Monday, August 06, 2007

FO's, UFO's and a Rag Tag Update

A Bit of Knitting Going On!!!!

First up: Garter Rib Stitch socks, size 1 needles, Yarn: Life Style .

Hmmm...notice anything different about one???

I RAN OUT OF YARN!!!! I measured and measured and still come out with the same length for each sock!! When I finished the first sock I had a T.A.D. of yarn left over but not on the second sock!!! I called the owner of the LYS (Knit N Stitch in Trussville, AL, if you are ever in this part of the state) see if she had any left over yarn as she had knit a pair of socks for the shop, but she had exactly enough for the socks that she knit. She did offer to knit a pair of child size socks and give me the left over yarn, which was incredibly nice!!


I call these my Pirates of the Caribbean....the blues remind me of the caribbean....with just a touch of black for the pirates!! LOL!!

This is the yarn that was gifted to me by Jane at Quiddity . Love Jane's blog and I LOVE this yarn!!!

Jitterbug by Collinette...this was my first time to knit with this yarn and it is running a close second to STR yarn in the way it feels while knitting with it.


Sophie's Toes Yarn: Colorway Iris Garden....this is THE most beautiful mixture of colors...reminds me of a Monet painting!!!

You can find Sophie's Toe's on Etsy. I can't say ENOUGH about how sweet Emily is!! She always ships the next day after listing yarn! If you have time go through her archives for past colors. Be sure to sign up for email notification of when yarn is listed. I absolutely LOVE the fact that this yarn knits the SAME....NO pooling!!!!!!!

Is this not the most beautiful colors??????

RAG TAG UPDATE: Despite my hopes of receiving a pkg. on Saturday it just wasn't to be!! Last seen, the Rapid Rag Relayers box is in Indiana with Camilla. From AL to MN to IN and HOPEFULLY on it's way to ME!!! LOL!!! Check back for updates!!

Late Addition: The box is now in Kentucky!!!!!


Jeanne said...

Beautiful socks! I love Sophie's Toes yarn too - I have a few skeins of it in the stash, and just need to find the right pattern for them.

Sydney said...

Nice looking socks! I love the colors in the Sophie's Toes yarn. I may have to put that on my "To Buy" list.

Becky said...

Oh girl you have become a sock fiend haven't you?!! I love the blue ones!

wendy g said...

Beautiful socks! Glad you found enough yarn to finish the Garter Rib socks. I will have to check out Sophie's Toe's.
Stay cool!!!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Wow, great socks!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

All those socks ... I am so faaaarrr behind on my socks! And your's are so pretty. You're going to have better dressed feet than me this Winter if I don't get a move on.

paula said...

Those all look great. Glad you could finish them

clothesknit said...

love the socks darlene! and i'm so happy you've found a way to finish them up :o)

Emily said...

I love all of those socks but I might be partial to a certain pair--lol!!

Theresa said...

I love the close up of the colors - beautiful!

Thanks for the great prize package - I'm now anxiously awaiting my tag box!

Mother of Purl said...

Wow, you DO knit artsy socks! I've never had anything on my foot that reminded me of a Monet painting!! You are so fancy. I will keep trying so that I can be in your league eventually. :)

Maddy said...

Me too, but I'm having trouble with Kitchener toes. I don't suppose you know of any good step by step instructions?