Thursday, April 29, 2010

just in time for sandal season

well, not exactly. it has been a bit cooler here, and i am wearing socks right now. but, i have noticed that there have been fewer and fewer socks in the laundry lately.

i have finished my pretty green socks, "snow petal socks" designed by lisa stichweh. they were a test knit. all that was required for the test knitting was to knit one sock. that's perfect for me, as i often lose steam on the second sock.

snow petals socks

but, i wanted to finish these before the end of this month so they could qualify for the march ska challenge. i actually finished these yesterday morning, but the pictures i took yesterday were mostly out of focus (i tried to take pictures in the day's fading light, and couldn't manage to hold the camera still enough).

i'm glad to have finally used one of my "precious" yarns. this is Knitting Notions Classic Merino Superwash Sock in colorway green apple. i got it at SAFF awhile back. sometimes these "special" yarns tend to sit in stash for too long. but, i've told myself that i just need to knit it up anyways. instead of having a precious stash, i can have fabulous socks.

now, i'm knitting on my brigdewater shawl. i have finally gotten to the point where i can begin the decreases of the giant square. i will start another pair of socks this saturday, as it's the 1st, and the 1st day of skamay10.


René said...

Those are beautiful! I love the color, pattern, and the stitch definition is amazing.

Hepsi said...

Beautiful socks!

VeganCraftastic said...

Those are gorgeous!

Alaskan Nancy said...

Everything about those is wonderful