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June 29, 2007

1 sock and 1 cute cat

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Yep, one down, one to go. Every time I knit a pair of socks, I am just fascinated by the construction. I mean did the person who invented the hand knit sock slap their head and say: "I am truly gifted and brilliant for coming up with this idea!"

Lord knows I sure would.


I love this picture:

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And no, he is not ready to pounce on the 1 finished sock. But it sure looks like he does.

Posted by beth at 12:47 PM | Comments (11)

June 21, 2007

Busy blogger, no lazy blogger this time

Yes, it's true, I have been busy. But I alway manage to squeak in some knitting time.

I have a progress shot of my purple shawl:

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I think I am going to take my time, again, with the edge. I think I want to do a few repreats at a time. I think I am not liking knitted on lace borders. (groan.....) I am going to try and actually finish this and not let it die in my ufo pile.

In the mean time I had my large footed friend from New Jersey go to the yarn store Knit-A-Bit and pick up some yarn (ON SALE!!!) and send it to me so I could knit her and her friend a pair of socks!

She has good taste:

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That is Colinette Jitterbug and Lorna's laces! Don't know the colorway's, who cares! Look at it! I have decided to start a pair right away:

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Yep, I decided she needs a pair of Jaywalkers. I am thinking the cascading leaves socks would be good for the green yarn.


Okay so that isn't all. As payment for me knitting her these socks, she threw this in the bag for ME!!:

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Swoon! I think this will be my summer of socks! I really don't need anymore, but it is so pretty! The blue is the yarn with the aloe in it. I forgot the name of the yarn company. The middle yarn is more Colinette Jitterbug (sorry, don't know the color way) and the end is Trekking.

I have to get busy!


Posted by beth at 12:33 PM | Comments (17)

June 12, 2007

What a lazy blogger I have been!

Thank you for all your sweet comments about my socks. They really are beautiful and I can't wait to wear them.

As soon as they were done though, I moved on. I had to.

What am I up to now??

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A new shawl! From Victorian Lace Today. I am a lot further than this picture shows. I am almost done with the main part and will soon start with the knitted on lace border. I hope I don't run out of steam like I did with the round shawl. I haven't given up on that... (john) ;-)

The only challange with this is not the pattern. That is easy. It's the yarn. 70% Kid Mohair. Sure it looks pretty all wound up in a ball, but it is pure EVIL. Just when you think you are going at a good pace, you drop a stitch. Yep. I am unknitting a couple of rows right now, but I should be back on track soon. No life lines for me, no sir. Why would I do a smart thing like that?

Posted by beth at 12:27 PM | Comments (14)

June 04, 2007

Pretty Socks

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Specs:
Yarn: Rowan 4 ply Botany - Purply heathery color - 2 1/2 balls
Needles: US Size 2 DPNS and US Size 2 Circulars
Pattern: Spiral Boot Socks from Interweave Knits Summer 2007 issue

These were very easy. The pattern is well written and easy to follow. I would highly recommend anyone afraid to try these, not to be afraid.

They are my favorite socks right now. I was going to take a picture of them in a pair of boots, but it was like 90 degree's this weekend! So sorry, no highly stylized photo shoot. (ha ha)

Posted by beth at 12:30 PM | Comments (36)