily as bamboos.

Kristy said...

Wow, we have so much in common! Love of Jitterbug colorways, Susan Bates DPNs, and single socks :) Have fun with all of your WIPs!

Schmutzi Meilenweit said...

what the funkenhuber is a socken MONKEN?????????

Haha Kittee said...

I think it's a stuart :P

gray la gran said...

who needs friends when you have a schmutzie, devil kitty, and a pinky ?!

... and stuart is safe tonight ... w/o bichos, extra appendages, nor lost in jitterbuggen.

naughtee kitty said...

Aw shucks, I was so fond of stuart's "extra appendages" :P

aquaknits said...

I love the orphan socks, keep them coming! I'm feeling very project skittish myself lately. :)

That slate Jitterbug is gorgeous!

Beth S. said...

That Jitterbug sock is so pretty, I'm sure it won't be an orphan sock for long. ;-) Seriously, it shows the texture beautifully.