Thursday, March 3, 2011

Socks, Socks, Socks

I wish I had more to show you for my lateness, but things have been rather busy lately.  First, there's Walker's classes (which are going very well, despite the high time commitment) and second, I started another yoga challenge earlier this week.  Once more I'm shooting for practicing 5-6 times per week, but the difference this time is that I will be blogging about it in more detail. 

Don't worry, I will not be hijacking this blog.  I started another one here.  So if you're interested in the benefits of a regular hot yoga practice or just want to see the wild and wacky poses I get up to when I'm not knitting, check me out.

Anyway, knitting:

Stocking Ornaments
You all remember the dozens of stocking ornaments that I cranked out at Christmastime for, well, everyone?  Well, Kathryn loved them so much that she commissioned me to make a few more for her three kids.  I panicked a little because I didn't have any of the Christmas colored Palette I used before, but she assured me to use my best judgment with the colors I had and this is what I came up with:

Cute, huh?  Kathryn sure liked them--she wants me to make two more for her pets!  Man, my queue just keeps getting longer and longer!

Paraphernalia Socks

This pattern was a real joy to knit.  This was one of the very rare patterns that did not once bore me. I never wished that I was done with the project so I could move onto the next one. Maybe it was the size of the pattern chart and that I only had to repeat it times. It was easy to memorize, but I was never bored. Bravo.

I really, really did not like that it required dividing the stitches onto four needles, so I cheated a little and had to put the end of the round in the middle of one needle. Since the cabling makes your place in the round very clear, this was never a problem.

I also omitted one pattern repeat in the leg on each sock. I was worried about running out of yarn--and was right to do so, since I would have run out had I completed the full length of the leg section. I like the way this turned out. They are beautiful and are just the right length for my snow boots.

I would happily knit this pattern again.

But not for a while.  My backlog is getting a tad out of control--Venezia and non-knitting time commitments are eating into my time and motivation.  Maybe by spring (I mean Maine spring, not the Vernal Equinox) I will have that monster sweater done and be able to move onto other things...



1 comment:

Carly said...

The socks really are lovely.