Thursday, September 13, 2007

1 Step Forward 2 Steps Back...


Well, not quite. but, 1 sock finished, 2 socks started.... instead of finishing one of the several others already in progress. Just off the needles, are the socks my sister has named Hearts - A - Plenty. I knit these in Gypsy Knits in the Rose Garden colorway, purchased from The Loopy Ewe. I am very pleased with the way they turned out. I had nursery duty on Sunday at church. We haven't been having many kids in the nursery here of late, so I took my knitting along, just in case :) I was able to put several rows on. Immediately after the service was a picnic and fun and games for the kids for Rally Sunday. I had my knitting bag out in the hot sun with me and decided to play a few games. While my knitting bag was unattended, someone was curious I guess, because when we were ready to leave, the socks were off the needles, yikes, and lace too. My family was forced to wait as I carefully picked up the stitches. Even though we live super close to church, I was not willing to chance any of those yarn overs disappearing. Anyway you can see they survived the ordeal, and I love them.
I started 2 more pair, but I am not certain they will stay on the needles. I see a trip to the frog pond in our future. The first is in Yarn Love in the Spring Morning colorway. I think this yarn is too busy for the design. I had started this same design in another yarn but it was pooling so much that it looked like the front of the sock was purple and the back was turquoise. Now I don't mind a little pooling, in fact I like it most of the time, but that was a bit much, even for me.


The second sock is in Lorna's Sport in the Devon clolorway, I love this color. And everyone who knows me knows I love Lorna's Laces. Not much to see in this one so far. It is going to be a textured socks. I will knit a little more on it before I decide whether or not it needs to vacation at the frog pond too. Both of these yarns came from, yes that is right, you guessed it, The Loopy Ewe, my favorite online sock yarn shop. I should be getting a hank of Wollmeise this week from there, so I fear both of these socks will be neglected :) I do love the Wollmeise. Sheri should be getting more in stock in the next month or so.
Well it is allergy shot day for the CW (my son the computer whiz) so I am off to round up some knitting to take along.
Have a wonderful day!!!

15 comments:

Deb said...

Oh no...I really like the Spring Morning yarn and the pattern. It's not too busy - really.

Cindy said...

the hearts-a-plenty are absolutely gorgeous--you are sooooo talented!!!
Cindy

Brenda said...

The hearts-a-plenty socks turned out beautifully!

In the photo the spring morning sock looks very nice. And that Devon colorway is really pretty. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

Diane said...

It's funny how fast those stitches jump off needles when there are little ones around. My 2nd grandson is superfast at removing needles.

That spring morning colorways definately needs a calm pattern. I wouldn't frog the Lorna's sock. Looks perfect!

Karen said...

The "Hearts-A-Plenty" socks look wonderful! I'll have to post a picture of my version of it (I so love being your proof-reader/test- knitter). Keep the patterns coming, I have yarn and needles waiting. And I know you'll find the right yarn for that pattern and dream up the right pattern for that yarn too.

~Tonia~ said...

Love the Hearts-a-Plenty. Knit them up in red and you have instant valentines sosks. :)

I don't think the Spring Morning yarn/sock patter is too busy so far. Of course it is up to you since you are the one knitting them.

Love the Devon colorway. Very pretty.

hakucho said...

I'm a tinker ( especially with lacy knits) so reading your post I got the horrors...glad you were able to fix it. I think I would have just sat down and cried. I've learned something though...NEVER leave your knitting unattended :) Your socks are always so beautiful!

Esoteric Knitter said...

The socks look fantastic! I love seeing your knitted socks. :)

Karen said...

The Hearts-A-Plenty socks are lovely. It is a beautiful colorway - I think I had admired it myself. ; ) I will be watching progress on the other socks.
I will be trying to re-capture a YO myself today (just one mind you) and cringe at the thought. I suppose it gets easier with experience. I'm glad you were able to pick up where you left off.

Angela said...

I agree about the busy yarn. Maybe just a plain ribbing for that sock.

Ang

Jknits said...

Just looking at your socks makes my feet feel warm!

Carol said...

I love all of them....oh and to have to pick up the stitches on those gorgeous socks....what is the pattern......can't wait to see the finished product.

Beth N said...

I'm with everyone else--the hearts-s-plenty socks are gorgeous. I really like the spring morning socks too.

Knitty Gritty Thoughts said...

All your socks are beautiful!

Nan said...

I love the hearts a plenty pattern, can't wait till it's available, you're a very talented sock designer!