Thursday, July 23, 2009

i couldn't wait ...

... to play with the new yarn. i don't know if i'll get any of my kal socks finished before their deadlines, and i kinda don't care. i just want to work on things that excite me, and that includes my crochet hexagons, and these new socks with the bamboo & ewe yarn from joann's.


i'm knitted them with a stitch pattern from _sensational knitted socks_ ... it's called bluebell rib (page 49). i was looking for something simple, elegant, and mindless. this simple 6 stitch repeat fulfilled all those desires.

i'm already on the heelflap. i'm keeping these on the short side (the leg is only 6") because they're a summer blend (wool/bamboo/nylon) and they have holes (lace).

i cast on another project yesterday as well ...


it's going to be a beer cozy. i'm using some leftover sock-ease yarn to knit my wee cozy. it's just for fun, but it would be nice to have it finished for when i go out sunday evening to hear a friend's band play. click on the picture and there's a link for the pdf file of the pattern.

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