Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I scare myself

Both pairs are finished -- ends woven in and everything!! The red socks were finished 2 weeks ago; the blue socks were finished this morning at 10 a.m. I had 14 hours left! That's early.

Glamour shots and yarn details after their bath, but here's the proof:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

quick update

I am rounding the heel on sock #2 of the red pair. . . next picture should show them finished!


Friday, August 6, 2010

a sock of a different color

August is our first Wild Card month. That means, except for the ground-level requirement to knit a pair of socks, there are no specific guidelines. I knew what I wanted to make -- but I could only find one of the two skeins of yarn that pair required. In the course of my wild search, however, I unearthed these:

The blue, green, and white sock (much prettier in person; I'll get a better picture) was put aside in fall 2008 to make room for Christmas. It was and still is one of my favorites -- it's pure Maine winter. The brick red sock (color on that one is exactly right) -- well, this is embarrassing, but I don't even remember this sock! I think it was sometime in 2009.

For my wild card "pair," I will finish blue sock #1 (red sock #1 was finished last night) and knit the second sock of each pair. That actually requires a little more than a pair's worth of knitting, but August has a bit of sitting-around time built in, so I am optimistic.

And, in the interest of making life difficult, two nights ago I cast on a new pair of mittens.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 1

The first day of the month clearly has good energy for me!! I finished my fifth pair for the current afghans for Afghans campaign on Sunday, August 1:

This pair was also made holding two strands of sock yarn together -- as friends and relatives know, I have way too much sock yarn, and this uses it up faster. It also makes a soft, cushy sock. Both yarns were green/blue mixes; the darker one is a vintage Opal (ca 1999); the lighter one is a Meilenweit tweed.

I don't need to ask for a bending of the rules this time, because I finished a qualifying pair in July, but these are still headed out to California today to get into a box for the long ride to Afghanistan.

August's assignment is "wild card." I'll post mine later -- the sun is wrong for pictures right now.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Socks in July

Elizabeth, I have to confess that I haven't done ANY knitting at all in the month of July.  OK, I may have done some half-hearted knitting on a garter stitch scarf but other than that nada...I will make an effort to get two pairs of socks done beginning to end in August.  I promise.

I could make some lame excuses but let's face it, I was in England.  I had the time of my life.  It's just lovely there and I didn't see anyone knitting...I didn't have time to knit, it was a steady pace of tour, pub, sleep, tour, pub, sleep, repeat...