Friday, March 14, 2008

Finally.....

We got a good snow. Last Friday and Saturday the winter storm finally hit. I was up late and was watching the beautiful, white fluff fall. I was going to go out and shovel a little bit, but it was a very wet snow and coming down faster than I could shovel, so I opted to just watch it fall. I am a pretty sedentary person, but I love to shovel snow for some reason. Anyway 2 days later it was in the 50's and then the next day in the 60's so it didn't take long for it to melt, but I enjoyed it while it was here. The tulips are popping up through the ground, so I guess it is time for Spring, which I also love.


I was able to finish a few pair of socks over the weekend. The Denmark socks are finished. I have worn them already. I am so glad I finished these. I love the thickness of this sock and they are so warm. At least I got to wear them before the Spring warm up is in full force.










And I finished the pink Triple Twist socks. I did a yarn over short row heel on this sock. I needed to try a different heel for the Sockknitters Anonymous group on Ravelry. I am still a heel flap fan.








I also knit another baby sock. This one is for a baby boy. I knit these in the Hercules color way with left over Fleece Artist Merino sock yarn. Sheri asked if I could combine the two patterns, so I did and it will be available soon at TLE. I have named the pattern "For the Wee Ones"








And I cast on for another pair. I am knitting these in Koigu. I got this yarn in coffee/sock yarn swap last year, or maybe the year before last. Thanks again Anita. Since I have size 10 feet, yardage is always an issue. I had a little left over Koigu in a solid blue, So when I ran out of the beautiful yarn Anita sent me, I finished the toes in this blue. Both of my daughters told me they looks silly with just the toes in the blue and I should have made the heels blue too. I was going to do that originally, but was afraid I did not have enough for heels and toes for both socks. I would rather be safe than sorry. Anyway, I love them, and since they are for me, that is all that matters : ) This pair will be 49 for the 52 Pair Plunge ... woo hoo!!!
Thanks to all of you for the wonderful comments about the designs in the Cables on the Go book. I loved and appreciated them all. I don't have email addresses for all that commented, but I tried to respond to all of them. Thanks again, and have a great weekend everyone.

14 comments:

hakucho said...

I especially love your pink socks :)

happy knitting :)

Karen said...

You go girl!! I'll be happy if I finish one pair this month.

Beth said...

Those Denmark socks are fabulous! It's really a great sock if it gives me a urge to knit with a color I don't even like! :)

Helen Knits said...

Oh how I wish we had snow not just because of the unusually hot weather we've been having. It looks so beautiful reminds me of my childhood.
Wow 49 pairs of socks, you are amazing!

Knitting Kris said...

Keep going for your goal of 52!
I love all the socks, and I happen to like the blue toes! :)

Jane said...

I love them all! You are going to make your goal I just know it.

Angela said...

What a cute elephant! Nice socks, too! You are a sock knitting fiend...wish I could knit that fast. What is your secret?

Ang

Kathy said...

pair 49? You amaze me Monica. Im off socks for now, but I love seeing yours. have you ever knit a heelless sock. Did they stay up?

Allison said...

I continue to be amazed at how fast you knit socks! So since you have size 10 feet (I have 9.5) do the monkey socks in accordance with the pattern on a size 2 needle fit you? I think I remember that you've made those. I'm worrying that mine won't fit.

Shelley said...

I am always amazed at how fast you and Karen knit socks...I think you two are the Queens of the Sock Knitters! And to be at pair 49...that is awesome!

Shelley said...

Oops...forgot to mention that I ordered size 0 dpn's from the Loopy Ewe, so soon I'll be able to start knitting those sock patterns of yours I bought! Can't wait!

Pamela said...

I am in awe of those socks! They're all gorgeous.

Beth N said...

I don't know how I missed this one--love the new socks and I really like the pink ones. I just read a review of the Vogue scarf book on Amazon.com and the person liked the whole book, but she singled out two scarves as especially beautiful and one of them was yours--of course.

Caroline said...

Your socks are always so pretty. I love the Denmark socks and the baby socks. I still think I like knitting heal flaps better than short rows too.