Monday, January 22, 2007

Socks, Socks and more Socks

We had out first snow of the season, and my feet are loving the hand knit socks . The colder weather has given me the desire to knit even more socks, because a girl can never have too many ... right! I was remiss in including the sock blockers Karen fashioned for me from clothes hangers, so I will show them off with some socks in progress. I finished one of the socks in the Irving Park Lorna's at the staff meeting the other night and started the second. I am about half way finished with the second one. And then I started another pair yesterday in some Claudia's Handpainted in the Wisteria colorway. They are moving right along. This is my own pattern, although I am sure there are similar ones out there somewhere.

And, a couple months ago, I made a pair of baby socks and was asked to share the pattern. Well I finished the socks and gave them away, and never wrote down the pattern. I have since joined a couple groups that knit for babies in the Children's Hospitals so I will be knitting more baby socks and have a pair in the works. I will remember to write out a pattern this time. These are knit with some left over Opal, I think one from the Element group. I will be making some in a sport wt yarn soon. Those little socks are so fast to knit and so darn cute.


And the last pair, Opal Fish. I bought this yarn a couple years ago, and could never decide what pattern to use. I think that is the case with the self striping yarns, I never know what to do with them other than knit them plain, and let the yarn do all the work. I am doing a simple 3 X 1 rib on these with my generic sock pattern. I love the colors in this yarn, it is one of my favorite Opals.
Well the kids are coming in the door from school and will be wanting some attention, more knitterly goodness later.

10 comments:

Karen said...

I'm so glad those sock blockers are working for you. All your socks are so nice... I love your Claudia's and your "fishy" socks. And that baby socks is just toooo cute.

hakucho said...

All of your socks are beautiful. Love the baby ones! I'm still struggling with my first pair...I'm turning the heel tonight...you sure are fast, really amazing :)

happy knitting :)

Angela said...

Wow! Love that Opal yarn. I need to get into knitting some for myself.

Ang

Shelley said...

Beautiful socks! Love that Opal colourway. The baby socks are so cute!

Lone Knitter said...

That Opal fish is really a happy looking yarn. Makes me wish I weren't on a yarn diet! I recently started knitting with Opal, and I've been enjoying it very much. Their yarns are so creative and fun.

Janice said...

Wow!! You are really fast at socks! They all look amazing. Do you use 2 circulars? I am REALLY wanting to get into sock knitting, but those tiny dpn's make me feel like fumble fingers. You're going to have very cozy toes with all of those wonderful socks!!

Beth N said...

Beautiful socks--love those colors and the baby socks are so cute!

Sheila said...

You really are into socks right now. Are the baby socks for the nursery or another unit? I love all the socks you posted.

Diane said...

Kids wanting attention .... geeze don't they realize there's knitting to be done? The baby socks are just adorable.

Rose said...

I believe I must've missed the baby sock pattern you previously shared and I would love to make a few pair to keep and to donate. Could you send me a copy of the post?