Saturday, April 30, 2011

Weekend sock update

The past week has been spent mostly knitting, as my stomach decided to spazz out on Monday night. Nothing bad that doesn't have a godd thing with it, right (that's a swedish saying, I don't know if it translates properly though)? I finished my Devon socks this week:

I call them my Hobbe socks, as Hobbe is a Devon Rex breed. I LOVE the socks, KnitPicks Stroll is really soft and nice to work with, and the colours didn't bleed at all when I washed them. Of course I immediately had to cast on for another pair! I can't go without a pair of socks on the needles! Thomas actually helped me pick which yarn to work with, and he chose the Unplanned Peacock sock yarn that I bought in Roanoke a month ago. The colourway is called Hokie, which apparently is some kind of local sports team (I think football?). That tells you how much I enjoy sports, and maybe especially american sports... We don't have either baseball or american football here in Sweden, it's all about soccer and hockey. Not that I watch any of that either though!

Anyway, the socks! I chose the Wrought Iron Socks pattern from Toe-Up Socks for Every Body by Wendy D Johnson, and I'm enjoying them so much! I had to look up Judy's magic cast on on youtube to get it right, and that really really sucks on dpns (I think it would be so much easier on two circulars, but I don't have two in the 2 mm size, plus I love working on dpn's), but I managed. And after the first two rows, it's smooth sailing. It's fun to work some cables again, it's been a while, and I'm actually already past the heel on the first one!

I was a bit worried that it was turning out too small to fit over the heel, but I've put the stitches on scrap yarn and tried them on today for real (I tried it yesterday with the needles still in them, and promptly broke one of the KnitPicks needles! Thank god I have ten of that size, as I've bought two sets (and broken two of them before this too)), and they fit. It's kind of a close call to actually get them on, but once on they fit perfectly! I can't tell you how thrilled I am about this colourway, and the yarn is a dream to work with! I want to wear them NOW!

Unfortunatley I think they will have to go on a time-out for a while, as I picked up my beads for the wedding stole I'm making yesterday. The stole needs to be done before anything else, so I get it finished in time for the wedding. As I only picked the beads up yesterday I don't have any new photos to show you, but I bet I'll be getting along fine til next time though.

Now, I think I'm going to go outside and get me some sun. We're having the most amazing spring weather here this week, it's so nice to see the sun again! I've been trying to get me some fresh air at least once a day even though the stomach has been arguing with me, and I've gotten some freckles on the nose at least. I love my freckles! I wish I got to have them all year round, but alas they only come out during the sunnier months.

See you soon!

/ Jenny


Gracey is not my name.... said...

Great socks! I love the colorways too..

We have a saying similar: Every dark cloud has a silver lining...

scrapperjen said...

I love the socks!!! The colors and patterns are wonderful.

Hope you're feeling better and enjoy your weekend.

Virginia said...

Hokies are a college football team for Virginia Tech, which is the school I went to for my graduate degree. (also where I met my husband)

The socks look great!