May 06, 2008
YAY!!! I got them done on Sunday. 4 days over my deadline. Am I worried?
Pattern: Log Cabin Socks from Hand Knit Holidays
Yarn: Jager Como
Needles: US 5 - 2 circulars
Notes: Loved the pattern, they knit up quick. I used this yarn because:
A) it was in the sale bin at my lys (3 bucks a ball)
B) it was similar to the yarn spec'd in the book
C) it is PURPLE!
I am not sure I would knit socks with this yarn again (it may even be discontinued). It felt like I was using pencil roving plyed with very thin elastic thead. I don't have much left over. Enough for my "scrap" bin.
I love the little "dandylion" in the middle of the picture
What a glorious day! The sun finally came out so I could take a picture
Sorry about the garden hose. Did I mention it was a glorious day?
It was also my birthday! YIPPIEEE!!!!!!!! I had a really nice day not doing much of anything. OH, but my husband got me this:
While I may not like everything in here, it is inspiring.
Posted by beth at May 6, 2008 12:56 PM
Lovely socks - happy Birthday!
Posted by: pumpkinmama at May 6, 2008 01:16 PM
Yay for cabledy socks! Happy birthday!
Posted by: katie at May 6, 2008 01:31 PM
Posted by: diana at May 6, 2008 02:01 PM
Oh yeah! I forgot we have close birthdays! Happy birthday!
Posted by: Stacey at May 6, 2008 03:01 PM
The socks turned out great! I love the purple and think it goes very well with dandelions. I have been getting great bouquets of them this spring. Sounds like you had a terrific birthday!
Posted by: Salt City Spinner at May 6, 2008 03:04 PM
happy birthday big geek. let's get together sometime for food and fiber. MBL (Mrs. Big Lou)
Posted by: Margaret at May 6, 2008 04:56 PM
Happy birthday! And lovely socks!
Posted by: Kirstie at May 6, 2008 05:08 PM
Nice socks! Crazy stuff in that book, eh?
Posted by: lisa at May 6, 2008 08:27 PM
Happy Birthday! What a great time to be born; spring is finally showing up and everyone is just a bit happier. Enjoy!
Posted by: Karma at May 7, 2008 01:26 AM
Hey, if you want to help me out with my stolen needles crisis, I would be glad to trade you for bags of really yummy, fresh roasted coffee!
Posted by: toni at May 7, 2008 10:17 AM
Happy Birthday! Those socks are gorgeous by the way.
Posted by: Alyssa at May 7, 2008 12:35 PM
I love these socks, but yet I continue to resist buying this book... why?
Glad your birthday was a good one. We missed you at guild. The card weaving class was much fun. I can see myself doing it more often, however I will resist the purchase of a loom. Really! Gotta talk to you soon too, have a question to ask, and a book to drop off to you. Maybe coffee this weekend? And I can bring some wool needing the services of your drum carder? Huh Huh Huh? ;) Also we need to plan trip down to Lorens. She is close to abandoning "steekfest" and just may do "steekalone"
Posted by: Carla at May 8, 2008 06:36 AM
Ooo, the socks are beautiful! Happy birthday : )
Posted by: Octopus Knits at May 8, 2008 06:37 PM