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July 31, 2008

A sock, some yarn, a blanket, OH MY!

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Yes, I got one sock done in the month of July! How about that? And I cast on for the second sock! Which is very wise. It lessens the second sock syndrome I think.

I also plyed the purple. Here is a nice close up shot. Kinda makes it look like there is a lot there doesn't it?

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But in reality....


It's about 80 yards. There was only 2 oz!

Oh and I did say that I haven't shown my scrap sock yarn granny square blanket in a while haven't I? Here you go

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That is a mouthful to say!

I got some more to add to it thanks to my sock knitting frenzy of late

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I so love this blanket. I want it a little bigger. Thats all.

Posted by beth at July 31, 2008 01:02 PM


Wow! You have been busy. I love the granny square quilt. So glad that Suki is better.

You have perfected spinning. I am impressed with the yarn that you have spun!

Posted by: Audrey at July 31, 2008 01:18 PM

love the sock and the sock blanket:)

Posted by: ambermoggie at July 31, 2008 02:02 PM

whoa, lots of fiber in that post! :) i love the blanket.

Posted by: gleek at July 31, 2008 07:20 PM

Beautiful sock and blanket!!!

Posted by: Jadielady at July 31, 2008 08:07 PM

Wow, that blanket is fantastic! That's a great idea for leftovers. But are you grouping it by color on the outer edges, or just throwing in whatever you have?

Posted by: Gena at July 31, 2008 09:18 PM

Whoa, your blanket is AWEsome! I love it!

Posted by: katie at July 31, 2008 09:42 PM

LOVE the blanket! The tease is some sock yarn at www.littleknits.com it is Ranco sock yarn for $7 a skein! and one skein makes a pair of socks. It is pretty and I am sure they have some sort of factory but still looks hand dyed. I got two skeins and I am thinking of making a shawl out of it.

Posted by: Sarah Brown at August 1, 2008 12:49 PM

Nice blanket, Granny.

Posted by: Margaret at August 1, 2008 03:16 PM

Like the sock... like the blanket... Love the wee little purple skein! Perhaps it will go as an accent with your holiday fiber? Drum carder= best buy of the year.

Posted by: Salt City Spinner at August 1, 2008 04:12 PM

The blanket is great! Do you take sock yarn remnant donations? :-)

Posted by: Laurie at August 2, 2008 04:38 PM

Gracious! That's a lotta busy!!! Very inspiring, though. Maybe I'll actually spin something tonight. I keep saying I'm going to...

Posted by: Sheepish Annie at August 3, 2008 07:44 PM

this is the same thing I do with leftover yarn!
We have granny square blankets on all our beds here!

Posted by: susand at August 3, 2008 10:31 PM

I love the sock! Opal yarns scare me - they seem like they are only for those who really know how to put a sock together and that would totally not be me at the moment!

Is the Granny blanket knit or crocheted? I'm thinking it would be a great project for leftover yarn but am unsure I can learn how to crochet...

Posted by: Nicholas at August 4, 2008 01:39 PM

That is the best granny square blanket I think I've ever seen! LOVE the dye day pics...especially the witches brew and what came out of it. Looks like loads of fun (what WAS in those little cups??)

Posted by: lisa at August 4, 2008 04:42 PM

LUV the sock...and the blankie...it is beautiful...is there any color pattern you're following or are you just picking up yarn till it's finished then picking up another etc? I need to start another blanket for my grandaughter..I promised, think it will have to wait for fall...how was little geeks birthday?

Posted by: lemon at August 5, 2008 08:39 AM

Love the blanket. I lack patience with crochet to learn it well enough. I like the log cabin blanket for using up scraps for knitting, though!

Posted by: Candice at August 5, 2008 09:23 PM

The blanket looks great--really unique! Let's get together sometime and knit.

Posted by: julia at August 9, 2008 07:54 AM

Those are great! You HAVE been busy!! I love the blanket and the socks are so pretty.

Posted by: Carol at August 14, 2008 04:33 PM

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