Thursday, January 03, 2008

Same Mission ... New Year

I am still on the same mission .... the one I get on every now and then, that is until I am overcome with the overwhelming desire to cast on with a new yarn or a new design. I am finishing single socks .... I know .... again !! We will see how long my resolve will last this time.
First up: Kaitlin's socks. These were supposed to be for her Birthday in October. Better late than never right. She loves them. She says they are quite warm and her chilly toes appreciate that. The picture really doesn't show the unusual color combination in between the primary stripes. She asked for them not to match, but I couldn't bring myself to do that ... esp when it was so easy to match these.


Next were the Classic Elite Alpaca Sox in the Baby Blues. This is my Cool Breeze pattern. Very warm socks even with the lace. I wore these the other day when it was in the single digits outside with my Birks and had very warm footsies. And they are oh so soft.

Then were the Spritely Goods in the Peppercorn color. A cabled sock. It is the Cables Galore with a ribbed cuff instead of the cable cuff. I purchased this yarn from The Loopy Ewe also.


And then last night I finished my first pair of the New Year. These are knit in Yarn Love. I don't remember the colorway name and have misplaced the ball band. This yarn was in my Loopy Groupie prize bag when I attained groupie status. Just a 3 x 1 rib on the leg and a plain stockinette foot.
And as soon as I wove in the tails on these I cast on for the second sock of another pair. I think this one may have been hibernating for almost a year. I will post a picture of them when I finish the pair. They are knit in Opal in the Fish color from the first Rain Forest collection. I think when I go searching for all the singletons I may be surprised or shocked by the number of socks there are stashed throughout the house. I know I had forgotten all about the Fish socks and a pair I discovered last night knit in Bearfoot. All I can say is, I should never run out of hand knit socks.
My patterns have been restocked at The Loopy Ewe if you care to take a look. Included in the last shipment were the patterns for the new mitts and the latest socks.
Have a great weekend everyone!!!

10 comments:

trek said...

That's a great accomplishment - all of those socks married off.

hakucho said...

I absolutely love Kaitlin's socks. They're my favorite. That yarn is gorgeous and the stripes are so pretty :)

happy knitting in 2008 :)

Beth N said...

I don't think that I can pick a favorite sock--they are all gorgeous.

~Tonia~ said...

Yay for more pairs of socks. Just think if you have an even number of singletons then you can put them together and call them a pair. ;)

Karen said...

You are doing so great finishing those pairs up. They are all beautiful!

Sheila said...

You leave me in the dust! You are a very fast knitter and the socks always look great! Happy New Year.

Shelley said...

The socks look great, and you are doing a good job at completing the matching pairs for them. I'm slowly getting my second Yukon Leaves sock done. I'm trying to finish that before I cast on another pair. It's been tough to do at times, but I've managed not to cast on another pair of socks...though I did start a pair of mittens and another scarf...lol.

Brenda said...

Fantastic socks as always, Monica!

Russ said...

Kaitlin's socks look so pretty, and I'm with you about the matching. I was off by a couple of rows on the last set of varigated socks I knit and it bugged me...although I still happily wear them:)

Lynn said...

Wow those are some great socks you finished off!!!!