Monday, April 09, 2007

Weekend Knitting Update

We went to Cincinnati this weekend to visit and celebrate my nieces Birthday. It was very cold for this time of the year. I finished my nieces socks while we were there. I didn't start them until Thursday night so I knit on them right in front of her Friday and some on Saturday, but she is so used to seeing me knit she didn't even pay attention to what I was working on. That whole hiding them in plain sight really does work. I forgot to take my camera along, so I had her send a picture to me so I could post them. They are just some Plain Jane ankle socks, 64 stitches knit in Regia Cotton Surf on size 1 circs. I also gave her an I- tunes card and a puzzle of Captn' Jack Sparrow. She and DD1 had that put together in no time at all.

And since I had empty needles, after I finished those, I cast on another pair. Karen has the new More Sensational Knitted Socks. I started the Scroll Lace socks with some Blackberry Ridge Fingering wt I have had for awhile. It is the Tropical Fish colorway. What an easy pattern to remember and really a pretty quick knit.


Karen got her socks and they fit, I am so glad. And to show you just really what a slacker sister I am .... I took yarn over for her to wind for me. Now, I have to tell you, I have a ball winder and swift, I just hate to drag it all out. She tells me all the time she likes to wind yarn, so I thought this would make her happy ... right? Well I left it at her house on Friday night when we left for the Hotel hoping the winding fairy would appear throughout the night, but it was still in the bag in hanks when we returned the next morning. But later in the afternoon the winding fairy wound all this for me. Lorna's and Koigu, all in beautiful little cakes. I mentioned that I should have brought more later when we were talking and she told me I was on my own. ....Maybe she doesn't like winding yarn as much as I thought.
Happy Knitting all!

19 comments:

Karen said...

Yes my yellow socks fit great, I love them! And I do like winding yarn, but that much at one time makes my arm ache. And none of it got to stay with me. Mandy loves her socks! And your new sock looks great!

Monika said...

Wow, that Scroll Lace sock looks great!

Jennie said...

Love the colorway for the scroll sock. Gorgeous!

Pam said...

Gorgeous sock!
All of that sock yarn looks yummy!

Emma said...

Pretty socks. And lovely little yarn cakes!

Shelley said...

Great job on the socks. I like that pattern of the one you've started. I want to get the More Sensational Socks book too.

hakucho said...

Your scroll lace socks are really workng up nicely! Oh, I do so love variegated yarn :)

happy knitting :)

Beth said...

Go figure - you came to Cinci on a weekend I left town.

Great socks!

sgeddes said...

the yarn is lovely. Great job on those socks. I'm really liking how the lace SKS socks are turning out.

Rhonda said...

Socks are so lovely! Funny how Springs brings out the sock needles!!

Janice said...

Wow! I love that sock!! And the colors are so fun. I could use a ball winding fairy at my house....

brooke t. higgins said...

Ooh, I love that scroll lace sock. More proof I need to pick up that new book. :)

Diane said...

That hide in plain sight really works with kids. I've done it since my kids were very young and they were always suprised.

What a nice winding fairy.

Sheila said...

I am amazed at how fast you knit socks! I would love to knit that fast. I am waiting for my copy of More Sensational Socks.

tonni said...

Ooooh! I love those scroll socks! Recently purchased this book and have looked at that pattern many times trying to decide if it would look good in multi-color yarn. I think this pattern will be one of my next :)

Beth N said...

More beautiful socks. Wonderful colors.

~Tonia~ said...

Lovely socks.

The scroll lace looks like a fun knit. The colorway looks so bright and cheery.

After all that winging I think she might have gotten her fill. I don't mind winding yarn either, but if I am winding it and it is leaving my hands that is another story all together. ;)

Alisha said...

Love those pink socks for your niece! Great job.

Carol said...

I think you have made the most beautiful socks I have ever seen. I just don't know how you do it and the colors are gorgeous. Great Job.