Friday, July 13, 2007

where to begin? well ... i finished something ....

koigu monkey socken

ooooh! that's a big picture! ... well ... it's a pretty sock, and i want for you to see all the details. i finished this socken this morning. and i have not cast on for the mate. part of me wants to go ahead and make the mate, but ... there's other socks waiting in the wings ...

... and i only have one pair of the susan bates size 1 dpns. i need to get some more. there are good needles and there are snooty needles. i have a lot of sock needles ( and that's another post ! ), and the susan bates dpns are an easy favorite because they're lightweight, inexpensive, and they have a good taper.

... and ... i might be using them for this next project :

stuart loves socks that rock !

i think stuart is looking for some attention ...., but my next project is going to be hedera from knitty!

i already started the sock once today ... but, i had a slight gauge issue. i got gauge in stockinette ... but, when i knit in rib, or rib and lace, such as hedera ... i get kinda loosey goosey. so i ripped.

the yarn is socks that rock lightweight in ruby. the yarn is like butter! ... so soft! and the color is quite shocking ... it was handpicked by santa-mom last december.

i'll give it another go sometime this weekend ... if i don't get sidetracked by this ....

fresh yarn

i have not seen this yarn floating around the internets ... it's adriafil's knitcol, a fingering wt. superwash wool. though pricey for it's yardage (only 137 yds in 50 gr), the color changes are quite captivating. i will be using this yarn for socks ... maybe even (gasp!) jaywalkers ! .... maybe .....

what was everything hiding in? ... one of these ....

go knit pouch!

... i just needed a little "pick me up" today ... thus, the bag ... and then ... coordinating yarn. i already have a lovely camo bag, and i love it, and use it almost daily.

6 comments:

kitteeeee said...

Everyone needs a little Pick Me Up every now and then :D
Looking forward to the pretteee Jaywalkers sockens! (May the knitting force be with you ;)

sgeddes said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the adriafil all knitted up!

PCR said...

The monkey sock is lovely!

Beth S. said...

I am all about the Susan Bates DPNs. The grey ones are my favorites, but I won't say not to the shiny metal ones either.

Nice Monkey! :-)

tammy said...

I just love your socks! I wanted to tell you, the ravelry homepage has instructions for getting your invitation re-sent if you haven't claimed it yet. 'Cause you totally want to lose HOURS of your life in there, don't you? :)

Stacey said...

oooh - the green monkeys! I'm green with envy!!! the hederas are going to be amazing in that color! STR lightweight is such great stuff - I like it better than the medium weight.