Friday, September 05, 2008

It Is All About Socks......

That is all I have been knitting. Now that the SoS 08 is over, I think I am ready to work on a sweater for the DD's upcoming Birthday. But for now, all I have to share....that is right...socks.

I finished 2 pair of socks that I had started and shared in the last post.

The Victorian Swags knit in the Opal Petticoat.
And also finished is Miriam knit in Pagewood Farms Chugiak
This is a pair I started several months ago and put away when SoS started. They wouldn't count, due to the start date. These are for the eldest girl child. She is happy these are finished. I didn't weave in the ends until after she left for school though, so I could take pictures of them before she wore them. She thought they looked way too long in the foot for her, but they are a perfect fit. I keep telling her that her 5'9 1/2" tall body would look funny on size 7 feet, but she still can't believe they are that long. These are knit in Regia Cotton Surf. I knit a pair of anklets for my niece with this yarn too. 2 pair with one ball, what a deal.






And I started and finished a pair of socks knit in ShibuiKnits Sock in the Blossom colorway. I love this yarn, and I love the fabric it knits into. These are the Coral Bell socks and will be available at The Loopy Ewe soon. I mailed a box of patterns yesterday.









I also knit a pair of socks for CIC. A knitting friend of mine has developed an allergy to wool. She has always been sensitive to it, but I guess it has progressed enough, that it has caused her to need to visit the emergency room. Anyway, she gifted me some of her wool. Most of it is remnants, and will be perfect for CIC knitting. This pair is knit in a variety of colors of Lambs Pride Bulky. And here is the youngest modeling one of them. I ran out of the off white a few rows short on the second one, so it has a little more of black, but I think it will be OK. Knit on size 7 dpns, these are tightly knit and will surely be toasty warm for some little child. I will be able to knit several pair with the wool she brought over. And I get to try some wools I have not knit with. Her husband travels abroad a lot with his job and would always bring back yarn from wherever he was. Some of them just have hand written labels on them, so I have no idea where they came from, it just says "really soft merino" and the yardage. DD1 has laid claim to the alpaca, but we will see.
It has been gray and raining off and on all day today. But if feels a little cooler, thank goodness. It was in the 90's on Tues and not much cooler the last 2 days. I am ready for some cool, crisp, Fall days. That is about it for this week. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

23 comments:

Shannan said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one obsessed with socks! All of your socks are beautiful.

Jane said...

Socks are gorgeous, Monica!

Brenda said...

All the socks are gorgeous! The coral bells in the Blossom are so pretty and feminine. Have a great weekend!

Angela said...

Love all the socks. I've just gotten back into knitting them myself, with some yarn from my stash. Yours always come out great!
Ang

Sheila said...

I love the Victorian swag socks. I haven't knit on socks all summer. I bow to the great sock knitter! PS, little Morgan loves her socks or at least her mother does. They don't kick off easily.

Karen said...

Wonderful socks of course!

Pat said...

What a beautiful variety of socks! You are amazing!
Every time I see Opal Petticoat, I want to use it - so pretty with the swags!

hakucho said...

As always your socks are wonderful. Glad you didn't listen to your daughter when she thought her socks were too long. They are very cute socks :) She'll enjoy wearing them I'm sure :)


happy knitting :)

Caroline said...

As usual, I love all of your socks, especially the Victorian swag socks. I'll have to check out Pagewood Farms since my daughter is named Paige.

Allison said...

Those are all great socks! I tried to pick a favorite but it was impossible!

Esoteric Knitter said...

LOve, love, love your socks! I'm so jealous of your sock knitting skills. :)

Shelley said...

All your socks are gorgeous! I've only recently been working on smaller projects - toddler sized socks, since I've been a little preoccupied with things lately. I do plan on finishing a pair of socks I started in Korea and didn't get to finish before coming back home, though...and of course more socks. Mostly now I'd like to concentrate on doing a little more knitting for the mitten tree at church (at Christmas) so I can have some things to put on that.

Janice said...

Wow! You continue to amaze and impress me with how many socks you get knit... on top of designing patterns!! They all look wonderful!!

Missy said...

I love the first pair. The color is awesome and the pattern is just beautiful. I really like the other pairs as well.

Daniele said...

Wonderful socks, as always! Bring on the fall!!! Sweater days!

goldwman said...

How do I get a copy of those fabulous Victorian swag socks.....petticoat aging in stash needs to be made into beautiful socks

monica said...

goldwman I couldn't find an email addy to respond to your comment. The pattern is available at the loopy ewe http://www.theloopyewe.com/browse/patterns/monica-knits/mk-victorian-swag-socks/ or as a download on ravelry
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/victorian-swag
Thanks so much

Alisha said...

I just love seeing all your socks. They are always so beautiful!

gypsyknits said...

WOW! Beautiful socks. Always gorgeous work, Monica.

Helen Knits said...

Your socks are gorgeous as always Monica. I am going to order the take flight ones from TLE. It's hard to choose a favourite because they are all so nice.

Kathy said...

I love how ordinary boy socks are turning into the knit rage. SO cute. Admire your petticoat socks too!

Sandytoo said...

I never tire of looking at your socks, Monica! But would love to see that sweater, too, when you finish it. :)

Sandy

Missy said...

You just won an award on my blog =)