Thursday, June 28, 2007

I am Behind ....

... in the 52 Pair Plunge. I should be on pair 13, and I just finished pair 10. I hope I can get caught up. I have plenty in the works, the problem is finishing them. I have second sock syndrome really bad. I have 4 socks sitting here on the computer desk in various stages of completion, and I know there are at least that many more incomplete pair in the knitting bag. But, I did get these finished. The new Cherry Tree Hill, "Sockittome" socks in the Moody Blues color. This yarn is nice to work with, and I will be buying more of it.



I wound some of the new yarn last night, and cast on with the Great Adirondack in the Kenya colorway. I was curious to see this knit up. I saw a swatch of it knit up online, after I bought it, and I wasn't too thrilled with it. Thank goodness it was just the monitor thing. I love it, and it looks just like I imagined it would be judging from the colors in the hank. And it is soft, tightly spun, and feels great. It is actually darker, more jewel tones than it looks in the picture. There will be more of this yarn in my future also.

And I started this sock. I really need to buy some solid colored sock yarn. I say that every time I start a textured sock, but when I order or buy, it is almost always a variegated yarn. I love color, and lots of it. I charted this out the other night, and cast on with some Opal. I think I will have to go surfing for a solid Lorna's or something. I will finish these in this color, because even though the design doesn't show well on camera, I like it.
Contest Alert: Karen sent me this link. Ali is having another contest. This one is not as much work as the last one was. Just answer the question in a comment and you are done. There is Blue Sky Alpacas involved ... yummy. Why are you still here reading, go enter the contest.

11 comments:

Karen said...

Love Love Love everything! Your new yarn is so pretty! and your CTH socks look great! and your new design...spectacular (I have some solid colors I could try it on). I'm going to try to post tonight...so you don't gain any more weight looking at my funnel cakes!

Deb said...

I love the last sock - OK I love them all! What is the pattern for the last one? Also, can you send me Karen's e-mail. I can never respond to her comments!

Beth N said...

I love that new pattern too--loved the blue socks too.

hakucho said...

You have lots of wonderful socks in the works! You need to recover from SSS so all your beautiful socks will have mates ;)

happy knitting :)

~Tonia~ said...

Your socks look great!!!!

I say take all the first socks and make them into pairs. ;)

Kathy said...

your socks are stunning. I love the last one most.

Thanks for the contest, I am going right over.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Love the socks! And you're way ahead of me on socks even tho some people think I'm obsessed with them. ;-)

Diane said...

I'm suffering from startitis too. Can't seem to finish anything but I've got 4 things on the needles.

I'm baiting myself into finishing a bag for an exchange by not allowing myself to open the package containing the bag from my partner. It's working!

Sheila said...

Ten pairs finished. That alot. But you have some lofty goal set there. Thanks for the contest!

Angie said...

I have the same problem. 2 finished socks but different patterns and colors. Oh well, back to knitting.

lbquilts said...

thanks for visiting my 'Fairisles'!
i'm about finished w/#3 for oldest g'son! will post soon. where did you get the Kenya yarn? i love the jewel colors! TTYL...linda